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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 14:32:05 GMT
On Sun, Jun 24, 2012 at 3:03 PM, Regina Henschel <>wrote:

> I'm not sure what you mean. In Calc there is only one drawing layer
> "Controls" for all controls.
> That is the same as in Writer.

I mean that manual positioning for form elements is useful in Writer, but
unnecessary in Calc. In Calc, positioning should be automatic. Or at least
this should be an option.

Manual positioning in Writer documents make sense as each page is a canvas
- meant to resemble a physical piece of paper. Form elements will most
certainly need their own unique position as all form elements cannot all be
centered, one on top of the other, on the page.

In Calc, however, the design methodology is different. I'm not sure if the
concept of a cell has any equivalent in real life (bunch of small Post-it
notes maybe?), but here each cell becomes a canvas. Here it makes more
sense to automatically center each form element within each cell. Who puts
form elements on top of multiple cells, or multiple form elements inside
one cell anyway?

Thanks for listening!


> Kind regards
> Regina
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