Currently the status bar shows the position and the size of the selected object, but this size refers to the size delimited by the handles of the shape, that is a four side polygon or rectangle.
It will be good to have an automatic area calculation of the shape itself in the status bar and in the dialog of position and size.
For basic shapes, like square, rectangle, triangle and circle, a think the calculation could be simple, because the length of the handles polygon match some of the measures needed for the calculation.
For example, in the square and rectangle is as simple as multiplying the width by the height.
For the triangle, the width match the base and the height is the same needed for the calculation of base of triangle by height divided by two.
In the case of a regular circle, the size of the width is equal the diameter needed for the area calculation. Even with the ellipsis, the size of the width is equal to the long diameter and the height is equal to the short diameter, which can be used to calculate the area.
I know that some shapes will require a more complex procedures to calculate, and I don't have the programming skills to develop this feature. So I hope that this enhancement goes to the right people thinking on improve the Draw module of LibreOffice.
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What is the use case for this calculation? I mean to calculate the area size is rather a question after the drawing, or is it necessary for some reason to know it precisely?