Bug 90241 - Objects should automatically be named when inserted Draw/Impress
Summary: Objects should automatically be named when inserted Draw/Impress
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: 90244
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Reported: 2015-03-26 04:22 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2024-03-08 04:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-26 04:22:47 UTC
Presently when objects are inserted, they are given temporary names like Shape 1 and Shape 2 and this temporary name is shown in the custom animation and navigator sidebar tabs. One problem is that these names are not consistent between these two tabs (e.g. add a shape in impress and custom animation will label it as shape 1 and navigator will label it as shape 3), so the best solution is to have a consistent name automatically applied to it, which a user can rename if he/she chooses.
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2015-03-26 23:02:47 UTC
Such automatic name still needs to be different from a name given by a user, so that you can hide the automatically named objects in the Navigator.
Comment 2 Tomaz Vajngerl 2015-03-27 00:35:07 UTC
I don't know why you'd want to hide them in the first place - that hiding should be removed IMHO.
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2015-03-27 06:52:50 UTC
Do not remove that option. If I draw a coordinate system with often more than 50 grid lines, I do not want them to be always shown in the Navigator. That would make it cumbersome to handle my real drawings in the Navigator.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-27 08:44:27 UTC
Well maybe the naming could be formatted in a way that it is easy to distinguish automatic names from user set names.
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:49:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2020-02-25 10:12:13 UTC
If you copy/paste a named object it keeps the name. And while we keep it empty today this would change and you have to clear the name in the future. I believe the advantage of having a name outweighs the rare cases when objects shouldn't be listed in the Navigator.

On a different topic the usability of hiding objects by making the name empty is not intuitive. We better add a flag, perhaps at Style > Organizer or allow to hide all objects on a layer.