Bug 79356 - connectors split button is missing in the drawing bar in Writer and Calc
Summary: connectors split button is missing in the drawing bar in Writer and Calc
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsDevEval, topicUI
: 54217 103930 114297 118439 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Connectors Unify-Across-Apps Split-Group-Buttons Writer-Toolbars Calc-Toolbars
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Reported: 2014-05-28 07:41 UTC by David Delma
Modified: 2023-10-22 13:28 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Description David Delma 2014-05-28 07:41:22 UTC
Writer is a very good application and I like it. One annoying thing, writer is unable to make a very basic flowchart. This is shameful for a so powerful and popular word processor.

Making the connector tools available to writer will solve the problem for we already have the drawing bar there with useful tools. 

This enhancement will help those people willing to make a simple flowchart on the go avoid using both draw and writer.

Notice: the connectors are present in draw and impress but they are not present in the tool bars personalization options in writer.

could you make the connectors available in writer?
Comment 1 Kevin Suo 2014-05-28 15:35:47 UTC
I can confirm there is no connector in writer. set to new.
This is  a feature request.
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2014-07-05 23:25:18 UTC
Hi David,

For time being, pls use Draw with the extra qualities, and copy / paste to Writer (look in Paste special ...)

Comment 3 David Delma 2014-07-17 11:41:56 UTC
Hi Cor
When you receive a complex document (.docx) and want to add an element to an existing chart man need the connector. If not you will have to redraw the whole chart in Draw and import it in Writer with the risk of breaking something in the document. Let us imagine the waste of time if the original chart is big
Comment 4 Cor Nouws 2014-07-17 12:19:48 UTC
Hi David,

Yes of course I agree that this will be good to have.
(It's my expectation that once all drawing functions are in line across Draw and Writer - which IIRC is something planned - it will be fixed automatically.)
Comment 5 David Delma 2014-07-19 21:41:03 UTC
Comment 6 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-04-12 07:43:38 UTC
Would be useful to know if this is an easy hack or not from the devs.
Comment 7 Cor Nouws 2015-04-12 15:56:22 UTC
little clarification in summary, for in case someone only sees the summary, without the field component (e.g. in the mail notifications)
Comment 8 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-04-25 01:05:00 UTC
Seems the connectors split button (.uno:ConnectorToolbox) is also missing from Calc.
Comment 9 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 07:18:31 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 Regis Perdreau 2016-07-02 20:02:31 UTC
Still open, paste from Impress works...Could it be an easy hack ?
Comment 11 Maxim Monastirsky 2017-10-22 20:41:23 UTC
*** Bug 54217 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Maxim Monastirsky 2017-10-22 21:38:39 UTC
*** Bug 103930 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 13 haevalencia 2017-12-11 01:44:00 UTC
This sounds very good, I am the type of user who does not usually install impress / draw although I must do it for reasons like this.
Comment 14 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-12-21 12:01:40 UTC
*** Bug 114297 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 15 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-12-21 12:02:41 UTC
Gulsah: interested in taking this one on?
Comment 16 Regina Henschel 2018-06-28 19:49:15 UTC
*** Bug 118439 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 17 giors_00 2021-03-02 12:45:44 UTC
Apparently still missing. Copy-paste from draw makes writer move all inserted connectors every time it opens the document.
Comment 18 Max Dohse 2022-09-21 17:48:40 UTC
In Libreoffice Writer and Calc we still cannot create connectors.
Apart from this I pretty much enjoy working with Libreoffice.
Please include this feature in a future version,
I think it would be really helpful for many users.
Comment 19 Regina Henschel 2023-10-22 13:28:04 UTC
Not only the toolbar for inserting a connector is missing.

A: When you have a drawing in Draw, where the connector geometry is changed away from default, and you copy&paste this drawing to Writer, the connector has a wrong geometry. The import uses the adjustment values as if they are given in Twips. It makes no different whether you select all shapes together in Draw or first group them in Draw and then copy them.

B: A connector in Writer misses the "Connector"-dialog. That is ".uno:ConnectorAttributes". It is not simply missing from the menu, but it is not available in Writer at all. It should be in category "Format".

I do not think that adding the missing functionalities is an easy hack.

Tested with Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 7ef3d937415185ef66e32dd3043783eddcd03db5
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: de-DE (de_DE); UI: en-US
Calc: CL threaded