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On 10/29/13 4:11 PM, Paul wrote:
This is just off the top of my head, I haven't actually experimented
with this, but isn't the "keep ratio" checkbox in the dialog window
just for resizing by way of the width and height values in the dialog
window itself, and has nothing to do with drag operations? Dragging to
resize has its own way of keeping ratio, by holding down shift or some
such, doesn't it?

You're right, it does.

Is that Picture dialogue box supposed to set the properties of the image? If so, then when you exit the dialogue box, that's one "property" that is not retained.

Certainly not intuitive IMO. If you check a box that says "Keep ratio" or similar, logically it should do that when the box is closed. And, if it's checked, only the corner handles should display and be selectable.

That's the way I understand it, at least, and it seems correct to me.
Works that way in lots of software, I think.

I've used old software in the past that did that, probably DTP or a graphics program like Corel Draw. But I can't remember any current software that has one way of operating in a dialogue, and another in the document/graphic/frame/whatever.


On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:05:31 -0600
Ken Springer <> wrote:

Well...  The following seems really dumb.   :-(

        1.  Insert a picture in a document
        2.  Select the picture, rt. click and select "Picture" from
the popup box 3.  Click the Type tab, and check "Keep ratio".

Leave the dialogue box open or close it, your choice.

Grab a corner handle, adjust the size, but the ratio is NOT retained.

Surely, this is not right.

The ratio is kept if you manually change the size in the dialogue box.


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