Hi Everyone - I am drawing some grid lines in LO using scaled drawing capability to type in the exact metric distance… in this case each gridline is entered 6000mm apart…
But when I dimension the gap between the two grid lines it tells me it is only 5997mm apart.
I am careful to make sure it snaps onto grid lines when dimensioning and that the dimension is horizontal.
Any thoughts on what could be causing this…?
OK… a little more testing … it seems LO method of copying a line and forcing an orthogonal axis movement is easily to shift off the x axis when dragging the gridline and holding the CNTL+SHIFT keys to create the copy.
Accordingly the displacement isnt purely 6000 in the x direction…
So I created a couple of rectangles of the required x dimension [as they are orthogonal] and then snapped the gridlines to those and the spacing was now correct.
Surely there is a less error prone way than this ?
any help appreciated
PS, this is one reason why and SU equivalent MOVE keyboard command would be appreciated