Issue 22828 - freeform line tool
Summary: freeform line tool
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 RC5
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2003-11-25 10:36 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Unknown 2003-11-25 10:36:29 UTC
I would like to be able to use the Presentation tool to create Interactive 
white baord slides.  I've found I can create my slides on one layer and then 
lock that layer and annotate on a new layer.  

However the freeform line tool always seems to default to and draw in black 
and really thin when selected.  I can change the colour afterwards and the 
line width but it would be nice to be able to annotate in that colour to begin 

Am I doing this wrong?

It would also be nice to have a [floating] quick colour picker to make 
choosing a new colour a single click affair, either a grid of 8/16/32 distinct 
colours or a "colour wheel" where any colour can be chosen.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2003-11-25 11:16:12 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:09:54 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
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 3 dgold1 2008-10-04 00:28:44 UTC
To the author:  I am not exactly clear on what you are reporting (please 
update the ticket if I am wrong), but it appears that your enhancement would 
be to let the user change the pen color (and line attributes) during playback 
of a Slide Show.  Am I correct?

PowerPoint lets you select the pen attributes from the menu in the bottom 
corner on a slide during playback. Impress does not have this feature.


File -> New -> Presentation

Empty Presentation -> Create

Slide Show -> Slide Show Settings

Select Mouse pointer as pen

Enter any text or lines on the default slide

Select Slide Show –> Slide Show to run it

Use the pen to draw on the slide, but notice you can't change the pen 
attributes while in the slide show

Note:  I created a slide, changed the color in the top toolbar, picked the 
pencil icon, and I was able to draw in the new color selected while not in a 

Note:  I wasn't able to use Layers in Impress
Comment 4 maand 2010-01-30 15:28:17 UTC
@dgold1 please describe more precise, which steps you are doing to get the
pencil cursor in a diffent line colour (or width).
Comment 5 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:08:55 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".