I change the position of an object but it doesn't move, reverts back to original

asked 2019-06-05 17:06:23 +0200

Wishforbetter gravatar image

I have added a couple of text boxes in calc and want them to line up by the x axis. One is at 13.10 cm and I want to move the other to the same position. It is at 13.16 cm. If I change the position in the x axis box and click "OK" I cannot see a change. When I go back to check position and size it is unchanged at 13.16 cm.

I have had similar problems when I have chosen to position an object based on e.g.; the right top corner instead of the top left. I click the appropriate dot and then set the distance, only to find that while the distance remains as I set it, the selection reverts so that the distance is based on the top left corner and not the right as I have chosen.

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And why are you asking the same question twice?

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-06-05 17:09:11 +0200 )edit

One deleted.

@Opaque it are the users of ask.LibreOffice who jump back and do not refresh a page in their browser.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-06-05 17:11:28 +0200 )edit

Where do you anchor your text boxes? To Page, To Cell ? Are the text boxes of different size, can you upload an anonymized example file, did you protect position and size and last but not least, which LibreOffice version are you using an which OS?

@ebot, thanks for explanation, since I never asked a question here, there is still a mistake awaiting for me to be done ;-)

Opaque gravatar imageOpaque ( 2019-06-05 17:20:57 +0200 )edit

@Opaque It's a pleasure.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-06-05 22:53:59 +0200 )edit

Hi, I am the person who asked the question. Only posted question once. Sorry for any confusion, but there are two questions that are related, but not identical: One is the fact that resizing does not work, The other is that trying to reposition a box does not appear to work, even though I have clicked on a different anchor spot in the box to the right of the dialogue.

Since asking, I found that the resizing and repositioning both eventually worked, after 12 attempts, even though I did nothing different. The text boxes were the same size, I think. (But I don't see why that should matter - I have done similar work in other programs in the past, both Word and desktop publishing, without these problems.) I did not protect the position or size and I don't recall specifically choosing an anchor point. The version would have ...(more)

Wishforbetter gravatar imageWishforbetter ( 2019-06-09 00:11:22 +0200 )edit

By the way, I got two emails asking why I had asked the question twice.

Wishforbetter gravatar imageWishforbetter ( 2019-06-09 00:14:05 +0200 )edit

That's OK if you ask the question twice.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-06-09 11:34:57 +0200 )edit

To the actual question and to your comment with the further question:

Still think software is the cause

It does not help further speculation. If an error is not producible, you can not follow him.

ebot gravatar imageebot ( 2019-06-09 11:38:54 +0200 )edit