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From Dwayne Henderson <>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: An easier way of laying out form elements
Date Sun, 24 Jun 2012 11:59:01 GMT

It's cool you want maximum consistency - the same stuff for Writer as for

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!


On Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Regina Henschel <>wrote:

> Hi Dwayne,
> Dwayne Henderson schrieb:
>  What do you guys think?
>> vs
> 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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