Issue 122419 - The Second Slide can't apply footer/page number when select "Don't show first slide" option
Summary: The Second Slide can't apply footer/page number when select "Don't show first...
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: 4.0.0-dev
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Reported: 2013-05-30 03:38 UTC by liuping
Modified: 2019-11-14 16:22 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description liuping 2013-05-30 03:38:24 UTC
Created attachment 80747 [details]

Build Version: AOO400ml(Build:9700) -Rev 14846779

1. New one slide in presentation 
2. Insert Date&Time/page number in Slide ,and check  "Don't show first slide" option
3. New the second slide and check Date&Time/page number in footer

No Date&Time/page number in footer in second slide 

Compared With MS2010

Display Date&Time/page number in footer in second slide 

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Comment 1 Armin Le Grand 2013-05-31 13:20:53 UTC
ALG: After step2, when again opening the dialog it can be seen that Date/time and SlideNumber are switched off again, probably because it was applied to a presentation with only one slide.
When starting with two slides (case (2)) all works well.

The dialog itself shows the current state of the current page (thus having an 'apply to all' button').

In case (1) (assuming apply to all was used) date/time and slidenumber get switched off for the one only existing page.

In case (2) (using apply to all) it gets switched off for page 1, switched on on page 1 (and potentially on other pages).

Thus, the dialog works correctly when it is intended to apply a current state to the slides (switch on/off these single settings on each page). It works wrong when assuming 'Do not show on first slide' and the date/time, footer and slidenumber states are part of the document model, not part of the single slide data. I have to check the model representation (and what the dialog execution does) to ckeck this.
Comment 2 Armin Le Grand 2013-05-31 13:50:28 UTC
ALG: The model indeed hold this settings on each page, but a flag on the model which remembers to suppress all this on 1st slide does not exist (neither in the model nor in ODF probably). This settings and the dialog are intended to be applied on the current document state, changing settings directly at the pages. Thus, it works as designed from my POV and is not a bug.

These are my findings after investigation, I did not design this and wonder myself that there is no flag at the model to hold that 'suppress for 1st page' there.
Comment 3 Meike Mertsch 2013-06-08 16:39:14 UTC
MM 2013/06/08: I could reproduce the bug on Mac OS X 10.7.5 with Build Version AOO341m1(Build:9593) - Rev. 1372282

I see two additional points:
1) This bug is also reproducible if starting with more than one slide if the slides are reduced to one at some point, and not deleting the first slide at the very end:

1. New more than one slide in presentation.
2. Insert Date&Time/page number in Slide, and check "Don't show first slide" option.
3. Delete all slides but for one (with last slide to delete is not the first slide.)
4. New the second slide and check Date&Time/page number in footer.

The former valid setting is lost at this point.

2) A comparison to the competitor PowerPoint (for Mac 2011, Version 14.1.0 (110310)) yields a difference in behavior: PowerPoint keeps the setting even when reduced to one slide at some point.
Comment 4 Armin Le Grand 2013-06-10 11:33:49 UTC
ALG: Hi Meike Mertsch, thanks for checking this and commenting. I would have also expected the PPT behaviour (and I do not know why it is designed as it is), but the current behaviour is by purpose. Maybe more was just not possible at that time, but someone urgently wnated that feature.
I would opt to change this to an enhancement request - to move/add at least the 'first page' feature to the document model.
@Regina (adding to CC): Does ODF have something for holding a 'no-header-footer-stuff-for-first-page' boolean switch for presentations?
Comment 5 paguilera 2015-04-14 01:14:13 UTC
PA: Using Windows 8.1 and AOO411m6(Build:9775) - Rev. 1617669, I was also able to reproduce the issue following the steps provided in the original description, selecting defaults for the choices presented by the wizard.

I went back to the original presentation creation steps and changed those settings along the way and did not see any difference in the ultimate outcome.

Much like Meike Mertsch noted, when deleting the slides from back to front (or even from Slide 2 to back) and ending with a single slide, the issue returns.

Agree with ALG this appears to be an enhancement request.
Comment 6 Mariel Lopez 2019-11-14 16:22:08 UTC
Mariel Lopez – 11/14/2019:
I was able to replicate the issue following the steps described in the description and the additional steps provided by Meike Mertsch for the scenario he has found using the following environment:

-	Windows Server 2012 machine 
-	Version: (x64)
-	Build ID: a64200df03143b798afd1ec74a12ab50359878ed
Since the interface has been change a little, please follow below steps to reproduce it in the latest version:

1.	Create an Impress presentation that has one slide 
2.	Click on “Insert” menu and select Header and Footer option
3.	Select Date&Time checkbox and select Fixed or Variable radio button
4.	Check "Don't show first slide" option
5.	Click on “Apply to all” button
6.	Add a new slide and notice Date&Time/page number is not displayed in footer 

I think this issue should be taken into account to be fixed because even tough we are setting the footer format on a presentation of one slide and we are selecting “Do not show on first slide” option, we are applying this configuration for all slides as the “Apply to all” button suggests, so not having the  configuration that we previously setup in a new slide does not seem a correct behavior, in addition  comparing the same functionality with a competitor like Power Point this functionality works when having only one slide and “Do not show on first slide” option selected.