I am using LibreOffice Draw Portable on Win10.
I want to create a scientific poster. It is 90 cm wide. If I create a text box and enter a parameter in the “width” field, the parameter changes to a smaller number once I tab out of it. For example:
I enter 500 pt. It changes to 337 pt.
I enter 30 cm. It changes to 337 pt.
The text also becomes abnormally long, it’s height is off the page, while the greyed out height box says 46.5 pt. I can’t change that parameter or make the box shorter as the handles are outside the page.
I can manually drag the box to be wider, however the width parameter does not reflect that in numbers. I need precise box widths for a consistent 2 column layout on the poster. It is pretty frustrating to witness the software change values in front of your eyes to the wrong values.
On a side note: Is there a way to increase performance? The whole UI is sluggish and it takes 5 seconds between clicking on a text frame on an empty document and getting the draw handles to manipulate its size. I usually to High Def Video Edits on this machine, so there is enough VRAM, RAM and CPU available.
I’m happy for any help.