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Bug 85860 - OLE object frame properties and styles: border lines and spacing should optionally increase frame size rather than reduce content to fit
Summary: OLE object frame properties and styles: border lines and spacing should optio...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 48846 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Borders-Tab LibO-Enhancements
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Reported: 2014-11-04 14:48 UTC by V Stuart Foote
Modified: 2019-10-04 13:41 UTC (History)
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Description V Stuart Foote 2014-11-04 14:48:51 UTC
As suggested by Caolán M. bug 75408#c12--Perhaps we should adjust the UI a bit to have a little radiobutton on the borders page to "add border distance to current size" vs "subtract border distance from current size (default)"

The default behavior when modifying individual OLE objects, or setting a document style for their import, is to keep the containing frame size static and reduce the object size to fit.

As in bug 75408 This is especially a problem when inserting or linking OLE for Math .odf formula objects where font size and spacing is critical to readability.

Propose enhancement would be as Caolán suggests to add a radio button and label to the Frame Properties dialog --> Borders tab to choose to increase the size of object's frame rather than reduce object to fit in existing frame.

Should be applied to the Frame Style dialog as well, and style behavior when set would be that on import or linkage, border or distance to content would be additive--holding size of original.
Comment 1 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-11-06 21:11:13 UTC
I agree. Thank you for this proposition.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 2 Pierre C 2014-11-06 21:20:50 UTC
I agree with this too
Comment 3 Caolán McNamara 2014-11-26 15:50:37 UTC
*** Bug 48846 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Thomas Lendo 2019-01-05 21:22:07 UTC
I suggest to make this also possible for other border lines, e.g. page borders.
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2019-05-24 06:52:36 UTC
My comment 4 relates to bug 112195 (Whole-Page-Filling) - Allow page background to cover the whole page. Because of that bug, now it's not possible to have an other-colored margin around the page content area as it was possible until LibO 6.3.
Comment 6 Xisco Faulí 2019-10-03 13:25:39 UTC
*** Bug 127948 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2019-10-04 13:41:56 UTC
*** Bug 127956 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***