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, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Jorendc <mailto:email@example.com> changed bug 66470
> What Removed Added
> Hardware x86-64 (AMD64) All
> OS Windows (All) All
> Status UNCONFIRMED NEW
> Severity normal enhancement
> QA Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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:email@example.com> *
> 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,
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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.
Adding needsUXEval to discuss how this can be resolved or if anyhow.