Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Layer control from Version 1.1. discontinued|
|Component:||formatting||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Priority:||P3||CC:||elish, icyfeet, issues, m.neumann, masaya.k, ooo, synanceia|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||4.1.0|
Description jschwender 2005-11-14 18:30:57 UTC
I have a lot of Impredd documents made with 1.1, and i use intensively layers. When i open these now in OO2-0 all Layers are joined in one, the presentation is complete useless. One would expect from an update a kind of backward compatibility. The layer featur in OO 1.1 made it clearly superior over PowerPoint, which is also missing the layer control. OO2-0, from my view is now just as unusable as Powerpoint! I marked this as defect, because it destroys my valuable data while converting to Version 2!!!!!!!! I consider this a fatal bug!
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-11-15 07:40:08 UTC
This is not a bug as it works as designed. Maybe you can attach one of your documents to see what is wrong with them? Normally the function and the look of a presentation should not be disturbed by the lack of layers. Thanks.
Comment 2 jschwender 2005-11-15 10:23:06 UTC
Created attachment 31503 [details] Imported Presentation, created in 1.1.5
Comment 3 jschwender 2005-11-15 10:34:58 UTC
It may work for you, but not for me. In Version 1.1 i used to create multilanguage presentation, where all sketches and images are on one layer, and text is put on one layer per language, and made visible as needed. This made it easy to maintain a multilanguage presentation. The import shows now all former layers at once, and this looks very bad as you can see in the attachment. This issue is not solved, as a feature which made Impress superior over Powerpoint was dropped, and again: it renders all my presentations useless, it damages data, which i would say is by definition a serious bug. 'works as designed' may be correct, but why do you design something new worse than the old one?
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2005-11-15 11:29:46 UTC
Changing to enhancement. I'm sorry for the inconvenience but handling this as an enhancement is all I can do at the moment. For presenting the documents OO1.1.5 will still do the job.
Comment 5 novales 2006-10-13 14:11:55 UTC
Hi, 2 issues points this regression : -this one and <http://fr.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=52472> I think that it is work to repair this feature, but it is not an enhancement, but a restitution. I can't use and modify my old presentations with OOo version 2. OOo 1.1.x was really an advance to manage multilingual and displayed and printed documents differents. Losing this feature is a big regression in OOo 2.0.x, and it makes very bad pub to promote OOo 2.0 using 1.1.x because this feature disappeared. I don't understand why status is unconfirmed, it should be. Could you change priority and fix a target milestone ? Thanks.
Comment 7 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-28 12:11:11 UTC
*** Issue 52472 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 mroe 2014-04-28 13:20:15 UTC
*** Issue 79118 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***