[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Pps/ppsx Autplay Presentations

Samuel Mehrbrodt s.mehrbrodt at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 01:06:56 PDT 2013


could you look at this bug 

It's about how to edit Autoplay Presentations (which automatically start 
and end). At the moment it's not possible to edit them.

I first created a patch [1] that just leaves LibreOffice open at the end 
of the presentation so you can edit it. This one was rejected. The 
reasons are in the comment.

Now I created a new patch [2] which does the following:
- If the presentation is played until the end, Impress will be closed, 
as it is now.
- If the presentation is cancelled (ESC or Context Menu->Close), the 
editor window is shown and you can edit the presentation.

Now a user suggested [3] to copy the behaviour from Microsoft. It means, 
that you can only edit those files when you open them via File->Open. If 
you start them by double-clicking, they will autoplay.

Personally, I don't like the last suggestion, because it's just not 
intuitive. I would not try that if I wanted to edit an Autoplay 
I think that the second suggestion is the best one, because that's the 
first thing I would try if I wanted to edit such a presentation.

What do you think?


[1] https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/4921
[2] https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/4960
[3] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=45233#c21

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