Issue 4192 - Save/Export presentations as plain text
Summary: Save/Export presentations as plain text
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: 641
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: falko.tesch
QA Contact: issues@graphics
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Reported: 2002-04-23 09:07 UTC by Unknown
Modified: 2007-04-03 09:45 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Unknown 2002-04-23 09:07:31 UTC
Often I have to write a summary of a presentation. For example, proceedings of a
scientific conference (often to be submitted as TeX/LaTeX files) are often made
way. I make my presentations and posters with the OpenOffice Presenter.
If the presentations could be saved or exported as plain text (or in TEX/LaTeX
format) life would be easier. ISO-LATIN1 encoded text would be the best for me,
but even plain ASCII would be nice. For presentations with plenty of formulae,
TeX support would be great.

I tried to circumvent this by 'Export => Web Page' and then 'Save as text' from
the browser, but then HTML export is also practically one big image.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2002-06-11 09:32:22 UTC
Reassigned to Christian.
Comment 2 christian.guenther 2002-06-25 11:03:02 UTC
This is not a bug. I change the Issue type to enhancement
Hi Falko, please have a look about this enhancement.
Comment 3 falko.tesch 2003-10-01 09:44:47 UTC
ASCII export is one of the export filters that make hardly any sense
for a presentation (that is layout orientated).
Your request is unique and there are many workarounds possible (such
as using Writer for such specific tasks).
Nevertheless you can write yourself a little script that extracts the
text right from the XML source.
Comment 4 falko.tesch 2003-10-01 09:45:28 UTC
Comment 5 gtimur 2007-01-08 11:15:11 UTC
I have the same request and the same problem: I need the document out of the
The better option is "Export as .RTF" which would preserve headings, but if it
is not possible, then "Export as .TXT" is also useful. 
Comment 6 gtimur 2007-04-03 09:45:08 UTC
Please reopen this issue or provide a circumvention. If the presentation is
mostly text, there is no way to make a document, except manually. Thank you.