Is it possible to convert a Line to a Connector either programmatically or through the user interface in LibreOffice 6? If yes, then what would be the process or approach?
I’m exporting SVG from another program. The original drawings prior to SVG export have objects connected with lines similar to the LibreOffice Draw connector/gluepoint concept. So, the SVG line ends to be converted are geometrically close to the object connection point.
The closest information that I’ve found so far is the 2014 OpenOffice Forum “[Solved] Change a line to a connector programmatically” discussion. The OpenOffice approach was to replace the selected line with a connection; and, use some logic to find nearest candidate glue points.
Dim oDoc As Object
Dim oConnector As Object
Dim oShapes(0) As Object, oShape As Object
Dim oDP As Object
Dim oSelection As Object, oLine As Object
Dim i As Long, j As Long, k As Long, n As Long
Dim oCoords, PolyPoints
Dim EndPoints(1) As New com.sun.star.awt.Point
Dim MinDistance As Double, MinShapeIndex(1) As Long, MinGlueIndex(1) As Long
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Could the current LibreOffice 6 API support some approach to replace a line with connector?
Some “convert line to connector” capability would be a useful feature or extension for LibreOffice Draw. (Key to help migrate some legacy documents into LibreOffice.) Does this type of functionality already exist for LibreOffice? If not, would the approach as mentioned for OpenOffice likely be implementable as a LibreOffice python macro?