Issue 26137 - Ability to annotate presentations
Summary: Ability to annotate presentations
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needhelp, oooqa
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Reported: 2004-03-04 23:33 UTC by jeff_stack
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description jeff_stack 2004-03-04 23:33:49 UTC
I'm sorry but this is a bit of a duplicate of issue #26028 because I feel that 
it was wrongfully called a duplicate of #10738.  This is NOT a feature 
specific to Tablet PC's.  It is a feature that anyone with a mouse could use 
on any OS (knew I should not have mentioned using a Microsoft product).

I would like the ability to annotate and draw on a presentation while 
the presentation is in slideshow mode.  Currently you can only draw in markup 
mode.  Once the presentation is in slideshow mode a left click moves you to 
the next screen.  The new PowerPoint 2003 allows you to add an annotation 
overlay onto the presentation.  For example, as you give the presentation you 
could circle or underline key words with the mouse to highlight key points 
and these markups would be immediatly visable to the viewers.  This would be 
particularily useful to teachers in Math and Physics as example equations and 
formulas could be drawn real-time on the slides in response to questions from 
the class.

At the end of the presentation you could have the option of keeping or 
discarding the annotations. 

This would simply require allowing the drawing tools ALREADY PRESENT to be 
used during an active presentation.  This has nothing to do with interfacing 
with a Microsoft Tablet or a Microsoft OS.  You have the tools aready, they 
just need to me implemented.

Comment 1 wolframgarten 2004-03-05 07:42:30 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 aziem 2006-01-24 01:17:11 UTC
Is the requested feature not already available?

To enable:
1. Start Impress
2. Choose Slideshow->Slideshow Settings
3. Click Pointer as Pen
Comment 3 aziem 2006-10-31 16:45:51 UTC
Is not the primary part of this issue already implemented?  Also, saving pen
marks is duplicate to issue 62973.
Comment 4 hfmvdl 2008-11-16 22:40:06 UTC
The WINDOWS version of PPT has a nice annotation/pen system to mark up slides, use 3 different kinds 
of pen and tons of colors, erase strokes one  by one (not just erase the whole screen's worth of 
comments) and store annotations afterwards.  The 2 last major revs of PPT have this.  However, on a 
MAC, neither of the latest 2 versions have this capability, nor does Keynote.  Nor does OpenOffice.  This 
capability is becoming increasingly popular on campus with instructors having prepared slides that they 
would like to ink up in class. It's leading instructors toward tablet PCs running Windows and Office.  

I would make a STRONG pitch to add this capability to OpenOffice, at least for the Mac product, since it 
will mean wholesale jump from Office to OpenOffice by Mac users in schools and universities (like me).

Please think about it.  
Comment 5 Robert Pollak 2010-04-07 16:06:34 UTC
I think that this issue should be closed (instead of morphed) because the basic
functionality is already available.

Changing the (line width and) color is already filed as follow-up issue 89447.

Feel free to file additional follow-up issues (but search for them first).
Comment 6 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:49:21 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements".