[Qgis-developer] Print composer and constrained line elements

Nyall Dawson nyall.dawson at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 17:13:06 PST 2014

On 24/01/2014 11:39 pm, "Andreas Neumann" <a.neumann at carto.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I know it is already feature freeze - but what I am still missing in the
> print composer - is the ability to constrain a line to be horizontal or
> vertical. In Inkscape you do this with the ctrl-key, which limits it to
> 15 or 30 degree steps. In QGIS we have something similar with the point
> rotation which you can restrict to these steps.
> And maybe the "arrow" should be renamed to "line" and the arrowhead
> should be an option, not the default.
> I often need lines in my layouts, but not so often arrows.
> What do you think?
> I could also wait for QGIS 2.4 of course ... I will be patient.

This is something on my to-do list. I think there's also considerable scope
for improving how lines can be interacted with (eg, being able to drag the
start and end points rather then using a bounding box to resize). It'd be
nice to have the ability to curve lines too. It'll have to wait to 2.4

I'd appreciate it if you could file requests for any missing line
functionality that you think of.


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