Issue 18486 - Supporting a presenter view during slideshow
Summary: Supporting a presenter view during slideshow
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta
Hardware: PC Windows 2000
: P3 Trivial with 109 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 3.0
Assignee: christoph.lukasiak
QA Contact: issues@graphics
: 1963 71505 71510 74179 76384 76774 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-08-21 11:53 UTC by da2ce7
Modified: 2008-08-12 16:01 UTC (History)
17 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description da2ce7 2003-08-21 11:53:02 UTC
I am trying to get my church to move over to oo. One of the Biggist problems i'm
faceing is that I cannot controll the Prestation from on screen and veiw it on
the other (datashow).

Current Results:  The Main Program is "INACTIVE" when in a Slide Show.
Wanted Results:   For the Main Program to not me totaly "INACTIVE" and when the
selected slide changes to another it reflects to the Slide Show.

The easyist way to add this (I think) would be to.  Automaticaly move to "Slides
Veiw"  and make the selected slide (on the Slides Veiw) veiw on the Other Screen.

I'm sory that I cannot test it out on a U2Date version but I only have 56k modem.

To be able to do it like MS PP XP would be VERY VERY Helpfill.  Thanks.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-08-21 12:24:33 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 pwieners 2004-01-28 18:56:41 UTC
*** Issue 18486 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 3 julisys 2004-05-21 09:59:45 UTC
We are also using OOo impress in our church for the sunday services. For us it
would also be very helpfull to have dual screen functionality in OOo:
- select a slide on one screen to display it on the beamer
- edit slides while displaying another slide on the beamer

To have a simple index of the slides with the slide numbers, I wrote a macro.
The macro exports each page of the presentation as an image and imports it into
a writer table. It can be downloaded from
Comment 4 jayrobb 2004-10-13 04:54:35 UTC
Just want to add my vote for this also for my church.
we have been using MS PowerPoint, as of now the Pastor has had me put MS 
Office on 3 church computers and I was trying to explane that we can only run 
it on one computer onless we buy it for the others, that is a lot of money.
So far I can replace MS word but I still need PowerPoint. Please help me on 
Comment 5 dldegner 2005-07-18 20:21:08 UTC
Multiple screen support is a requirement for our location.  This allows the 
presenter to have one display for his notes while displaying a finished 
presentation to the audience.  Ideally, Impress would allow the designer the 
option of declaring which screen the slide would go to.  This paradigm would 
allow 3 or 4 screens to be controlled concurrently by the same program.
Comment 6 ajmc 2005-11-14 13:54:45 UTC
I would suggest that support be added not just for dual, but for as many
monitors as the OS will support. 
Comment 7 drfrankgaillard 2005-11-24 09:03:37 UTC
Although other comments have focused on the 'presentation' issue, (and I support
these, especially the thoughts of  dldegner ) I would like to add that even from
a BASIC FUNCTIONALITY point of view this issue is not just an enhancement, but
actually a 'bug'. I run two monitors at home, as do an increasing number of
people. To view a presentation in slide show mode I have to each time configure
my grafix card to switch to single monitor or mirrored monitor. The presentation
shows up on the 'other' monitor, but not in a functional way. only some of the
text and image boxes appear... randomly it appears.

Keep up the great work. 
Comment 8 okapi1253 2005-12-08 20:03:21 UTC
Duplicate of issue 12719?
Comment 9 clippka 2006-11-15 10:17:16 UTC
*** Issue 71505 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 clippka 2006-11-15 10:19:17 UTC
not exactly, issue 12719 implemented the support for multi monitors in impress,
but there is not yet a "presenter view". This is what issue 71505 should be
about but as this issue has more votes, I closed issue 71505 as duplicate.
Taking over this one, but currently I don't know where to get the development
resources from, anyone likes to volunteer?
Comment 11 clippka 2006-11-15 11:06:04 UTC
Changing title to reflect open issue better
Comment 12 clippka 2006-11-15 11:06:35 UTC
*** Issue 1963 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 13 reinoutederveen 2006-12-12 01:09:35 UTC
If you guys would add that, your Impress software would really come very close
to perfection......
(thx in advance!)
Comment 14 christian.guenther 2007-02-13 14:28:27 UTC
*** Issue 71510 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 15 modir 2007-03-18 14:44:31 UTC
Maybe this is a good project for Google Summer of Code 07?
Comment 16 jpickerell 2007-03-24 02:01:01 UTC
Any ETA for when this will be included on OOo? Will it be in version 2.2? The
sooner the better! We've been asking for this for years.

