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Sections of Position and Size dialog grayed out

asked 2019-06-06 04:42:23 +0100

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When a Calc chart or a Draw rectangle is selected, right-clicking on them can open a Position and Size dialog. On the Slant and Corner Radius page of that dialog, the Corner Radius, Control Point 1, and Control Point 2 sections are all grayed out.

Is there a way to get the grayed out sections activated or are these bugs that should be reported (I could not find bugs reports for them).

Also, what are Control Point 1 and Control Point 2 supposed to do?

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I too would be very interested in an answer to this question. I selected a rectangle but the Corner Radius is still greyed out. Also tried a rounded rectangle. Perhaps one of Administrators would care to comment.

geoffL gravatar imagegeoffL ( 2020-08-16 22:32:27 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-06-06 19:44:13 +0100

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Depends on the kind of object. Control points are used with some AutoShape objects, like the pie or triangle object. Not sure where corner radius comes into play, I would had thought rectangle but apparently it's not, not even with the rounded rectangle.

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Your answer seems to agree that Corner Radius remains greyed out even when a rectangle is selected. So, does this mean there is a bug?

geoffL gravatar imagegeoffL ( 2020-08-17 09:04:51 +0100 )edit

I'd call it a usability bug, see also that question.

erAck gravatar imageerAck ( 2020-08-18 00:06:44 +0100 )edit

To erAck Thank you for your response. I looked at 'that question' and found the answer provided by Regina very helpful. Being new to LO Draw, I had not realised that there was a toolbar for Legacy Rectangles. I think that your description "usability bug" is very apt.

geoffL gravatar imagegeoffL ( 2020-08-22 17:43:35 +0100 )edit
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