Issue 47952 - Impress - Bitmap background import should be available in Slide setup
Summary: Impress - Bitmap background import should be available in Slide setup
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 20 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 85761 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2005-04-22 14:28 UTC by ddevedjian
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description ddevedjian 2005-04-22 14:28:32 UTC

To set a custom bitmap as background of an Impress presentation (All versions),
one as to go to "Format > Area > Background > Import" menu. There the user add
his background to a list of predefined background, letting him re-use his
background later by.

To do the same thing in MS product, one has to right-click on a slide and choose
"Background > Bitmap > Browse". This is much more quicker (and to me, intuitive).

When migrating to OOo, ex-MS user will right-click on a slide and look into
"Page setup" for "Background > Bitmap". This is ok.

The problem is user can not import his own bitmap from the "Page setup" window.
Instead, help says that you have to close page setup window and go to "Format >
Area" etc.

Bitmap background import should be available in Slide setup. This can be done by
simply add a button (Browse or Import) in Slide setup window.

This enhancement would be greatly helpfull to :
1/ migrate user from MS that are used to right click > page setup
2/ people like me who do not use a background twice in there life

Thanks for reading this issue and have a nice day.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-04-22 14:45:55 UTC
Changed to enhancement.
Comment 2 pied 2005-04-23 09:10:46 UTC
*** Issue 47952 has been confirmed by votes. ***
Comment 3 gwest39 2005-05-09 22:20:10 UTC
It is difficult to add background images to your presentations since you have to
first add the background that you want to use into the library of bitmaps even
though you only want to use the background image for only one presentation. 
This would also be nice for the gradients since you have to add a gradient to
the gradient library in order to use a custom gradient just one time.
Comment 4 sohm 2005-05-19 16:20:37 UTC
you can do it
1) open ms powerpoint and add a background bitmap to your slide
2) save the document under the ppt format
3) open it with and save it at the sxi format

there is a tip, to use it without powerpoint
1) find ONE ppt with a custom bitmap
2) open the file with ooo, and save it in the sxi format
3) unzip the sxi and find where is the bitmap
4) change it with the bitmap you want
5) zip all in a sxi format
6) edit your slide as usual

that's all
it's easy
Comment 5 maison.godard 2005-07-25 11:25:59 UTC
an other workaround

in the background model, insert a rectangle draw and fill it with you bitmap
move it to back
set transparancie of each element background to 100%
Comment 6 clippka 2006-11-15 10:21:17 UTC
I take over this issue, not sure when we will have developer resources for it
yet. Anyone likes to volunteer?
Comment 7 clippka 2007-09-12 16:24:15 UTC
I wish I had time for this...
Comment 8 christian.guenther 2008-01-31 13:11:48 UTC
*** Issue 85761 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 9 jmpoo 2012-03-28 09:24:09 UTC
It is implemented in newer Versions. I don't know since wich Version.

In OOo 3.3 or AOO 3.4 you get it with 
RightClick on a slide > Slide > Set Background Picture for a slide ...

So I think this one should be closed.

Bug 27821, Bug 46257 and Bug 49717 has same content.
Comment 10 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:08:47 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".