Issue 100763 - Ability to zoom or scroll around inside a presented slide
Summary: Ability to zoom or scroll around inside a presented slide
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 120331
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0
Hardware: PC All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2009-04-01 19:13 UTC by garyturner
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:06 UTC (History)
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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

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 
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 
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. 
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-22 12:42:02 UTC
Very similar to issue 120331

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 120331 ***