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# Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: Integer degrees in Draw

```Hi,

Dan Lewis schrieb:
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```On 05/03/2013 08:56 AM, Alexander Thurgood wrote:
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```Le 03/05/13 13:14, Dan Lewis a écrit :

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```      It is a feature that has been introduced in 4.0. 3.6.6 permits you
to set the degree angle for a line to 100th of a degree (English
system). 4.0.2 and 4.0.3 both limit the degree angle to integers. If you
are going to use 4.0.2, you will have to use these degree Intergers: 0
14   29   43   57    71 and 86. Not as exact as you may want but the
accuracy is less that 0.5 degrees.
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```I'd call that a regression over being able to specify to 1/100th of a
degree...

Dan, any idea how/why that happened ? Was there something wrong with the
previous way ? Just trying to understand the rationale behind the change.

Alex
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```      No, I'm clueless. My only guess was this: with 360 degrees in a
circle, the thinking was that this is accurate enough for the size of
Draw figures.
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It has been introduced with
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice/core/commit/?id=0cd97e8c33c49a6c44d26ba309493dbfec00eb8d
together with the change from the 45°-preselect to the circle degree choose.

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```     But if someone wants to draw a line a given angle with a high
degree of accuracy, it can still be done if he wants to use some
trigonometry. Use the Position and Size dialog. Instead of changing the
angle for the line, calculate what the positions of the two end points
from the line need to be to achieve the angle desired.
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But it removes the only way to measure an angle. The position&size dialog was the only place, where you can see the angle in the full accuracy which is possible in the file format. I think it is a regression and should be reverted.
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You can see that a better solution is possible in the sidebar in AOO.

Kind regards
Regina

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