Comment 17 bernt 2007-04-02 19:29:23 UTC
Is there a way to stop a running presentation and start a new presentation 
of a single page through the UNO components?
Comment 18 kpalagin 2007-04-10 05:09:48 UTC
*** Issue 74179 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 19 kpalagin 2007-04-10 05:24:19 UTC
*** Issue 76176 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 20 eldoradio 2007-04-24 05:27:55 UTC
What is needed in our case is a control monitor (with the presenter 
view/controller UI), a main-display out (a projector or other main monitor 
displaying slide) and a "next slide" monitor that keeps one jump ahead of the 
other monitors. Some have alluded to this with "as many as the OS supports" 
and "3 or 4 screens to be controlled concurrently by the same program"
and I feel this is a deep need for OOo, it's what drove us to Ms__XP.
The first person to get this feature in my inbox before 2008 will get rewarded.
As I have no experience with c++ or java I cannot write or recommend myself, 
else I would have.
Comment 21 clippka 2007-04-25 15:38:04 UTC
I'm happy to announce that sun provides a full time developer to add this issue
to AF will develop this feature as a plugin, so it will be
either available in 2.3 or you will be able to install it on your 2.3 shortly
after it is released.
Comment 22 jpickerell 2007-04-25 22:23:03 UTC
That's great news!!!!! Thank you Sun!!!!

-Jared P
Comment 23 codac 2007-04-26 07:37:18 UTC
Seriously good news! 

Don't forget to check issue 12719, issue 71505 and
for thoughts and good ideas regarding the implementation. :D

Thanks SUN and AF! 
Comment 24 christian.guenther 2007-05-02 13:42:56 UTC
*** Issue 76774 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 25 barrycar 2007-05-07 20:09:33 UTC
My Church also uses Power Point and the Presenter view to allow control of 
what slide is presented on the second monitor next.  We have looked at OO but 
without this feature can not switch to it.  

This would save the Church money on office and the volunteers that put the 
service presentations togther.

Barry Carney
Comment 26 christian.guenther 2007-05-08 09:46:51 UTC
*** Issue 76384 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 27 vashot 2007-05-23 10:30:16 UTC
On the auxiliary screen, the timer/stop watch (as the general, and local, for 
current page), and also a column with large icons of slides and their names is 
Comment 28 jpickerell 2007-06-29 23:01:33 UTC
Is there any way that we can track the progress on this plug-ing as it is being 
worked on? That would be great!
Comment 29 groucho266 2007-09-11 11:53:26 UTC
Changed target.
Comment 30 groucho266 2007-10-29 17:34:25 UTC
I would like to announce that the implementation of the presenter view (now
known as presenter screen) has begun.  Please see the announcement on GullFOSS
( for more details.
Comment 31 groucho266 2008-01-16 11:13:46 UTC
Setting target to that of CWS.
Comment 32 Martin Hollmichel 2008-01-25 17:16:48 UTC
set target to 3.0
Comment 33 kpalagin 2008-03-05 05:06:25 UTC
are we on track for 3.0 with this issue?

Thanks a lot.
Comment 34 groucho266 2008-03-06 09:15:00 UTC
The presenter screen is still targeted for OOo 3.0.  At the moment we are about
to finish the presenterview CWS that focuses on changes in the SD project.

Work on this issue will continue in the new presenterscreen CWS.
Comment 35 groucho266 2008-04-25 15:51:20 UTC
Implementation is done.
Comment 36 groucho266 2008-04-28 09:57:25 UTC
Please verify.
Comment 37 christoph.lukasiak 2008-04-28 17:30:33 UTC
verified in cws
Comment 38 christoph.lukasiak 2008-08-12 16:01:44 UTC