[Libreoffice-qa] Impress bug

Karl Leo leo at iapp.de
Sun Dec 16 02:28:50 PST 2012

Dear Michael, dear friends,
I am very much impressed how many helpful people are around here even to 
help somebody like me who is too stupid to file a correct bug report...
Now, since I have some experience in using presentation programs, doing 
200+ presentations/year, I am misusing this mailing to also present some 
ideas of - maybe even small - changes which would make - in my opinion - 
Impress much more usable.
Best regards
P.S. Since my time budget is too limited to help by learning filing bugs 
(or even fixing them) I have just made a donation to the document 

Wish list to make LO Impress more usable (ordered by suspected 
difficulty of implementation):

- make, like in Powerpoint: F5 start presentation at first slide, 
Shift+F5 start at current slide
- again, powerpoint advantage: When making an enumerated list or bullet 
list, and using "return" two make a two-line spacing between bullet 
points, Powerpoint automatically removes the empty number/bullet point. 
I know that this is not good formatting but enormously useful in practice
- show in the "document/properties" section of the file menu not only 
how many slides the document has, but also how many are blocked (or, 
even better than Powerpoint, show how many are unblocked) - this helps 
enormously if one has large presentations with many slides blocked and 
you need to know how long the presentation is
- allow copy/paste of several slides in an unrestricted manner (not only 
copy in the sort view and paste in the normal view - quite inconvenient 
and counter-intuitive)
- reduce load and save times - especially for large files, saving takes 
forever and seemingly saves always the full document, not only the changes
- finally, I know that it is unfair to ask for that without giving log 
files - remove the frequent crashes, especially when manipulating/saving 
.ppt files and the tendency of Impress to "hang" at certain slides...


On 15.12.2012 20:44, Michael Meeks wrote:
> Hi Karl,
> On Sat, 2012-12-15 at 19:18 +0100, Karl Leo wrote:
>> could not try it on 4.0 because I could not get 4.0 started)
> 	This is the bug to tackle first I think.
> 	Can you do:
> 	mv ~/.config/libreoffice ~/.config/was-libreoffice
> 	and then try to start it again. If that succeeds we'll need the
> was-libreoffice directory in a bug report (a v. useful report). If it
> fails - then we'll need an strace -f -s 256 -o /tmp/slog writer # which
> will log to /tmp/slog - and then we'd want the trace. Really the best
> thing to do is to do this via bugzilla, please CC me on the bug
> though :-)
> 	Thanks !
> 		Michael.

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