This used to work in Draw/Impress 4.3.x at least:
* insert a shape
* right-click the shape, select 'Name ...' from the context menu
* rename the shape
It doesn't anymore with 5.1, maybe already 5.0 (haven't tried). There is no 'Name' context menu entry and I've been unable to find any other menu or button to access renaming the shape functionality (but maybe I just suck at searching).
I'm implementing some stuff around textbox chaining and for that it's better when shapes have some convenient names. It's also useful when writing macros or tests and one needs to refer to shapes by names.
So please put the context menu back or add some regular menu, sidebar button, I don't care ... I just want to be able to rename shapes
In LO5.2 it is in menu 'Modify' in Draw, and in menu 'Format' in Impress. Same for tool "Description".
confirm in Version: 188.8.131.52.alpha0+
Build ID: de9d0e797903e7ecc19be2b05c7e89d5936ae02d
Threads 4; Ver: Linux 4.2; Render: default;
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@70-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2015-12-03_04:13:00
works in Version: 184.108.40.206.alpha2+
I suspect this was one of the 1000 minor UI changes that were purposefully done by someone in design. If so, they may refuse to add it back....I'll see if I can find the culprit
de40093fafa9def4c732742292238d96f8aa1a81 is the first bad commit
Author: Matthew Francis <email@example.com>
Date: Wed May 27 17:31:10 2015 +0800
Author: Yousuf Philips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
AuthorDate: Wed Dec 24 01:48:22 2014 +0400
Commit: Yousuf Philips <email@example.com>
CommitDate: Tue Dec 23 22:55:35 2014 +0000
fdo#86614 reorganize image, shape and line context menus
Reviewed-by: Yousuf Philips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tested-by: Yousuf Philips <email@example.com>
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@Jay - one of our main contributors is pretty unhappy with this change you made....no clue if you'll reconsider but you can explain the decision.
Ah stoopid me, it is indeed in Format menu in Impress and Modify menu in Draw (but I swear I searched there and didn't see it)
I'm fine with making this NOTABUG as long as the functionality missing from context menu can be reached by some other means (it isn't the case e.g. in bug 96478)
@Joel: nobody ever referred to me as 'one of our main contributors' before ;)
From bug 90427 comment 2.
Yes it was removed as part of the context menu clean up. The option to add/edit a name or description was added to the menu to the Format menu in Impress and is available in the Modify menu in Draw.
The ability to modify a shape's name in Navigator should be integrated into the context menu, as mentioned in bug 90244.
Is it still a bug? if not, could you please close it?
> Is it still a bug? if not, could you please close it?
It is a bug for me - I prefer to have the entry present in context menu and I disagree that the status quo would be a better UX.
Then again, I seem to be the only one, so maybe someone else who is convinced this is NOTABUG can close it accordingly
I like it in context menu too. It is not only shorter, but in addition it has no unique place now: Writer and Impress->Format menu; Draw->Modify menu; Calc->context menu.
Customizing the context menu is not really an option, because you have to do it in each module and for each kind of object.
Yes the context menu is definitely a shorter distance to travel and it may be useful to have it in modules where most users regularly name shapes and the context menu is small. Another option is to assign a simple shortcut key to it (e.g. F2), like we've done with F4 opening the position and size dialog in impress/draw.
Regarding the location of the item in the menu not being consistent across modules, i had already noticed that it wasnt in the menu in Calc and it is on my to do list to fix. Draw's menus havent been reorganized yet, so nothing is consistent there with other modules.
Actually, the keyword 'bisected' is missing here.
Adding Cc: to Yousuf Philips
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 101193 ***