Issue 49999 - Transitions are very slow and do not respond to ESC key
Summary: Transitions are very slow and do not respond to ESC key
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 48454
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: thb
QA Contact: issues@graphics
Keywords: oooqa
: 52595 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-05-29 13:22 UTC by rebeccayates
Modified: 2005-09-12 11:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---

MS PowerPoint file demonstrating the slow transitions (177.50 KB, application/
2005-05-31 11:55 UTC, rebeccayates
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Description rebeccayates 2005-05-29 13:22:06 UTC
Imported a PowerPoint presentation that included transitions such as Box In and
Venetian Blinds Vertical. The speed was set to fast but they ran very, very
slowly and jerkily. Pressing ESC during a transition had no effect so I had to
wait for the transition to complete. This is on up-to-date hardware (3.2GHz P4,
1Gb RAM, Radeon X600) but with no changes to Impress settings after installation.
Comment 1 flibby05 2005-05-29 16:28:53 UTC
hi rebeccayates,
thank you for reporting this.
actually 2.0beta is in terms of development builds rather old.
please be so kind and retest with a current snapshot build and let us know if
the problem remains.
sorry about that :-(
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2005-05-30 08:11:33 UTC
Comment 3 rebeccayates 2005-05-31 11:55:06 UTC
Created attachment 26741 [details]
MS PowerPoint file demonstrating the slow transitions
Comment 4 rebeccayates 2005-05-31 11:58:07 UTC
This problem occurs in version 1.9.104. Attached a file to show the problem.
Comment 5 christian.guenther 2005-05-31 16:58:10 UTC
Please switch off the 'Use hardeware acceleration' in
'Tools/Options/StarOffice/View/Graphics output' and tell me if this speed up the

Comment 6 rebeccayates 2005-05-31 22:46:50 UTC
This occurs in OpenOffice (I don't have StarOffice). I tried changing the '3D
View' settings under 'Tools/Options/OpenOffice/View' but none of these had any
effect on the speed.

I wondered if it might be caused by the OLE graphics which showed other display
issues (issues 50111, 50113, 50114, 50115), but deleting the OLE graphics from
two consecutive slides and adding normal text instead did not speed up the
transitions to, from or between the slides.
Comment 7 thb 2005-06-01 16:41:01 UTC
@rebeccayates: cannot reproduce on my side. Is there a noticable difference, if
you select one of the "Wipe (up|down|right|left)" effects from the slide
transition task pane?
Comment 8 thb 2005-06-01 16:42:33 UTC
@rebeccayates: just saw that you're on a Radeon, maybe issue 48454 is related?
Comment 9 christian.guenther 2005-06-01 17:04:16 UTC
Please have a look.
Comment 10 rebeccayates 2005-06-01 18:54:31 UTC
@cgu: turning hardware acceleration down to "None" in the Troubleshooting tab
(reached via Desktop->Display Properties) helps a lot on all transitions. It is
still not as smooth or fast as I would like but much better.

@thb: not sure if that issue is related as Impress has not crashed, even when I
cycled through all the transitions (via the Task Pane) a few times in Normal
view (this shows the same problem). My driver version was Catalyst v4.12, I just
updated it to "CATALYST 5.3(v8.111)" but (with hardware acceleration back on)
the problem still exists.
Comment 11 Rainer Bielefeld 2005-08-14 09:26:37 UTC
I checked with 2.0 (1.9.m122) German version WIN XP: [680m122(Build8941)] and
can confirm the problem with Atlon 3200+, 1GB, READON 9600 Series (Driver: dated Sept. 12. 2003). Problem disappeard (more or less) after I
set "hardware acceleration" to min in WIN System Administration.

I also checked with 1.1.4 (German) WIN XP: [645m52 (Build 8824)], there
'problems.ppt' was shown without problems with min and max hardware acceleration.
Comment 12 Rainer Bielefeld 2005-08-14 09:28:15 UTC
Comment 13 Rainer Bielefeld 2005-09-08 05:36:39 UTC
*** Issue 52595 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 14 thb 2005-09-12 11:09:54 UTC
Reported for ATI graphics card, and tweaking the display driver settings mostly
cures the problem -> duplicate to issue 48454.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 48454 ***
Comment 15 thb 2005-09-12 11:10:28 UTC
And closing.