Issue 128497 - There are no usable help instructions to find the 'Task pane'
Summary: There are no usable help instructions to find the 'Task pane'
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: help (show other issues)
Version: 4.1.11
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Normal (vote)
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Reported: 2021-12-21 12:16 UTC by wrigh
Modified: 2022-01-23 12:50 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description wrigh 2021-12-21 12:16:29 UTC
Wanted to set auto-running slide show. 
Search 'Automatic slide show'   - tells me to use 'Task Pane' under 'Showing an automatic slide show (kiosk mode)'

As I had no idea what the task pane is, looked up 'Task Pane'
Tells me to select 'View - Task pane.
There is no 'Task pane' in View.

A help file must be continuously linked.

If you mean View - Side Bar then say so.



Showing an automatic slide show (kiosk mode)' should start something like
  Check that  View - Side Bar     is on
  From the side bar menu on (right edge of window)  [Sign for menu} click  'Slide Transition'.
Then continue similar to before.


I note that in support there is a help comment for the same problem (search task bar not in view) where the 'solver' says 'Do you mean 'Side bar'?   Most unhelpful.   
I suggest that the term 'Task pane' is added to View or removed from all help files.
Oh - and 'Task pane' is sometimes written as 'Tasks pane'
A search in Find is unhelpful!
Comment 1 oooforum (fr) 2021-12-22 19:06:56 UTC
(In reply to wrigh from comment #0)
> I suggest that the term 'Task pane' is added to View or removed from all
> help files.
Better than suggest, you can propse your contents in Github directly.
https://github.com/apache/openoffice/tree/trunk/main/helpcontent2/source/text/simpress

Make pull requests
Comment 2 wrigh 2021-12-23 09:25:50 UTC
I regret I've looked at github and don't understand what to do.

Allied to main problem.
If View/slide pane is OFF(unticked), there  is no reaction when Slideshow/Slide transition...... is clicked. 
EITHER Slideshow/Slide transition needs to be greyed out PLUS a help file stating 
  that to edit transitions, View/slide pane must be ON (ticked)
OR (better) View/slide pane is automatically ticked to ON and the Slide transition pane opens
Comment 3 Matthias Seidel 2021-12-23 09:47:15 UTC
(In reply to wrigh from comment #2)
> I regret I've looked at github and don't understand what to do.

Yes, Github takes some time to understand it.

> Allied to main problem.
> If View/slide pane is OFF(unticked), there  is no reaction when
> Slideshow/Slide transition...... is clicked. 
> EITHER Slideshow/Slide transition needs to be greyed out PLUS a help file
> stating 
>   that to edit transitions, View/slide pane must be ON (ticked)
> OR (better) View/slide pane is automatically ticked to ON and the Slide
> transition pane opens

Can you please open a separate ticket for this issue, please?
(One issue, one ticket)

However, since this project is maintained by volunteers, it needs someone to work on the issue. So don't expect these to be solved right away...
Comment 4 oooforum (fr) 2022-01-23 12:50:15 UTC
Another way is to provide your help text and attach them here.
Somebody could push on Github afterwards for you.