Issue 126799

Summary: Presentation Display size
Product: Impress Reporter: Chandler <cbainter>
Component: viewingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Minor    
Priority: P4 CC: oooforum, orcmid
Version: 4.1.2   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.2
Developer Difficulty: ---
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Description Chandler 2016-01-19 14:36:29 UTC
Created attachment 85257 [details]
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We are using 32" TVs connected via HDMI cables to display our ODP files.  We would like to be able to change the size of the slide itself to match the TV's height & width.  

Currently, our slide shows always have black bars on the left & right sides. 

I have looked in a variety of different menu options in the program, as well as googling various OpenOffice support wiki's.  I apologize in advance if I have missed something. 

Thank you for your consideration of the new option. 
--
Warmly,
Chandler ?=^) 
Louisville KY
Comment 1 orcmid 2016-01-19 18:07:48 UTC
I want to clarify some things about practice, just to obtain better information on what you are experiencing.

Usually, when a presentation is edited in a 4:3 format, it will be presented in that format, even to a 16:9 display.  That is to present distortion and/or clipping of the displayed image .

If a 16:9 layout proportion is selectable, that will often change some features of the presentation.  In fact, I have had presentations that, because of the amount of text and bulleted lists, presented better in 4:3 even to a wider display.

What I do personally, if I am traveling with a presentation and I don't know what the combination of presentation hardware and projector capabilities might be, is prepare both formats and use the one that works best using what is available.

Now, to the reported problem.

On the Master View of a fresh presentation with no background (the supplied Presentation Wizard backgrounds seem to be automatically fixed at about 23:16 on my computer), I was able to use Format > Page and change the "Paper format" from the default "screen" setting (about 13 by 10) to 16" by 10" (the proportions of my 2560:1600 display).  That gave me a wider master and slides.

I made one slide with a title that filled the width of that field, a line that filled the width of the body field, and some lines that filled the height of the body field.

Unfortunately, on a SlideShow view, although my 2560:1600 (16:10) display was completely and exactly filled, the slide content did not all show.  Instead, the wider part at the right is visible, showing the title and body text that reached over that far, but most of the left of the slide is all white, as if there is a blank overlay at the default presentation proportions.  That all-white area is about 20" by 16" (not far off from 13 by 10).

I tried 16" by 9", adjusting the slide content accordingly, expecting black bars at the bottom and/or top then.  That happens but there is still the full white overlay on the left part of the display, leaving only a few inches of the actual slide showing on the right.

So (1) it appears there are provisions for changing the proportions of the slides being edited and (2) there is something that prevents their correct presentation.

This would seem to be an essential problem to deal with.  The ease of changing proportions, and having background graphics that fit any chosen presentation become subsequent challenges.

I have not looked to see if there are extensions available that provide templates for different screen layouts.  

System used:
  Dell XPS 8500 system
  Hewlett-Packard ZR30w 
  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
  Microsoft Windows 10
  Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2
Comment 2 oooforum (fr) 2016-01-20 08:39:49 UTC
(In reply to orcmid from comment #1)
> Usually, when a presentation is edited in a 4:3 format, it will be presented
> in that format, even to a 16:9 display.  That is to present distortion
> and/or clipping of the displayed image .
Maybe a dup of issue 42775
Comment 3 Chandler 2016-01-20 14:56:35 UTC
I was able to change the Format/Page and the "Paper format" to an appropriate size.  Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.  With the change in the 'paper' size, I will be able to adjust my presentation accordingly.
Comment 4 orcmid 2016-01-20 17:32:35 UTC
(In reply to Chandler from comment #3)
> I was able to change the Format/Page and the "Paper format" to an
> appropriate size.  Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.  With
> the change in the 'paper' size, I will be able to adjust my presentation
> accordingly.

Please confirm that it actually works and let us know what operating system you are using.
Comment 5 Chandler 2016-01-20 17:34:50 UTC
Confirmed: It did actually work.
I am using a Dell OptiPlex 390 w/ Win7 Pro and two Dell G2210 monitors.
Comment 6 orcmid 2016-01-20 17:38:31 UTC
(In reply to Chandler from comment #5)
> Confirmed: It did actually work.
> I am using a Dell OptiPlex 390 w/ Win7 Pro and two Dell G2210 monitors.

Do you know what the initial template was or what background you had on the Master.  I uncovered a problem on Windows 10 with a big monitor.  (That should be a different issue than this feature request, though.)
Comment 7 Chandler 2016-01-20 17:46:10 UTC
Created attachment 85260 [details]
PPT Page Setup
Comment 8 Chandler 2016-01-20 17:48:38 UTC
I do not know the original template information, as someone made a PowerPoint PPTX file for me.  I converted it from PPTX to ODP using a website, www.zamzar.com.  Then I was able to open the ODP file. 

I attached a screenshot of how one can change the slide size easily in PPT.  It would be nice if OpenOffice Impress has similar language.  If not already being considered for future release, please think about adding it to the list.  

Thank you again.
Comment 9 orcmid 2016-01-20 17:56:57 UTC
(In reply to Chandler from comment #8)
> I do not know the original template information, as someone made a
> PowerPoint PPTX file for me.  I converted it from PPTX to ODP using a
> website, www.zamzar.com.  Then I was able to open the ODP file. 
> 
> I attached a screenshot of how one can change the slide size easily in PPT. 
> It would be nice if OpenOffice Impress has similar language.  If not already
> being considered for future release, please think about adding it to the
> list.  
> 
> Thank you again.

Oh, got it.  The file was not originally an ODP.  Thanks, I will look into that.

I also gather that the request for feature is still on the table.  I am reopening this enhancement request.
Comment 10 orcmid 2016-01-20 17:58:19 UTC
We are clear on what the requested feature is about.
Comment 11 Chandler 2016-01-20 18:02:57 UTC
The requested feature would be to include "On Screen 4:3" and "On Screen 16:9" as a slide size option.