Comparing Writer-Pictures and Draw-Pictures
Users often ask, why they cannot rotate pictures in Writer but in Draw, e.g.Issue 3545 . They are often told to copy a picture from Draw to Writer. Then it can be rotated. But that picture is another object than the picture used in Writer. In the following table I try to collect all those differences.
A long term goal should be, to consolidate this two kind of picture objects without loosing any special property.
"n.a." means, that it is not available in the UI. It might be possible to do it by a macro.
|Insert via file picker||Insert > Picture||Insert > Picture|
|Insert via clipboard||Bitmap/Metafile/SVXB||Drawing format|
|Naming the picture||Context menu > Picture > Options > Name||Context menu > Name|
|Flipping vertical or horizontal||Icon in toolbar Picture or Context menu > Picture > Picture > Flip||Drag green handle to the opposite side|
|Rotating||n.a||Context menu > Position&Size > Rotation or set to rotation mode and drag a corner handle.|
|Crop||Context menu > Picture > Crop||n.a.|
|Reset to original size||Context menu > Picture > Crop or Type > Original Size||n.a.|
|Raster graphics operations, e.g. filter Invert||toolbar Picture||n.a.|
|Wrap contour||Contour Editor||Context menu > Wrap > Edit > Contour
Transparency is not detected and not used, but shape is always rectangle. The fact, that contour indeed works, can be seen, when the picture is rotated.||
|Border||Context menu > Picture > Borders||Context menu > Line|
|Shadow||Context menu > Picture > Borders||Contex menu > Area > Shadow. Shadow is calculated from fill type.|
|Hyperlink on whole picture||Context menu > Picture > Hyperlink||n.a.|
|Assign macro||Context menu > Picture > Macro||n.a|
|Save selected graphic||Context menu > Save Graphics||n.a.|
|Group with drawing objects, e.g. arrows||n.a.||Click picture > Shift-click drawing object > Context menu > Group|