this is an RFE:
Would be great if one can choose a different shape from the context menu, when a shape is selected.
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What is the use case?
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> What is the use case?
When I have a circle/diagram shape/.. (with text, properties..) and want to replace it with another shape, it's easy if you can do it in one click.
Is available in other software too.
That's how it should work but the reason is not so clear to me. You mistakenly used a rectangle and want to convert that into a circle because copy/paste of the text is too much work and you have a large number of shapes in your document.
While such a function sounds pretty simple I have doubts about a clear workflow because the type of the shape is treated as a property. Why not always add just rectangles and set the shape later? And how should the context menu work? Like Writer > Insert > Shape?
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #5)
> That's how it should work but the reason is not so clear to me.
It just happens to me now and then.
And I know it from other software. So prolly I'm not the only one :)
> And how should the context menu work? Like Writer > Insert > Shape?
context menu: Replace with > ..
I'd just like to point out there can be a lot more to it than copying & pasting the text. For example: fill color/gradient/etc., line width, line type, line color, and connectors to/from other shapes.
In short, changing a shape type is a huge pain right now and I'd really like to see it made easy.
people interested in helping with this:
Form controls allow replacement with other types - it's in the context menu.
So that _might_ be some nice start for code/inspiration.
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