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From "Niall Martin" <ni...@rndmartin.cix.co.uk>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: An easier way of laying out form elements
Date Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:39:06 GMT
Surely it's not that difficult.  There are icons that allow you to align things left, right
or 
centred, and you can set margins within cells, I think.  Certainly when I see things wrong
in 
a column, it's a matter of seconds to highlight it and hit the relevant icon.


On 24 Jun 2012 at 13:59, Dwayne Henderson wrote:

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From:	Dwayne Henderson <its.code.in.here@gmail.com>
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> Regina,
> 
> It's cool you want maximum consistency - the same stuff for Writer as
> for Calc.
> 
> I think the two cases are a little bit different though. In Writer,
> the whole page is the canvas, whereas in Calc each cell is a canvas,
> if you know what I mean.
> 
> Personally I'm just seeking a way to automatically position form
> elements within their cells, so I don't have to manually position
> things using all sorts of ugly numbers.
> 
> There is snapping, yes, but to what? An invisible grid that is totally
> different from the border grid? That makes no sense.
> 
> Lots of stuff to be improved here. Have a good day ma'am!
> 
> --Dwayne
> 
> On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Regina Henschel
> <rb.henschel@t-online.de>wrote:
> 
> > Hi Dwayne,
> > Dwayne Henderson schrieb:
> >
> >  What do you guys think?
> >>
> >> http://i.imgur.com/iSrzf.png vs http://i.imgur.com/esY1o.png
> >>
> >> https://issues.apache.org/ooo/**show_bug.cgi?id=119671<https://issu
> >> es.apache.org/ooo/show_bug.cgi?id=119671>
> >>
> >>
> > I personally like this approach:
> >
> > 1. I like to get something like "Anchor as character" is in Writer
> > for Calc too. Such  anchored object would always be completely
> > inside its parent cell (which may be merged cells too). The position
> > would be relative to the anchor, the same way as it is now for
> > "anchor to frame" in Writer.
> >
> > Snapping to grid while creating or modifying is not persistent. You
> > loose alignments, when the column widths or row heights are changed.
> > Nevertheless the currently available snapping can be improved.
> >
> > 2. I like to get formatting styles for form controls for all
> > modules, not only in Calc. Such formatting style would contain all
> > the settings, which are now already possible for graphic objects in
> > Draw/Impress.
> >
> > 3. I like to get formatting styles for graphic objects in Writer and
> > Calc, so that graphic objects and form controls are handled equally
> > in all modules.
> >
> > Kind regards
> > Regina
> >
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Niall Martin
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