[tdf-discuss] Feature request for LibreOffice Impress
after following this mailing list for a while, today I want to ask for
your opinion about two features I miss in Impress.
The first feature is linked to the custom slide shows. To avoid several
sildes with the same content, I use one "big" file as a container for
all slides I need. Using custom slide shows allows then creating the
topic depended slideshows I need. The problem is, that the automatic
page side numbering is not able to handle custom slide shows.
That means, that the page numbering of the slides are also used in the
custom slide show. So you will see eg. after page 3 page 7 in the custom
slide show. Since years I found no solution for this. I tried to create
a makro but this is much harder for me than I thought in the beginning.
Would be nice, if this feature would be also useful for others so that
it makes sence to ask for an implementation in Impress.
The second missing feature is support for automatic ToC- and
Index-Tables as they are implemented so nicely in Writer.
Why do I think, I need these two features?
The silde shows I´m creating, having very often 100 to 200 slides. The
topics are different but all refers about the same thing - so many slide
are the same. To avoid versioning problems, the solution is the custom
There are lot of people saying, that page numbers are bad style in slide
shows. Maybe, but the attendees of my presentation always get a printed
version of it to allow making notices. I tried without page numbers, but
the trainees were not happy, because finding the good page when restart
after a break is not easy is 200 slides without page numbers. So, in my
mind, there is no other way for me than with page numbers.
Since the slide show is also used as something like a "reference guide"
or documentation, the trainees use it for their daily work. Therefore,
having ToC and an alphabetical Index about the main keywords would be
very helpful for them.
Now maybe someone will say, Impress is not the tool for this, use X or Y.
I tried several other software, but all I tested having more holes than
Writer is not good in creating slides and for presentation stuff - which
is not surprising since it is made for documents containing mostly text.
Scribus could be a choice- but does not support custom "slide shows" and
having each page as a single file and create one master file which embed
the single files is not supported (or to say it better, I was not able
to get it work).
LaTeX - Allows many things I need, but "drawing" is painful and since
the slide show must also be used by my collegues, "programming the
presentation" is not possible.
What is your opinion? Do you agree that these two features could be
helpful for others?
Can you give me ideas, how to solve these issues in another way (I
prefer in Impress but other software suggestions are also welcomed)?
BTW: Congratulations for this nice mailing list. The spirit here is very
friendly. I followed a lot of mailing lists in my life and I can tell
you very often it more a war than a discussion ...
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