Issue 27636 - Add useful transitions / effects
Summary: Add useful transitions / effects
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 120331
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-04-09 04:17 UTC by msundman
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description msundman 2004-04-09 04:17:46 UTC
OOo Impress seems to copy PowerPoint, which is a shame since PowerPoint was a 10 
year leap backward in presentation software as Microsoft made it with most of 
the same (and even worse) limitations as normal printed overhead projector 

So, what are the biggest problems with normal printed transparencies? Let's 
consider a small presentation with a bulleted list with 6 items, and let's say 
there is room for 4 items per page. The presenter makes the items visible one by 

Problem 1: The items are visible different amounts of time. People in the 
audience make notes, copying text from the shown presentation. There will be a 
lot of time to copy text from the first item on the list, a little less time for 
the second one, even less for the third one and very little time for the forth 
one. After that the next page is shown (the page containing the 5th and 6th 

Problem 2: The room might have a low ceiling (unless it's an auditorium), and 
there might be people sitting in front of you. Each item on the list is shown 
lower, and most likely will people need to move their heads back and forth to 
read the last item on a page.

Now combine these two: The harder an item is to read the shorter time it will be 
visible. If this isn't stupid I don't know what is.

So, the obvious solution is, of course, the following. Use a 
transition/animation that displays each new item at the top of the page, 
scrolling the already visible items down. Also, show all 6 items of this 
presentation like this, without clearing the screen inbetween.
So, when displaying this presentation it should look like a single long page 
containing the items in the reverse order and that is scrolling up (i.e. the 
items are scrolling down). When the presentation is printed out it would of 
course have the items in the correct order and could span several pages (in this 
case it would span 2 pages).

The title/heading/topic should probably stay at the top of the page while the 
list items are scrolling. After the last item is displayed then the 
title/heading/topic should scroll down with its items when the next 
title/heading/topic is displayed, which in turn will remain at the top of the 
page while displaying its list items.

I find this solution incredibly obvious, yet immensely better than the currently 
supported system. There are probably many other, less obvious, but equally 
useful effects that WORK -- as opposed to many of the current 
swirl/twist/fly/dematerialize kind of effects used by clueless marketing monkeys 
even though they only distract the viewers, drawing their attention away from 
the actual content of the presentation.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2004-04-13 07:50:07 UTC
Reassigned to Bettina.
Comment 2 ace_dent 2008-05-16 02:12:20 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:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 3 msundman 2008-05-16 04:32:41 UTC
No transition/effect like this seems to be implemented in OOo 3, so this is 
still valid.
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 15:00:09 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-25 13:21:08 UTC
Duplicate bug

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 120331 ***