You cut a few corners here, see my remarks inside
Fernand Vanrie schrieb:
True for "page" layouts, but simple try a multiple column layout and try
to position a picture (anchored to the page)
The column boundaries are also gone.
If you anchor a picture to page, then the reference is the page not a
column. Anchoring to a page means, that the picture hovers over the
continuous text and stays on that specific page regardless how the
continuous text is changed
When using a multiple column layout, in 95% of the cases the pictures
are anchored to the page, because the editor want to fix the images on a
specific place in his layout, and most pictures are wider than 1 column,
see most of "magazines" layout.
We produce 8.000 magazine pages a year, using OO-LO, and yes we
positioning the pictures using Macro's etc, but in the end the user want
to move the images and then we surly need the colomn bouderies as a
. In such a situation an alignment to columns seems questionable to
me. If you want your picture inside a column use anchoring to paragraph.
Besides that, you know the column width and can set width and position
of the picture accordingly.
When using a 4 column layout, its problematic to have al this postions
in mind 9 mm, 43 mm , 95 mm, ect....
I know that people like using the mouse, but using the dialog is much
more precise and flexible.
here i can 100% agree, but we are talking about 5% of the users who
understand the allignment techniques, the rest use the mouse , eye and
boundarie lines :-)