Issue 53743 - Bitmap export should be possible in the filling/ background dialog
Summary: Bitmap export should be possible in the filling/ background dialog
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0 Beta
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2005-08-24 17:59 UTC by skelem
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description skelem 2005-08-24 17:59:48 UTC
I imported a presentation from Powerpoint which contains my company's standard
background.  I would like to save that bitmap, fix a few things and then
reimport it.
Neither the Area/Bitmaps nor the Format/Page/Background has the option of saving
the current background bitmap as a separate file.

Format/Page/Background shows my bitmap.  Area/Bitmaps does not show it.
Area/Bitmaps has the option of storing the list of bitmaps in a .sob file, but
this doesn't seem to be an otherwise useful file or file format.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-08-25 08:11:30 UTC
You can just switch to the masterpage and export the background as a bitmap
using File/Export.. Doesn't this fit your needs?
Comment 2 skelem 2005-08-26 17:42:25 UTC
Thanks. That works, but it's incredibly non-obvious.
There are two popup dialogs that deal with backgrounds.
Format/Page/Background and Format/Area/Bitmaps.
The latter allows you to import a bitmap.
It would be logical to allow export of the bitmap here too.

Having to select the picture on the page, then go to File/Export
isn't at all obvious.  At the very least this should be documented
on the help pages for Format/Page/Background and Format/Area/Bitmaps.
Comment 3 wolframgarten 2005-08-29 08:19:28 UTC
Sorry, but we cannot document everything that can not be done somewhere in the
I change this issue to as feature wish for the ability to export directly from
the filling dialog.
Comment 4 skelem 2005-08-29 17:32:42 UTC
I agree, documenting "everything that can not be done" would be unreasonable. 
Documenting related operations should be a requirement.

Having a popup that allows importing & setting a bitmap should have a "For
writing a bitmap, see section xxx." comment.  How else will all of us learn how
easy Open Office is to use?
Comment 5 ace_dent 2008-05-16 01:43:00 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

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