[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Image Rotation in Writer
Sveinn í Felli
sveinki at nett.is
Fri Apr 5 01:20:47 PDT 2013
Þann fim 4.apr 2013 15:12, skrifaði Stefan Knorr:
> Hi all,
> As you might know, Writer currently does not allow to rotate
> images (unless of course you're willing to use a rather
> hacky extension).
> While the big goal should still be allow freely rotating
> images in the
> future, inquiring minds would like to know how people would
> feel about
> being able to rotate in 90 degree steps – since apparently
> that would be a lot easier.
> Also, how would you feel about this being realised via
> toolbar buttons
> instead of image handles? (We already feature an image
> toolbar that
> allows to flip (=mirror) an image where it should be easy to add
> Rotate Right and Rotate Left buttons.)
Depends on where we want to go;
As of now, Draw can rotate images just like any other
drawable, via the "Position and Size" menuitem (e.g. context
menu). OTOH Impress can also rotate images via handles.
Personally I think that all modules in an application suite
should treat similar objects in the same way, if possible.
To be consistent, Writer and Draw should get handles for
rotating images, and Writer should also get a "Position and
Ideally the handles would behave and look like in most
drawing packages ; changing to arrow-like shapes on
second single-click. I always have to think twice when
seeing the actual Impress round dots.
Whether all those modules get toolbarbuttons for rotation is
another story; why not?
Sveinn í Felli
The Inkscape handles are very similar to those in Corel,
Xara and many other drawing packages.
More information about the Libreoffice-ux-advise