Created attachment 114499 [details]
Screenshot showing current filled polygon drawing
DRAW: When drawing a polygon with fill, the fill should be partly transparent whilst drawing
Steps to reproduce
1. Open LibreOffice Draw
2. Draw a number of objects in the middle of the page (can overlap)
3. Go to the "Curve" button on the drawing toolbar and select "Polygon, filled"
4. Now draw a filled polygon over the top of the objects drawn earlier.
As the polygon is drawn, the fill obscures the objects underneath making it difficult to see exacly where to place the next point (if you are trying to be accurate).
As you draw the polygon the fill should be partly transparent to let you see anything underneath and therefore allow you to see where the next point should be placed. Once the polygon is complete, the fill would have no transparency by default.
I have attached two screenshots to illustrate the above scenario. Whilst this is not a critical feature, as a LibreOffice Draw user I have run into this situation a few times and the transparency during the polygon drawing process would make like easier.
There should probably be some advice from the UX team on this.
LibreOffice Version: 126.96.36.199.alpha0+
Build ID: b024e36ddb3b53163d7a01f6f7b5aadb7a858cd9
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-03-31_09:12:20
LibreOffice 188.8.131.52 from the Ubuntu 15.04 repo
LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 from the Ubuntu 14.04 repo
LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 on Windows 7
Created attachment 114500 [details]
Screenshot showing desired filled polygon drawing
(In reply to Gabriel Diosan from comment #0)
> There should probably be some advice from the UX team on this.
Component -> ux-advise
Status -> NEW
I think it is a good idea and also noticed that other office suites do it as well - MSO, WPS, Calligra - but they do so with all shapes and they also make the border partially transparent as well during the drawing process.
We're replacing our use of the 'ux-advise' component with a keyword:
Component -> LibreOffice
Add Keyword: needsUXEval
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #3)
> I think it is a good idea...
Me too, removing needsUX. Please implement a temporary transparency while resize/move with 50% (would be good to check back this value).
Changing the title from "DRAW: When drawing a polygon with fill, the fill should be partly transparent whilst drawing" to something that might be more clear to devs.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #5)
> resize/move with 50% (would be good to check back this value).
Resize/move is already semi-transparent. You can even use a wire-frame mode. The original report is about creating a shape.
(In reply to Regina Henschel from comment #6)
> Resize/move is already semi-transparent.
Yes, of course on creation it should behave like resize/move.