[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
> implementing
> 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 
Size" menuitem.

Ideally the handles would behave and look like in most 
drawing packages [1]; 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?

Best regards,
Sveinn í Felli


The Inkscape handles are very similar to those in Corel, 
Xara and many other drawing packages.

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