Issue 52472 - OOo 2.0 Impress does not seem to support Layers
Summary: OOo 2.0 Impress does not seem to support Layers
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 57904
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: programming (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-07-25 23:12 UTC by mneumann
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:06 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description mneumann 2005-07-25 23:12:04 UTC
I downloaded the OOo 2.0 Beta version and found out that the layer support has
disappeared. Since I am heavily depending on layers, I would like to find out
more about it. And is there any chance to add layer support, at least
programmatically? Since Impress is derivied from Draw, I hope that would be
feasible to do.

Here some reasons why layers are important for me:
-I am using background pictures which I place on a separate layer that is
locked. This way when I give the presentations for editing, people can change
the text, but they cannot move the pictures by mistake.
-I am having a separate layer with guidelines for the title safe area of the
screen. This layer I switch off for projection or when exporting, but it gives
me at design time a good idea for consistent borders. Since in V 2.0 even the
Guidelines are gone, I am heavily depending on that layer.

I can see the layers also useful for multilingual presentations or for slight
variations of a talk that can be switched on and off. Keeping layers in Impress
would be a very beneficial feature that makes the program so much more useful
than the competition, especially for professional users.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-07-26 07:43:07 UTC
Comment 2 khirano 2005-09-15 07:31:08 UTC
"layers:definition" in the Online Help of 2.0 Beta2 says:
About Layers
Layers are available in Draw, not in Impress. 
OK, but why??
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:42:29 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 2+ 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
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Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
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Comment 4 mneumann 2008-05-16 11:09:23 UTC
Just checked in OOO 2.4 and still no change. Would be nice if that could be
resolved in the 3.0 release. If there is a strong reason for discontinuing
layers, I would be at least interested to know the reasons for it. I wonder
whether other users find layers a helpful thing as well. And since Draw and
Impress share much of the same code, it should not be a hard thing to have that
implemented. For my workflow layers are really essential, and I am still working
with version 1.1.5 for this reason. But... it would be really nice to be able to
upgrade again...
Comment 5 novales 2009-01-20 13:19:40 UTC
not solved in 00o 3.0.

Similar to issue 57904 which is confirmed, but have not target milestone
Comment 6 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-28 12:11:11 UTC
Duplicate per comment 5

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of issue 57904 ***