Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Ability to zoom or scroll around inside a presented slide|
|Component:||viewing||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
Description garyturner 2009-04-01 19:13:22 UTC
The "digital" nature (slide 1,2,3,...) of slide presentations can be restrictive for presenting complex flowcharts or diagrams. The ability to display some portion of a larger "slide" would allow such presentations to go more smoothly, eliminating the need to introduce artificial breaks in the flow. As it is, getting the "big picture" on one slide often forces the fine details to be unreadable. Splitting a diagram over several slides invariably results in an inconvenient break, and consequential difficulty in switching from one slide to another. Perhaps this could be accomplished by adding a zoom feature to the presentation side of Impress, just as the editing side has, and a scroll bar once in "zoom mode" (exit "zoom mode" to navigate to the next "slide").
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-04-02 08:15:09 UTC
Comment 2 vidya_ooqa 2010-06-06 06:41:43 UTC
Garyturner, You have suggested an enhancement to the zoom feature of OOo3.0 presentation component. According to your post, it would make a slide presentation more natural and smooth, if we could select some portion of the slide (on which you want to focus attention), and then provide functionality to zoom in on that selected area. After a user opts to use this new zoom feature, that user would be offered a way to return to normal slide size and proceed with regular navigation through remaining slides. I have tried to do this OOo3.0 and also with OOo-dev3.3, on windows XP and also on Windows Vista using existing features and functionality. I did as follows: 1. Created one slide with two pictures pasted on it. These two pictures were different pictures in size and look.There was nothing special about these two. 2. Selected one picture 3.Clicked on view --> zoom by specifying zoom level value The above process zoomed in the picture. But it did not achieve the same effect as required i.e. in the presentation mode of the slide it did not zoom-in on the click of a mouse. Another way I have tried to test is by using "Custom Animation, Modify Effect" feature of OO. 1. I created one slide with two pictures. There was no specific reason of choosing these two pictures. These were in no way related to each other. 2. Selected one picture (say the second picture) 3. Clicked on Add given below the "Custom Animation, Modify Effect" button of OO. 4. Clicked on Entrance 5. Clicked on Zoom and then OK. 6. Clicked on Play to see the effect. When slide show started, the second picture did not appear until the mouse was clicked. Even the above procedure is not satisfactory as it did not produce the effect of zooming the picture after clicking mouse in presentation mode. However, if you can attach a file having some slides with animated description that the enhanced zoom feature should have, then that would clarify the issue more and a strong case can be made in favor of the said enhancement. This feature will be very helpful in presentation while focuing on a small portion of slide. The the OO development team may probably be requested to consider enhancing the existing zoom functionality.