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How to resize a picture and keep ratio in Writer?

asked 2014-03-16 17:16:40 +0100

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If I want to resize picture and tell Writer programme to keep ratio between height and width then it only increases the width and ignore the height; means the picture is distorted. What should I do to keep the ratio?

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answered 2015-03-17 02:19:17 +0100

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Run into the same problem with the latest version. Shift and Drag on the corner handle doesn't work on my Mac. By accident I found that simply using the side handle will result in maintaining the ratio.

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Yes. Versions 3.x through 4.2 require the SHIFT modifier. In v4.3+ Writer (fdo#71669) and v4.4+ Calc/Impress/Draw (fdo#83808) maintaining aspect ratio is now the default behaviour and SHIFT allows irregular resizing.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2015-03-17 13:46:08 +0100 )edit

answered 2014-03-16 19:04:20 +0100

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updated 2015-12-17 14:12:33 +0100

Update This answer holds true for LibO 3.x through 4.2, though now superseded.

Before you click on the corner "handle" to drag-resize, hold down the SHIFT key, and continue to hold while you drag-resize. That should do it.

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Is there a way to set SHIFT + drag to just drag to resize and maintain proper aspect ratio?

mechmach gravatar imagemechmach ( 2014-05-19 19:55:50 +0100 )edit

This answer is WRONG. Holding Shift while dragging does nothing to keep ratio. @Drew solved it.

semox78 gravatar imagesemox78 ( 2015-12-08 10:30:33 +0100 )edit
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