Issue 19566 - Editing Drawing and "Comments" at the same time
Summary: Editing Drawing and "Comments" at the same time
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC4
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-14 17:50 UTC by digulla
Modified: 2014-04-27 21:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---

Mockup of the idea (120.48 KB, image/png)
2014-04-27 11:17 UTC, digulla
no flags Details
mock-up 2 (109.26 KB, image/png)
2014-04-27 12:30 UTC, Edwin Sharp
no flags Details

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Description digulla 2003-09-14 17:51:04 UTC
It's hard to switch between Drawing and Comment view. I would prefer if I could 
edit the notice for a page at the same time as the page itself. Usually, I will want 
to add a comment while I write the page to note down an idea. 
That the page becomes an uneditable area on the screen makes this clumsy.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-09-15 07:46:56 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:12:58 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently 'Unconfirmed' pending review, but has not been
updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with one of the
latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been addressed.
Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
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Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 3 digulla 2008-05-18 21:07:17 UTC
The issue is still with OO 2.4.0. I don't think it has been adressed in 3.0 but
a developer should be able to tell in one minute (I don't dare to install 3.0
myself ATM because I have a project to finish with 2.4).
Comment 4 annemartin24 2008-06-08 01:24:59 UTC
AMartin 6/7/08: 

This issue, as described, still exists in 3.0.  When adding notes for a given
slide, you're switching to an entirely new view with the notes in the main pane
and the slides to the left in smaller format.

This presents problems in a few facets:
 - depending on monitor and resolution, it is sometimes difficult to correctly
view the data on the slide while in notes view
 - when using split screens, it's tough for the presenter to find a way to view
the notes and what the user is seeing if they cannot directly see the screen as
others are viewing
 - you are not able to edit or copy text from the slide while in notes view,
making it difficult to copy particular data or info to the notes to add comments

In MS PowerPoint 2000 and 2003, while there is also a separate "Notes" page, the
split screen that is available in "Slide" view and "Outline" view is SO helpful
when giving presentations in split screen or on projector and while preparing by
adding notes.

Microsoft even highlights use of the Split Screen notes in one of their tips and
tricks pages, making the lack of such screen a bit more glaring in OOo.

It would be very helpful to add a split-screen ability to add notes to the main
Slides view in Impress - perhaps one that can be de-activated for users who
don't wish to have that function.

For many who make live presentations, this particular feature could be the
difference between a willingness to use OOo and not for their work.
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:53:27 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-22 20:25:23 UTC
There are tabs just above slide "Normal" and "Notes".
Comment 7 digulla 2014-04-27 10:51:22 UTC
Re-opening: My bug report says pretty clearly that I don't want no tabs.

I need to be able to edit my comments AT THE SAME TIME as the presentation slide.
Comment 8 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-27 10:55:47 UTC
Please attach a simple mock-up to illustrate your idea.
Comment 9 digulla 2014-04-27 11:17:22 UTC
Created attachment 83280 [details]
Mockup of the idea

Simple mockup. I'm reusing the area for "Properties" (which usually shows the layouts) to add a "Comments" tab.

This should show the same content as the "comment" part of the Comment layout which you'll see if you click on the left "Comments" tab.

That means you can edit the layout on the left but you can also edit only the comment contents on the right.

That way, it's possible to edit the content of the presentation and the comments for each sheet/page at the same time.
Comment 10 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-27 12:30:23 UTC
Created attachment 83281 [details]
mock-up 2

No tab in sidebar - what do you think?
Comment 11 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-27 19:07:29 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m18(Build:9764)  -  Rev. 1589052
2014-04-22 12:11 - Linux x86_64
Comment 12 digulla 2014-04-27 21:06:24 UTC
(In reply to Edwin Sharp from comment #10)

> No tab in sidebar - what do you think?

Yes, that makes even more sense to me. In a sense, the "comment" is a property of the sheet.