[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 89369] Unable to set default fill and line styles in Calc and Writer

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Yousuf (Jay) Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #11 from Yousuf (Jay) Philips <philipz85 at hotmail.com> ---
(In reply to Yan Pashkovsky from comment #4)
> What I want - is to set default colors of drawing objects in Writer/Calc. I
> do not want to draw blue objects always

In order to not draw blue objects always, you would need to set the fill and
line colors before drawing a shape and in order to do that, you'd need to add
the fill and line color controls to the drawing toolbar, as the drawing object
properties toolbar is context sensitive.

This is the same way it works in Impress and Draw, as the drawing toolbar is
always visible and those two controls are in it. It might be useful to also add
those two controls into the drawing toolbar by default in Writer and Calc, as i
did with impress and draw, though it may seem strange that the drawing and
drawing object properties toolbars both have the same two coloring controls.

(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #5)
> Three aspects to this enhancement:
> 1) It should be possible to add the same four default Object styles to the
> Calc and Writer Styles and Formatting content panel. Possibly as an addition
> to the Paragraph - Character - Frame - Page - List horizontal bar. Or if
> need be as a new content panel for Drawings and Graphics.

Styling of images/graphics in Writer is handled in frame styles, as images are
treated as frames in Writer.

> 2) It should be possible to make assignment of default color for Area color
> and Line color available either from the Tools -> Options -> Appearance
> panel, or from the Tools -> Options ->  Advanced: Expert Configuration
> dialog.

Yes that would be great, as the default colors are hardcoded. (bug 90721)

> 3) A more comprehensive set of predefined attributes for drawing/graphics
> objects could expand the limited set of four now provided.

Yes this was a definite thing that needed to be changed, as me, heiko,
matthias, and others at a design meeting went through them and laughed that
they were pretty much useless. Same thing happened with cell styles (90937).

(In reply to Yan Pashkovsky from comment #7)
> Addition to enchancement: 
> 4) Add line with arrow (LWA) on the end to Writer and Calc drawing panel.
> Very handy for drawing schemes.

Many of the drawing controls found in Impress/Draw arent available in Writer
and Calc, or else i would have already added them. (.uno:LineArrowEnd,
.uno:ArrowsToolbox, .uno:LineToolbox, .uno:ConnectorToolbox, .uno:Polygon [bug

> I guess the reason why LWA exists in Draw and Impress is styles of graphical
> objects. Writer and Calc remember only one type of each graphical object.

I doubt object styles would be the reason why. @Maxim: Any insights?

Would be useful to retain this bug specifically for shape styles in write/calc
and open up separate ones for other enhancements. I'll be opening the one about
a new set of default graphic styles in impress/draw.

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