Value of width parameter changes after entering it

asked 2018-07-11 09:36:06 +0200

joram gravatar image


I am using LibreOffice Draw Portable on Win10.

I want to create a scientific poster. It is 90 cm wide. If I create a text box and enter a parameter in the "width" field, the parameter changes to a smaller number once I tab out of it. For example: I enter 500 pt. It changes to 337 pt. I enter 30 cm. It changes to 337 pt.

The text also becomes abnormally long, it's height is off the page, while the greyed out height box says 46.5 pt. I can't change that parameter or make the box shorter as the handles are outside the page. I can manually drag the box to be wider, however the width parameter does not reflect that in numbers. I need precise box widths for a consistent 2 column layout on the poster. It is pretty frustrating to witness the software change values in front of your eyes to the wrong values.

On a side note: Is there a way to increase performance? The whole UI is sluggish and it takes 5 seconds between clicking on a text frame on an empty document and getting the draw handles to manipulate its size. I usually to High Def Video Edits on this machine, so there is enough VRAM, RAM and CPU available.

I'm happy for any help.

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What is the Drawing scale value on OptionsLibreOffice DrawGeneral? (And btw, you didn't tell LO version either.)

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-07-11 09:54:57 +0200 )edit