Bug 67622 - UI: Add vertical alignment options for text frames in Impress to tool bar
Summary: UI: Add vertical alignment options for text frames in Impress to tool bar
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.1.0.4 release
Hardware: Other All
: low enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords: needsDevEval
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Blocks: ImpressDraw-Toolbars
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Reported: 2013-08-01 14:26 UTC by Zeki Bildirici
Modified: 2018-09-08 20:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Zeki Bildirici 2013-08-01 14:26:34 UTC
Problem description: 

Hi,

Impress currently has no vertical alignment options in text boxes. It currently aligns the text to center vertically.

Vertical alignment feature came to Calc by 4.1(align to top, align to center vertically, align to bottom) release, and will be very nice to have in Impress too.


Expected behavior:
Having vertical alignment controls in Impress

              
Operating System: All
Version: 4.1.0.4 release
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-08-01 16:41:14 UTC
This feature is already available - 

You must right click the border of the text box then go down to alignment, you'll see 6 options which should meet your needs of horizontal and vertical alignment :)
Comment 2 Zeki Bildirici 2013-08-01 18:19:56 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)

Hi Joel,
> This feature is already available - 
> 
> You must right click the border of the text box then go down to alignment,
> you'll see 6 options which should meet your needs of horizontal and vertical
> alignment :)

That is not the same thing, that alignment was the text boxes alignment not text's alignment. That allings the text box over the slide, not the text inside the text box.

Regards,
Zeki
Comment 3 Joel Madero 2013-08-01 18:32:53 UTC
Also possible: 

Right click on text
Click on text....
Click Text tab
Select your anchor position (9 options available which handle vertical and horizontal placement)
Comment 4 Tomaz Vajngerl 2013-08-01 18:57:15 UTC
Hm.. however we could make this more discoverable by adding the align top, center, bottom to the toolbar (and main menu) in the same way as it is in calc. I think this is a valid request for an enhancement and could be a nice easy hack too.
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2013-08-01 19:14:20 UTC
Requesting UX input then
Comment 6 Zeki Bildirici 2013-08-05 14:45:37 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> Requesting UX input then
Status should be new or Unconfirmed?

Regards,
zeki
Comment 7 Joel Madero 2013-08-05 15:01:45 UTC
It should be UNCONFIRMED for now - awaiting UX advice. Personally I would mark it as WONTFIX but we can wait for their input. Just because Draw/Impress work different - the feature is there and quite functional
Comment 8 Tin Man 2013-08-08 13:04:55 UTC
UX input:
Toolbar buttons for aligning the text vertically like those in Calc would be useful indeed, not just for discoverability, but also for quick access.

A button for the Text dialog in the Formatting toolbar would be useful as well -- currently, the dialog is quite undiscoverable. Also, the dialog should be renamed to "Text Frame" or "Text Box" -- "Text" is vague and misleading.
Comment 9 Jan Holesovsky 2015-11-27 14:02:46 UTC
The information has been provided, indeed sounds like a good idea.  Might even become an easy hack, marking as proposedEasyHack for now.
Comment 10 Joel Madero 2015-11-27 16:40:47 UTC
proposedEasyHack was changed to needsDevEval quite some time ago :) Changing the whiteboard status. This was done to avoid issues with querying where "Easyhack" would return both proposed and actual easy hacks.
Comment 11 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 06:08:42 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)