This is not so much a bug as an design omission.
Whilst the Libre Office Drawing fulfills the basic needs for creating simple drawings and sketches, it fails to have a drawing scale feature. The same is true of Libre CAD.
The very first time I tried to draw a small detail I was frustrated because my object was only 2 x 3 inches in section and 4 inches long. In order to have a reasonable size representation I had to mentally create a 2:1 scale as I went along.
There needs to be a drawing scale feature at the file level to provide this very basic need.
What about Tools > Options > LibreOffice Draw > General > Drawing scale :)?
But I think a faster access is desirable (like in the bottom status/toolbar).
Therefore lets change this bug to an enhancement request?
On 2013-07-02 2:25 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> Jorendc <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> changed bug 66470
> What Removed Added
> Hardware x86-64 (AMD64) All
> OS Windows (All) All
> Status UNCONFIRMED NEW
> Severity normal enhancement
> QA Contact email@example.com
> See Also https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=65765,
> Summary FILEOPEN FILEOPEN: easier access to scale drawings
> Component Drawing UI
> Ever confirmed 1
> *Comment # 1 <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66470#c1>
> on bug 66470 <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66470> from
> Jorendc <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> *
> What about Tools > Options > LibreOffice Draw > General > Drawing scale :)?
> But I think a faster access is desirable (like in the bottom status/toolbar).
> Therefore lets change this bug to an enhancement request?
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Thanks for your response. My apologies for raising a non issue.
However, I do concur that the route to the solution is obscure and I am
not sure I would ever have found it. I am more used to Visio, am
looking for a replacement and find Libre Draw/CAD similarly functional.
There, the scale function is reached very quickly via the Page Set Up in
the File menu. I do agree that an enhancement is appropriate, since the
drawing scale is usually the first parameter that is determined after
the drawing page is created.