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Bug 66470 - FILEOPEN: easier access to scale drawings
Summary: FILEOPEN: easier access to scale drawings
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.0.2.2 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Draw-UX
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Reported: 2013-07-01 20:31 UTC by John Spencer
Modified: 2019-06-08 14:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description John Spencer 2013-07-01 20:31:18 UTC
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.

John Spencer
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-07-02 09:25:32 UTC
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?

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 2 John Spencer 2013-07-02 16:17:32 UTC
On 2013-07-02 2:25 AM, bugzilla-daemon@freedesktop.org wrote:
> Jorendc <mailto:joren.libreoffice@telenet.be> changed bug 66470 
> <https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66470>
> What 	Removed 	Added
> Hardware 	x86-64 (AMD64) 	All
> OS 	Windows (All) 	All
> Status 	UNCONFIRMED 	NEW
> Severity 	normal 	enhancement
> QA Contact 		joren.libreoffice@telenet.be
> See Also 		https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=65765, 
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59068
> 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:joren.libreoffice@telenet.be> *
> 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?
>
> Kind regards,
> Joren
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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.

Best regards

John
Comment 3 Thomas Lendo 2019-06-08 14:01:30 UTC
Adding needsUXEval to discuss how this can be resolved or if anyhow.