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On 23.01.2011 00:53, Christoph Noack wrote:
Hi Chynte!

Am Samstag, den 22.01.2011, 22:13 +0100 schrieb Chynte:
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. [...]
The problem is, that the automatic
page side numbering is not able to handle custom slide shows.
Mmh, I don't know a solution for this. Sorry :-\

But since Impress usually supports jumping to other (hidden) slides in
the presentation in any case, this might be required ... even if you
exclude (e.g.) slide 5, you can change to slide 5 by "5 ENTER" (another
feature important for some other users). To solve this, it requires a
bit more work ...

The second missing feature is support for automatic ToC- and
Index-Tables as they are implemented so nicely in Writer.
Concerning the ToC - what is missing when using the "Insert - Summary
Slide" feature?


What is your opinion? Do you agree that these two features could be
helpful for others?
I think yes - do you know whether there are issues (request) for this at
OOo or LibreOffice? This might help to evaluate how much this is
requested by others as well.


After digging around, I think, I should be able to program the needed features (ToC, slide numbers matching custom slide show) on my own.
I would prefer to use Python and PyUNO for this.

Before I start, I would like to ask the list for giving me feedback for the following questions: 1. For generating a ToC I need to store somewhere, if the title should appear in the ToC or not.
Where can I store this information?
I found the "Description" and the "Name" tags I could use but I fear, that this will interact with other software also using these tags...

2. Maybe I want to add also an alphabetical Index linking to the most important keywords at the end of the presentation (remember, people will get a printed version of the slide show). Where can I store the information, that a specific word should appear in this Index? You know I see problem with using "Description" and "Name" tags. For an index it is again more complicate since a word itself has no "Description" tag. Using the "Description" tag of the object, in which the text appears, gives the problem, that deleting the text does not automatically delete the entry --> How can I detect in that case, that the word is deleted except doing a rescan all the time?

3. Is Python/PyUNO the good choice for programming this feature in Impress? Can you tell me Pro´s and Con´s?

4. What´s about the needed skills? Do you think, this project is feasible for someone who made up to now only very small standalone apps "just for fun" in Python?

Thanks for your remarks


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