Issue 62972 - Eraser tool to complement the pen tool in slide show
Summary: Eraser tool to complement the pen tool in slide show
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.2
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-03-09 14:16 UTC by raindrops
Modified: 2014-05-14 18:05 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description raindrops 2006-03-09 14:16:53 UTC
During the slide show, we can use the pen tool to mark on the slide. But this
marking remains on the screen. There is no provision to clear it off, or
selectively erase it.

Provide an "Eraser" tool for this purpose.

* When moved like a pen, it should erase the pen marks under it.
>> Provide a control to change the size of the eraser tool (just like brush size
in GIMP/Photoshop)
* When the user draws a lasso with this tool, all pen marks inside the rectangle
should be erased.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-03-09 14:19:12 UTC
Comment 2 keithjohnson 2008-09-11 01:18:08 UTC
I agree that is is an issue.  The pen tool in Microsoft PowerPoint has an eraser
when in slide show mode that is accessible by right clicking on the slides. 
There is also an clear all button in the right click menu that allows the user
to clear the entire slide.  These features should also be available in OpenOffice.

I was able to confirm this issue still exists(since this bug was posted over two
years ago) on OpenOffice 3.0.0m4 Build 9347  on Windows XP SP2 (32bit)

Steps to recreate:
* Create a new Impress presentation.
* Under "Slide Show", click on "Slide Show Settings".
* Check the box, "Mouse pointer as a pen" and press Ok.
* Start the slide show.
* Draw on the slide using the pen tool.
* Note that there is no way to erase the pen without changing slides.
Comment 3 ssaboum 2009-01-28 14:15:42 UTC
We're a team of students from the Ecole Centrale de Nantes working on this issue
right now, we're currently writing the specification process if you have some
test case to submit.
Comment 4 ssaboum 2009-02-23 21:22:41 UTC
A cws has been created "eraser01" and a patch has been commited with the
possibilities to erase all ink on a slide and use an eraser mode
Comment 5 Edwin Sharp 2014-05-05 16:32:37 UTC
right click - Erase all ink on Slide
AOO410m18(Build:9764)  -  Rev. 1589052
2014-04-22 12:11 - Linux x86_64
Comment 6 mroe 2014-05-14 18:05:02 UTC
This issue intends an eraser tool with that the user can erase parts of the drawn pen marks. Actual one can erase only _all_ pen marks.