Issue 57050 - Animation effectts set on master page do not show during slide show
Summary: Animation effectts set on master page do not show during slide show
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 27 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 63214 73090 75662 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-31 14:48 UTC by renatolombardo
Modified: 2017-05-20 10:44 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description renatolombardo 2005-10-31 14:48:57 UTC
1) create a new presentation
2) view->master->slide master
3) add custom animation to the text (e.g. peak in)
4) close slide master view
5) create a new slide with "Title, text" layout
6) fill in some text

New slides do not inherit any custom animation from the slide master.
I experienced the same behaviour on Debian Sarge using OO 2.0.0-1 and
Windows2000 using OO 2.0rc3
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2005-11-01 08:02:52 UTC
Comment 2 christian.guenther 2005-12-13 17:43:38 UTC
In my mind this is an feature and not a defect.
It should be possible to assign an custom animation to the placeholder on the
masterpage or we shuld grey out the custom animation dialog when a placeholder
is selected.
Comment 3 dalo 2005-12-13 21:42:42 UTC
Confirmed using OOo 2.0 on wXP 
All animations on a master page are also completely lost on loading a 
presentation made with Powerpoint XP and a .ppt file . 
Comment 4 christian.guenther 2006-03-15 14:49:53 UTC
*** Issue 63214 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 5 jvromans 2006-03-15 15:01:07 UTC
As for the feature versus defect classification: What is the purpose of being
able to assing animation effects to master slides?
As far as I can see, the only purpose would be to propagate the effects to
derived slides.
Comment 6 almanme 2010-05-21 17:29:34 UTC
Was finally ready to try to embrace OOo but this one leaves me cold.  Use 
presentations weekly and need to have animation.  Can not take the time to animate 
each slide's text individually.  Just bought a new Win7 machine and was SO hoping 
to not have to buy new MS Office.  This feature is important enough to spend the 
money for MS PP.
Comment 7 Dotan Cohen 2010-05-24 11:18:57 UTC
Might this be a dupe of issue #30596?
Comment 8 clippka 2010-06-10 15:22:19 UTC
No, issue 30596 is about normal shapes with animation on master page. This issue
is about propagating animation from placeholders on the master page like title
and outline to the placeholders on the slides using that masterpage. but indeed
issue 73090 is a dupe. will close that
Comment 9 clippka 2010-06-10 15:22:46 UTC
*** Issue 73090 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 10 clippka 2010-06-10 15:52:44 UTC
*** Issue 75662 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 11 solarissmoke 2010-08-10 09:41:18 UTC
I have to agree with almanme - found myself trying to migrate a fairly large ppt
presentation to OpenOffice and came up against this issue. Applying the same
animations to each slide individually is not feasible. I think I might have to
hold off for now.
Comment 12 brendon.troy 2011-05-20 14:30:37 UTC
I'm new to ooo, but I find this to be a major bug and am shocked to come here and find that it's existed for the better part of a decade!?
Comment 13 zack 2013-04-18 00:56:01 UTC
2013 and still no changes on this subject?

How can anybody expect impress to be used for serious presentations which such a major bug?

And how could this be considered a feature? I can define and assign custom animations to masterpage elements, so why don't they work as expected?

Unfortunately, OpenOffice has quite a few of these showstoppers and nobody cares about them...
Comment 14 amraam 2013-10-16 13:54:54 UTC
Checking for the removal of this bug every couple of years I am shocked to see that no dev finds time to address it, no target Milestone has been set and importance is set to trivial.
Ladies and gentlemen, you are facing the number one reason why no serious user will shift to Impress here and mark it as trivial? How come? Let the few users who showed interest in this feature know what made you decide this way. We deserve an answer.
Comment 15 amraam 2013-10-16 13:56:46 UTC
And please, set importance a *little* higher.
Comment 16 Dotan Cohen 2013-10-16 19:35:41 UTC
Just to make amraam's point, a very three-letter company that we are all familiar with mandates that all company documents be produced in an OOo derivative unless the user submits a specific request for something else. Every single user there requests MS Office due to deficiencies in Impress, and this issue is one of the big ones.

Note that this is a defect, not a feature, as it goes against expected behaviour whether or not the issue is caused by a programming error. It is expected that the Master slide sets the defaults for all other slides. This setting is not being properly propagated.
Comment 17 kolydart 2015-11-08 08:16:31 UTC
It seems so strange to me that a bug of such paramount importance is marked as trivial. Maybe as it has been said before, serious users abandon Impress as soon as this bug is evident.

I found a simple solution submitted in a forum post and I thought it would be a good idea to share it with people watching this issue. It's a macro just ***nine lines long*** which does the job. It was written by an amateur at programming.

The macro has to be run on every page. You can assign the macro to a keyboard shortcut or a toolbar button. At least it saves you from the trouble of going through multiple clicks in custom animation dialog. 

More about installing macros here:

I have the following question: how hard is it for a serious developer in the openoffice team to implement the following pseudocode:
On MASTER save, do:
	copy animation from MASTER body
	apply animation to every slide body (using this 9-line snippet)

If openoffice has some kind of trigger after master saving, the above would be a 15 minutes job plus 10 minutes testing.

Unfortunately, I am not a java developer to implement it. But, if someone will implement it I'll buy him a 12pack of beers.
Comment 18 Marcus 2017-05-20 10:44:25 UTC
Reset the assignee to the default "".