Functionality Request: Rotate Images in Writer
Ability to rotate image in increments of 90 degrees clockwise / counter-clockwise would be enough :)
I've witnessed how this functionality has been sorely missed frequently by many users at home as well as at work. This problem applies to both novice and experienced users alike since both groups very much expects the functionality to be present.
1. User adds image to Writer (for school work, Resume, whatever)
2. User has to rotate image 90 degrees
3. User scours all menus and for clues of how to rotate the image. Typically finds the tools for flipping the image but nothing else.
I haven't seen anybody even consider using a different application for rotating the image since they fully expect the functionality to be there somewhere inside Writer.
The worst part is that one typically encounters this limitation often after using Writer for only 10 minutes. For novice users (which includes all members of my household) I'm immediately called upon and have to explain how they can use some other app to rotate the image first. Of course, this repeats a couple of times because simple image rotation is a tool found almost all editors and so is expected to be found also inside LibreOffice Writer.
Image rotation is implemented beautifully in LibreOffice Impress and also in LibreOffice Calc it is possible to rotate images through using a dialog.
Hey, Great! @Nelson and @Borst. I see I'm not alone in having this issue.
Note: there's a LibreOffice extension for rotating the images. It's pretty good but, hey, image rotation should still be built-in.
It's 2013, folks.
http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/project/WriterRotationTool works with Libre Office Writer 126.96.36.199
Also documented here:
Tomaz Vajngerl has now created a great solution for rotating GIFs, JPGs and PNGs in 90 degree increments.
You can download and test out the update from the nightly build http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/ . It does not currently worked for pasted images, only imported images.
1. Install the nightly build.
2. Import a GIF, JPG or PNG from the disk.
3. Rightclick Image –> Manage Graphic –> 90 degrees left or 90 degrees right
(See https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=34423#c44 for details)
I was about to paying but PayPal force me to create an account in order to pay, I don't want to create a PayPal account, I just want to pay with my credit card.. I would try to contact Tomaz Vanjngerl directly.. is he following this thread?
It is only half done. (No fine rotation, not all file formats supported, pasting an image requires saving and reloading the .odt-file to enable the buttons and allow any rotation. Using any of the graphic filters also instantly disables the rotate-button and the file needs saving and reloading before the buttons are enabled again.)
It still needs work. But since it is half done, I am willing to pay the half of my offer.
I am enabling rotation support for each graphic format one by one so I can test each format. I don't want to enable something that does not work correctly. For example vector format currently have problems and are disabled until I can prove they work correctly. I can not add support for non 90° by using this method, which works with picture data.
Fine rotation needs changing the way how graphic objects are treated in Writer - which is a very big task. With this solution at least the biggest use case is solved.
Other problems are generally small issues that I will solve before LO 4.1 release.
Then donate the amount to the Document Foundation (http://donate.libreoffice.org/). You can do this via credit card.
Thanks for your donations!
Is there a bug entry for the way how graphic objects are treated in Writer?
Because I want to sponsor this issue.
Tomaž, I think you can mark this as DONE?
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