Issue 101721 - allow for conditional slides or branches in a presentation
Summary: allow for conditional slides or branches in a presentation
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: programming (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.0.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: requirements
QA Contact: issues@graphics
Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2009-05-10 12:09 UTC by ovvldc
Modified: 2010-02-06 15:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description ovvldc 2009-05-10 12:09:07 UTC
Currently, presentations have a fixed linear progression. I would like to be
able to make a slide that I can choose to call up, depending on the
circumstances, without necessarily including it in the main flow of the

For example, I am teaching a class about energy conversion technlogies. I would
like to have (an) extra slide(s) explaining catalysis in case a student asks a
question about it. However, if no question comes (depending on the audience
which I don't exactly know in advance), I can just continue with the lecture.

I would like to be able to either bind extra slides to a button (keyboard or
widget), and/or have a tree structure in the slide sorter so that I can cluster
pieces of information and presentation.

There is already a presentation extension that can preview the next slide and
show notes, so it might be possible to extend this to show branch options as well.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-05-11 08:30:23 UTC
Comment 2 maand 2010-02-06 15:06:10 UTC
If you want to call optional slides, you can create a graphic and bound an
action to it. You can do the same on the optional slide to get back to the main
I don't see a need to implement this in another way.
If you want to extend the Presenter Console extension
(, you
should add your ideas to the wiki page:
That is not an valid issue for the presentation modul of OOo.
Comment 3 maand 2010-02-06 15:07:54 UTC