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On 10/04/2021 16:42, Regina Henschel wrote:
Hi Dave,

Dave Barton schrieb am 10.04.2021 um 16:03:
Version: (x64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 8a45595d069ef5570103caea1b71cc9d82b2aae4
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19042; UI render: Skia/Raster;
Also TDF created Linux edition.

In Draw I select a *RECTANGLE* shape from the Draw Functions toolbar and
draw a *RECTANGLE* shape on the page. With the *RECTANGLE* shape
selected, I open the "Position and Size" Dialog and select the "Slant &
Corner Radius" tab and find the "Corner Radius" option disabled.

In current versions the "Rectangle" in the Drawing toolbar is a custom
shape. Custom shapes are those shapes, for which the "Toggle extrusion"
icon is enabled. The feature "Rounded Rectangle" in the "Position and
Size" dialog can only be used with rectangles from the toolbox "Legacy
Rectangles" and text shapes from the toolbox "Text".

I always customize the drawing toolbar so, that I delete all the single
shape icons and insert the toolboxes "Legacy Rectangles", "Legacy
Circles and Ovals" and "Text box".

The "Rectangle" and "Ellipse" shapes, which are currently in the Drawing
toolbar as single shape icons, are still available in the toolbox "Basic

To get rounded corners you can use the legacy rectangle or you use the
"rounded rectangle" shape from the "Basic Shapes" toolbar.

The "legacy" shapes and the "custom" shapes are very different in their

Kind regards

Hi Regina,

Thanks for taking the time to reply, but I must be naturally stupid or
blind, because I cannot locate these "Custom Shapes" and "Legacy

Rectangles" you refer to.

As a member of the documentation team I am working to assist in the
creation of the Draw User Guide for LO 7.1, but your answer leaves me
and I am sure other members of the team, unsure how we can explain these
"Custom Shapes" and "Legacy Rectangles" to our users. Any pointers you
feel able to offer in this respect would be much appreciated.

In the "Position and Size" Dialog there is no control for the corner
radius of "Rounded Rectangle" shapes. Yes, it's possible to grab and
drag the radius handle for the object on the page, but this provides
zero accuracy for the adjustment.

I have only been a user of this software for 20+ years and an advocate
of LO for 10+ years and now I feel that I no longer understand it.

Kind Regards

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