Bug 91428 - EDITING: no easy way of positioning of text on connectors, arrows
Summary: EDITING: no easy way of positioning of text on connectors, arrows
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
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(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: needsUXEval
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Blocks: Connectors
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Reported: 2015-05-21 13:14 UTC by Steve
Modified: 2020-05-09 13:43 UTC (History)
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Description Steve 2015-05-21 13:14:22 UTC
Hi,

Upon clicking into the text, you can use the RMB->Text
This will present a pop-up with positioning options
Use radio button picks to either orient to a relative sector,
  N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW
Or specifiy specific numeric +/- indentations for left, right, top, bottom.

However, this is rather tedious and hit-miss, as the desired affect does not
always result after hitting OK, and you may have to do several RMB->Text cycles
before the text moves to the desired location.  (costing a lot of time)

It would be best if such text were given a mini handle that becomes visible
when hovered over....similar to what is provided for glue points.
That would allow precise, real-time placement, without the need to guess, retry.

Thanks

see also #75301
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2015-05-21 14:19:48 UTC
thanks for filing Steve. > New
Comment 2 Heiko Tietze 2016-04-29 12:00:26 UTC
As stated in 43071 the exact connector position should rather be done by workarounds (line breaks, white spaces, or using an extra text frame). I don't see the advantage of cardinal directions, and with a handle people would expect to be able to freely place the caption.

IMHO WONTFIX (and DUPLICATE, somehow).
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2016-06-30 15:33:24 UTC
Another workflow uses Fontwork, which shows up for text boxes (cf. bug 94535).
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2019-11-07 19:45:46 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> Another workflow uses Fontwork, which shows up for text boxes (cf. bug
> 94535).

Indeed, it is a nice way, although suffers from having the same name as the newer feature, which works differently.

Here are instructions on using it in Draw: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Faq/Draw/101

Steve: is this enough for your needs?
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2020-05-06 03:44:35 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Steve 2020-05-09 13:41:03 UTC
Thanks