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I want lines and text to snap to vertical or horizontal grid lines [closed]

asked 2013-08-29 21:07:41 +0100

terry king gravatar image

I want lines to snap to left_vertical or bottom grid lines, also text to left vertical.

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bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-22 20:43:44 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-08-30 03:05:29 +0100

oweng gravatar image

updated 2014-07-22 03:19:44 +0100

Tools > Options... > LibreOffice Draw > Grid and set your values to something like this:

Grid options

Note that setting the Subdivision values to 1 will assist with snapping. There is also a single setting under Tools > Options... > LibreOffice Draw > View that is related to moving objects:

View options

Then you need to ensure the snap-to-grid settings are turned on in the menu (these should be selected by default):

Snap to grid menu

Snap to lines menu

When drawing / moving objects they should now snap to the displayed grid lines. Use SHIFT when creating / moving if necessary.

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answered 2013-09-05 20:56:26 +0100

terry king gravatar image

hi, Thank you for the reply, I made sure the panel above was as described but when I draw a vertical line, it does NOT snap to the left hand grid line. Neither does text. I must be doing something wrong. Thanks for any reply, Terry King.

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I have updated my answer to be clearer about all the required options. Try reducing the subdivision values to 1 to test with a larger grid. Also try increasing the "Snap range" value. What operating system and LO version are you using? Bug fdo#63320 appears related to drawing rectangles.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-09-06 00:07:40 +0100 )edit

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