[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 93244] Widescreen aspect ratio (16:9) by default in Impress

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Wed Jul 26 03:17:11 UTC 2017


--- Comment #11 from Bastián Díaz <diazbastian at openmailbox.org> ---
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #10)

> Not a usable default layout, as the user would have to open up the sidebar
> to get any real work done.

That is the idea, since 4.4 (Bug 67627) it is possible to open and close desks
easily from the tab bar.

> Cropping the elements in the open sidebar or having the sidebar only show
> the tab bar arent usable default layouts.

As I mentioned above, I use the default Impress view (it looks like a bug from
properties -slides- deck). I remember opening a report on that to set a minimum
and a maximum width for all sidebar decks, but it was rejected.

> If there is a feasible means to adjust the default layout that would permit
> a 16:9 template to appear good

You mentioned space issues, but I showed you with screen captures that even
with the sidebar open -with the default values- on a small monitor (11'-
1366x768) such space problems don't make a 16:9 page format unusable.

>, i'd be more than glad to accept it, but i
> havent seen one.

Currently there is not if there is no agreement on making some changes. 
For example, open the deck contextually and hide it again when you deselect or
select another item, or that all the deck doesn't cut the content with the
default width, etc.

> Powerpoint doesnt have a sidebar, it has an optional/advanced formatting
> pane, and when the pane appears or is resized, it dynamically shrinks the
> slide pane. Keynote has a fixed size sidebar (270px), while Impress' sidebar
> needs a minimum of 20% more width to appear with non-cropped controls.

I don't see a real problem of lack of space, but if you see it you can't do
much if you don't expect to make some changes.

> These apps require you to select a template before you can enter the apps
> and it isnt optional.

Only the first time you open these apps. Then it is totally optional.

> No need for us to go back and forth any more. Lets hear from others who have
> been CCed for their opinions.

I'm sorry, but it's always good to take the opportunity to exchange ideas. I
respect that you don't agree with the proposed change, but I discuss the
arguments you use to defend.

If you don't want to continue defending your point of view, you can refrain
from continuing to respond and I doubt that our discussion prevents others from
giving their opinion.

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