Issue 42390 - Document automatically to slides (Slides from outline)
Summary: Document automatically to slides (Slides from outline)
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: 680m74
Hardware: All All
: P4 Trivial (vote)
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Reported: 2005-02-10 08:15 UTC by jmantyla
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:41 UTC (History)
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Description jmantyla 2005-02-10 08:15:08 UTC
Slides from outline -like feature (Word) but so that it works correctly
(Powerpoint has this feature but the behavior is illogical). You could import a
OO-Text document or a Word-document and it automatically makes slides for you
based on styles used in document.

You should be able to determine what styles make slides and what styles make
lists (different levels) to slides. The default behavior I would like to see is
that if I have document like this

Heading 1
  Heading 2
    - List
    - List
    Normal Text
    - List
  Heading 2
    Normal text
    Heading 3
      Normal Text
      - Numbering
      - Numbering
    Heading 3
      - List
  Heading 2
Heading 1
  Heading 2
    Heading 3
      Normal Text
    Heading 3
      Normal Text

it would import it like this

Title Slide
    - List Level 1
    - List Level 1
    - List Level 1
    - List Level 1
      - Numbering Level 2
      - Numbering Level 2
    - List Level 1
      - List Level 2
Title Slide
    - List Level 1
    - List Level 1

so conversion would go like this

Heading 1 -> Title Slide
Heading 2 -> New Slide
Heading 3 -> List Bullet Level 1
List -> List, Level = level of Heading it is below + 1
Numbering -> Numbering, Level = level of Heading it is below + 1
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-02-10 08:35:32 UTC
Please have a look in the help for "outlines; sending to presentations". I think
this might be exactly what you are looking for. If not feel free to reopen the
issue. Thanks.
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2005-02-10 08:35:56 UTC
Comment 3 jmantyla 2005-02-10 17:31:09 UTC
I apogolize for not searching help carefully enough. There is indeed a pretty
good tool for importing outline which is a very good feature. But I would
pleased to see a dialog where you can define

- what para styles are imported from document (like List and Numbering in
  addition to Heading styles)
- what outline level or title style those paragraphs get in presentation
  - level could be given as number, but also relative to outline level
    of paragraph before (for example if I have Heading 3 paragraph 
    converted Outline 2, I could convert Lists below that paragraph to
    Outline 3 -style)  
- whether a paragraph style makes a new slide or not
- when style makes a slide, you could define what Master style that
  slide gets (for example I could convert Heading 1 -styled paragraph
  to Title and make that slide look like first slide of whole presentation
  selecting "title master")

It looks like AutoAbstract makes slide for each heading and . Outline to
presentation makes slide per every Heading 1. It would be magnicifient to be
able to customize this presentation autogeneration process (without macros).
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2005-02-11 07:56:39 UTC
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:22:56 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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