Image aspect ratio free transform default behaviour

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Image aspect ratio free transform default behaviour

Postby danbates » Thu May 03, 2018 11:27 am

Would be great if the default behaviour was to maintain aspect ratio while DragClicking the green square of an image!
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Re: Image aspect ratio free transform default behaviour

Postby Zizi64 » Thu May 03, 2018 12:47 pm

Would be great if the default behaviour was to maintain aspect ratio while DragClicking the green square of an image!

It works - as you expected - in the LibreOffice Writer.

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Re: Image aspect ratio free transform default behaviour

Postby danbates » Thu May 03, 2018 1:21 pm

Excellent. I've switched to LibreOffice.
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Re: Image aspect ratio free transform default behaviour

Postby Zizi64 » Thu May 03, 2018 1:25 pm

It is not too difficult to use the SHIFT-drag function in the AOO.
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Re: Image aspect ratio free transform default behaviour

Postby danbates » Thu May 03, 2018 1:29 pm

For me it symbolises actually caring for the user experience.
Switching to LO!
Just tried opening my AOO docs in LO, everything seems fine.
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Re: Image aspect ratio free transform default behaviour

Postby John_Ha » Wed May 16, 2018 3:55 pm

danbates wrote:For me it symbolises actually caring for the user experience.

Be aware that the de-facto standard is to do what AOO does.

Every other graphics program I have ever used, from IrfanView to Paint.net to GIMP (and no doubt PhotoShop); and every CAD system I have used from TurboCAD to DoubleCAD (and no doubt AutoCAD) works like AOO where a simple drag does what it says; and a SHIFT+drag does something special: it forces the aspect ratio to remain the same, forces lines to be at 45 deg or 90 deg, forces a square instead of a rectangle and forces a circle instead of an ellipse etc. You may well get very confused if using other software as well as LO.
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See the Writer Manual, the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials and the Writer guide.

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