Comment 7 for bug 170347

Tom Davidson (tjd-mit) wrote :

Sorry, I should have been more clear: Discussion of changing the reference point *per object* is covered at bug 170674 (i.e. a request that an object's coordinates refer to the center/corners of that object). Discussion of setting the coordinate origin for the entire document should continue here...

Also worth noting is that there was an 'accidental' way of changing the ruler origin prior to 0.46, which is presumably what the original report was talking about. See Johan's comments in the 046 release notes:

"A side effect of removal of old gridcode: apparantly the origin of the desktop rules used to be set to the origin of the grid. I find this strange: specifying a grid origin of (2,2) would have me think the origin would be at ruler location (2,2) instead of (0,0) as it is in 0.45.1. I have commented the grid-origin correction to the ruler range, because now there is not a single grid anymore to correct it for. Isn't there a control somewhere to define the documents origin? Now the ruler origin is set to (0,0)"

As the original poster noted, this new origin wasn't used correctly for anything but the ruler, so it's probably good that it was yanked. So I think this is now clearly an RFE, not a bug report...