Bug 72809 - The Data Labels in Chart should be possible to reposition (may be by mouse)
Summary: The Data Labels in Chart should be possible to reposition (may be by mouse)
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 48436
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Chart (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Balázs Varga
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Blocks: Chart-Labels
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Reported: 2013-12-17 20:28 UTC by kivi
Modified: 2020-01-29 12:40 UTC (History)
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Description kivi 2013-12-17 20:28:51 UTC
When in pie chart there are many components of data the Data Labels get stitched and one over others. It makes the chart look unacceptable.
The only well working positioning of the Data Labels happen when use the option 'Labels placement - best fit' in Libre Office_3.6.6.2 Calc.

Even in this version these labels are not positioned as expected in other positioning options will be used.
Unfortunately this problem exists in all later versions including Libre Office

One simple solution of this problem could be if will be possible to move around the labels and position them freely by hand. This is possible in Microsoft Office and it solves such problems there. Unfortunately in Libre Office it is not possible to reposition the Data Labels after the chart is created.

My suggestions are: 
1. To make possible for the users to freely move the position of the Data Labels in charts.
2. Also it will be great if developers could make the option 'Labels placement - best fit' work again like in the Libre Office_3.6.6.2 Calc.

I am adding a zip file including some examples with this problem.
Comment 1 Joel Madero 2013-12-21 02:36:13 UTC
Thank you for reporting this enhancement request! I can confirm that this is a valid enhancement request on:
Version: ID: daa57a101a20e0b37db7090796ad002b8d192b9b
Date:   Sun Dec 15 23:07:57 2013 +0100 
Platform: Ubuntu Linux 13.10 x64
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As I've been able to confirm the enhancement request I am marking as:

New (confirmed)
High - Seems quite useful for anyone using charts to be able to move labels freely

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Comment 2 kivi 2017-03-11 17:38:36 UTC
I have tested it again in LibreOffice 5.2.6
Labels still have the same behaviour. In complex charts they are overlapping each other.

So I can confirm that nothing has changed here till now.
Comment 3 Peeyush 2017-04-29 07:55:09 UTC

I am facing same issue with data labels. It can't be manually adjusted using mouse in any type of chart. The overlapping of data labels creates mess in the chart. 

I am working on LibreOffice version installed on Windows 10 64-bit. 

Please help in sorting this at earliest.

Thanks in advance!
Comment 4 Nicolas R 2017-06-21 09:25:59 UTC
Another vote for this enhancement.
A little step , but important in our struggle against another spreadsheet ("our" means  "my compagny" where some people struggle for a comeback of this other spreadsheet) ;-)
Comment 5 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:27:58 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5
Comment 6 Balázs Varga 2020-01-29 12:40:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 48436 ***