Issue 103627 - Automatic table of content & outline features for impress
Summary: Automatic table of content & outline features for impress
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 5 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2009-07-18 22:44 UTC by gleppert
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description gleppert 2009-07-18 22:44:47 UTC
In academic and business presentations, usually there exists a slide
representing the table of contents. Furthermore, usually the presentations are
structured using sections/headings and subsections/subheadings in the slides. 

However, why do the users need to create everything manually? Why there is no
automatic creation of a table of contents? Why there is no way to declare a text
as heading or subheading? Why is it not possible to automatically display the
running headline in the header of the page?

Please add an automatic table of content & these outline features for impress.
For a good impression, how this could look like, please have a look at following
presentation created with the Latex beamer class:
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2009-07-19 00:11:39 UTC
Some parts of your request are carried out with the title field in the layout.

You can mark a number of slides and then use 'Insert' > 'Summary slide' to get a
slide, where the titles of the marked slides are the items in the outline. So
you get your table of content.
The other way round, if you use the slide layout "Title,Text" to write your
table of content, then duplicate that slide and then use 'Insert' > 'Expand
Slide'. Now this slide is replaced with a series of slides, where each former
outline item becomes the title of a slide.

To get more fields in impress, like those in Writer, is already tracked in issue

Therefore this request should concentrate on the request to have a "running
headline" as it is possible in Writer with fields in the header. Compared to
Writer the feature of heading levels is missing too. 

Comment 2 wolframgarten 2009-07-20 07:59:40 UTC
Thanks for your help, Regina. Reassigned.