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Impress: Resizing Elements using the mouse causes proportional resizing unlike any other software [closed]

asked 2013-05-20 10:01:26 +0200

Klaus gravatar image

LibreOffice Impress behaves unlike any other software if you try to alter element sizes with your mouse. If you click a point at the frame, it always changes the size proportionaly unless you press the Shift-Key.

That's really annoying, because I don't know any other software doing this. For impaired people it's not only annoying - it's harrassing.

Is there any possibility to change properties to return to normal behaviour?

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answered 2013-05-20 20:14:24 +0200

mahfiaz gravatar image

Are you sure you didn't mix up proportionally and disproportionally? Because Impress 4.0.3 behaves just the way you say you wish it does. And which I don't like, I think this should be changed.

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answered 2013-05-21 08:45:27 +0200

Klaus gravatar image

@mahfiaz: No, I did not mix up proportionally and disproportionally.

@ROSt52: Resizing at either dragpoint of a frame results in proportionally changeing the framesize. I have to use the SHIFT key to resize unproportionally. Until now I have 3 installations of LibreOffice - all with the same behaviour.

I could live with that if not the dragpoints at the sides of the frames also caused proportional resizing...

Thanks for your answers!

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I use LibreOffice on Ubuntu Linux and it behaves just like you wish it would. What OS are you using? Is the behaviour different across platforms?

mahfiaz gravatar imagemahfiaz ( 2013-05-21 08:48:58 +0200 )edit

My OS is XP Prof/SP3

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-05-21 12:54:43 +0200 )edit

Mine is Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8 Pro, but also a test installation with Win XP pro under VirtualBox showed the same result.

Klaus gravatar imageKlaus ( 2013-05-31 10:56:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2013-05-21 02:23:32 +0200

ROSt52 gravatar image

As for as I remember from my past MS PowerPoint days, graphical elements like rectangular shapes kept the side ration when re-sizing was done by using the corner points.

In Impress keeping the side ratio is done by keeping the SHIFT key pressed down. I personally would still prefer the behavior that side ratio is kept when I use the corner points. However, this is a question of taste and preference and what one is used to do.

@Klaus - if you have such a strong request for a change, please file an enhancement request under and add "enhancement" into the subject line.

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