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Bug 90295 - SIDEBAR: Reorganize the Position and Size section
Summary: SIDEBAR: Reorganize the Position and Size section
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.5.0.0.alpha0+ Master
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Sidebar-Properties Sidebar-Properties-PositionAndSize
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Reported: 2015-03-28 12:45 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2016-12-20 11:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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mockup (35.22 KB, image/png)
2015-03-28 12:45 UTC, Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-28 12:45:38 UTC
Created attachment 114416 [details]
mockup

In order to better accommodate the limited space in the sidebar when a shape/object is selected, the position and size section needs to be small and contain the most used features users need from the dialog. I've included a mockup for what i think is needed.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2015-03-28 18:36:05 UTC
Can we remove the rotation and flip option in order to unclutter the sidebar? I'd say it's okay to have access to these option from the dialog.
And what's about removing the flip and rotate icons below, which are not well differentiated from the toggle icons above, and adding a dropdown with flip horizontally, flip vertically? By the way, wouldn't a spin edit make more sense for the rotation?
Anyway, good work - nice and clean.
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-03-29 11:49:55 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Can we remove the rotation and flip option in order to unclutter the
> sidebar? I'd say it's okay to have access to these option from the dialog.

As the flip and rotation buttons are available in the toolbars, those would need to stay, but the rotation text control can definitely go and i was looking to remove it. :D

> And what's about removing the flip and rotate icons below, which are not
> well differentiated from the toggle icons above, and adding a dropdown with
> flip horizontally, flip vertically?

The flip icons would be toggle buttons, while the rotate would be click buttons.

> By the way, wouldn't a spin edit make more sense for the rotation?

Its possible that a spin button might be better, but spin buttons dont have drop downs so you can easily get to the one you want. Its the same thing for the font size control. I wish there was a drop down plus spin button control to solve both cases. :D

> Anyway, good work - nice and clean.

Thanks and thanks for the feedback.
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:39:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2016-10-23 18:12:09 UTC
The patch is here, but has been set to abandoned as Rishabh isnt continue to work on it.

https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/23187/
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2016-10-23 22:09:50 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 6 jani 2016-10-24 15:52:52 UTC
Please do not assign me to bugs (except easy hacks), with the argument used, I could be cc on all bugs.