Bug 95171 - Allow alignment and distribution for objects
Summary: Allow alignment and distribution for objects
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 136859 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Frame Object
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Reported: 2015-10-19 08:47 UTC by Daniel Grigoras
Modified: 2021-04-20 12:27 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Daniel Grigoras 2015-10-19 08:47:29 UTC
It would really be helpful to be able to group frames together as well as with other drawing elements. Too bad this hasn't been provided earlier.
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-11-11 12:47:55 UTC
Let's ask UX.
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2015-11-11 15:18:25 UTC
While they are classified draw:shapes, Frames in Writer offer very powerful page layout management, as well as containers to hold images and graphics, with a range of style and formatting that can be applied.  

Believe Frames are much more deeply integrated in writer than the other draw:shapes. Evidenced by handling of Frames in Navigator where you'll see Text Frames, and Draw Objects.

Yes two Frame objects can not be grouped together, believe they are intended to be unitary to their anchor and used as fundamental containers for layout. 

So not sure of the utility for allowing these objects to be grouped with other Draw Objects.
Comment 3 Daniel Grigoras 2015-11-11 16:12:26 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #2)

Well, I had to create a diagram or a sort of flowchart with boxes that contained lists. I couldn't use lists in text boxes as in frames. I then wanted to group all the frame boxes, lines and arrows for better manipulation of the whole diagram.
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:38:56 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2016-10-05 11:03:58 UTC
What speaks against grouping of frames? Is it possible from the ODF specification (CC'ing Regina), what happens when a frame is grouped with another object, and perhaps the product of both with another frame, is the frame group exportable, etc.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2020-04-02 09:09:09 UTC
Grouping might not work but what we can do is to align and distribute. Changing the summary in this way.
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2021-04-20 12:26:39 UTC
*** Bug 136859 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***