Issue 53452 - Add ability to merge presentations with multiple masters
Summary: Add ability to merge presentations with multiple masters
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: 680m122
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-08-17 15:58 UTC by n7dr
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:33 UTC (History)
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File A (38.50 KB, application/
2005-08-17 21:20 UTC, n7dr
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File B (63.00 KB, application/
2005-08-17 21:20 UTC, n7dr
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Description n7dr 2005-08-17 15:58:30 UTC
Powerpoint XP allows one to merge two presentations with different slide masters
and retain the original look of each presentation. 

That is, one can take presentation A with one look, and presentation B with a
different look, and create a third presentation which has A followed by B, where
both halves of the new presentation retain their original look. In other words,
the new presentation is identically equal to presentation A followed by
presentation B.

I can find no way to do this in OOo Impress. I have also asked on,
and no one has been able to suggest a way to do this with the current OOo code.

Oddly, OOo will import a Powerpoint presentation that has been created in this
manner, and will allow one to work with it even though it contains multiple
masters. It just doesn't seem to allow one to create such a file.
Comment 1 n7dr 2005-08-17 21:17:49 UTC
I shall attach two files to show what I mean.

Open A, then open B, then try to cut and paste B after A. It works, but the look
of B is changed to match the look of A, so that the original look of B is lost
in the merged file.
Comment 2 n7dr 2005-08-17 21:20:08 UTC
Created attachment 28863 [details]
File A
Comment 3 n7dr 2005-08-17 21:20:53 UTC
Created attachment 28864 [details]
File B
Comment 4 wolframgarten 2005-08-18 07:53:40 UTC
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:22:31 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 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
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 6 pbhallamudi2008 2009-02-10 02:22:43 UTC
System configuration:
OS: windows Vista Home premium
OO: OOO300m15 (Build 9379).

Reproduction steps:
1.Open the presentation (attached by the reporter) a.ppt in impress presentation (attached by the reporter) b.ppt in impress (Note not .odp 
3.copy the slide from a.ppt and paste it below the slide in b.ppt

Result: The original look(design) of copied slide (a.ppt) is lost, and the 
copied slide now has the design of presentation to which it is copied (b.ppt).

Additional information:
1.when merging these files using MS office 2007, on pasting the slide from a.ppt 
to b.ppt, there is a option to retain the source format (design).
2.I tried the similar task in impress, but by creating the original files in OO 
Steps: 1.Create 1.odp and 2.odp both these files have different design 
       2.copy the slide from 1.odp and paste it below the slides in 2.odp
       Result: The original look of the slide from 1.odp is retained in 2.odp.