Issue 56919 - Open pps file (powerpoint) with "...simpress" -show "%1" don't show, only open
Summary: Open pps file (powerpoint) with "...simpress" -show "%1" don't show, only open
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 52755
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: clippka
QA Contact: issues@graphics
: 74165 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-29 11:47 UTC by gmolleda
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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


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Description gmolleda 2005-10-29 11:47:16 UTC
Hi, I have added, in "Windows Explorer", the show (mostrar in spanish)
characteristic in Archive types (Tipos de Archivo in spanish) with command
"...simpress" -show "%1" identical to show for odt documents.
The result is that the document is oppened but don't show in presentation mode (F5).

I think that the correct is import and show the document if I use the -show
argument. Or include other argument to do it.

Better if force the -show argument when I double-click in pps type file in the
Windows Explorer.

I don´t know if is defect or enhancement.

I believed that same behaviour is if I open pps file in Linux.

Thanks you.
Comment 1 gmolleda 2005-10-29 16:36:35 UTC
Same behaviour in linux: Guadalinex 2004 (based in debian sarge). Kernel 2.6.5. KDE.
If I choice "Open with" --> soffice -show
then ooo 2.0 open the document but don't follow to presentation. I need use the
F5 key.

Both, windows and linux, I use OpenOffice 2.0 in spanish.

Comment 2 wolframgarten 2005-10-31 07:42:40 UTC
Comment 3 gmolleda 2005-10-31 09:04:11 UTC
More: I think that to create a new extension for OpenOffice, as ppt - pps, is

It is very useful in public presentations.

And better if directly open presentation and not view 1 second the simpress

My english is very poor. I'm sorry, I'm spanish and only read english.
Comment 4 christian.guenther 2005-12-13 11:02:54 UTC
Set to new and change the target.
Comment 5 christian.guenther 2005-12-13 11:04:00 UTC
I can reproduce the bug.
Please have a look.
Comment 6 aziem 2007-02-05 01:42:54 UTC
*** Issue 74165 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 7 fabioooo 2008-11-25 14:29:08 UTC
Update using 2.4.1 found in Ubuntu 8.10:
- the -show now open it in presentation mode. However it first open it in edit
mode and after a second change automatically to presentation mode. This is not
really nice;
- .pps files are not yet opened in presentation mode. As a workaround I suggest
to use the ImpressRunner extension from .
With that installed the behaviour is the same of when using the -show command
line option.

It would be nice to have this properly fixed as it's an important feature when
you want to use OOo on conference room, where the speaker arrives with its .pps
file: if it starts in presentation mode there are no problem. If, instead,
starts in edit mode it confuses the user (which most of the time never used OOo).

TODO: test with 3.0.0.
Comment 8 gmolleda 2008-11-25 14:50:16 UTC
In 3.0 is the same behaviour.
simpress -show filename.pps open the simpress 1 second and launch the
presentation. If press the ESC key, close presentation and show simpress.
Comment 9 fabioooo 2008-12-03 13:20:39 UTC
Can someone retitle this as something like "MS Office .pps files should open in
presentation mode as with MS PowerPoint"?

There is now the separate Issue 96601 for the "'-show' command-line option
should instantly open in presentation mode" problem.
Comment 10 cno 2010-06-01 13:05:18 UTC
close as dup, but I'll add a link to #96601 to #52755

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 52755 ***
Comment 11 Mechtilde 2010-06-20 17:08:54 UTC
duplicate -> closed