Issue 64670 - make slides editable in slideshow (bring back live editing mode)
Summary: make slides editable in slideshow (bring back live editing mode)
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 30 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa, rfe_eval_ok
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Reported: 2006-04-23 20:58 UTC by a2j4ever
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:40 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description a2j4ever 2006-04-23 20:58:53 UTC
I followed the dual headed workaround found in a different incident, but when
presenting I cannot fix errors or really do much of anything at all to the
slides while presenting.

This is important because I was giving a presentation and the presenter changed
something on the fly that was used 3 slides later... Having been told to change
this, being unable to do so makes the presenter and I both look bad. In
powerpoint I had the capibility to edit slides while presenting so that I could
keep the slides accurate.
Comment 1 lars 2006-04-23 22:24:43 UTC
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I reassign this issue to requirements and set the status to New
Comment 2 lohmaier 2006-05-27 01:03:01 UTC
This functionality was present in OOo 1.x, but was removed for some reason.
Comment 3 benjaminwt 2006-08-03 15:18:48 UTC
I agree, I aslo was wondering,

Will it be possible to edit and add slides when the presentation is running?

I've found that if I am editing text currently with the text tool before 
starting the show, I can make changes to text - So this is a work around for 
now. But I can only make changes to boxes present in the active presentation 
when it is running.

I would also like to be able to make changes on the fly, and also add new 

To be able to make changes like that on the fly, if worth the possiblity of it 
not re-drawing as pretty,
I do think it would be nice to be able to choose, Live update, where the 
audience can see you typing, 
and having an update now button.

The update now button would make the changes once you have finished.

Currently they don't show up straight away, but next time the slide is they do.

I know PP2000 had a feature that you could add text and change it live, is 
this an option, as in a livce woship environment it works really well, with 
pp2000 I could have a verse nicely layed out on the projector looking pro, 
live without the need for the speaker notes, just pasting it onto the text 
frame in a slide window.

Also it would be nice to be able to say,

If the presentation is on slide 5 but I want to display slide 15, just have 15 
on the program screen and press F5, and have the presentation jump to slide 15?
This used to work in pp2000 as well.

These would make it better than the current version of powerpoint.

And give OOO a definite edge.Ben
Comment 4 benjaminwt 2007-05-08 00:30:43 UTC
I found that you can edit text on slides with ooo 2.1, still if you are editing
text when you start the presentation.

Why the limitation witout editing text when you start?

And can we add the ability to add slides during a presentation. 

That would work really well in church situations, where the presenter might ask
you to put a quote or bible verse on the screen.
Comment 5 borg2of6 2009-06-01 15:10:24 UTC
This is about the only function that is missing from Open Office that means that
I still need PowerPoint installed.

PLEASE re-implement the editing of slides when slideshow running.
Comment 6 micha137 2009-06-03 12:18:32 UTC
Being able to edit texts (or move objects around) during presentation is of
critical importance for professional presenters who like to keep their audience
awake by interacting with them.
I am lecturer and like the "church people" we lecturers probably generally hate
to present like playing a slideshow and reading a preformulated text. For people
who need restraints to feel more secure during presentation time, it might be
helpful to be able to turn the live features off.
Actually I used another presenter (active slide) for quite some time, which
allowed for full interactivity by marking the object property "editable at run
time", but -among other problems- since the developers of that software ceased
to support it any further(and worse - violated backwards compatibility)
switching to a mainstream "powerpoint clone" like impress was unfortunately(?)
Please - dear developers - allow yourself to surpass powerpoint in this
important point. I personally wouldn't mind ending up with a presenter that is
less compatible with microsoft in the long run and doesn't reproduce each and
any powerpoint feature. Although I know you might be scolded for that by part of
the community. Powerpoint is not a good piece of software after all! It lures
you into adapting a bad presentation style.
All of my votes for enhanced interactivity!!!

Comment 7 matthewoverland 2009-11-02 07:16:15 UTC
Please put this presentation back into impress.  I teach physics and use impress
a lot because I can embed latex files into the presentation (using OOolatex). 
However the biggest problem is that I can not edit the presentations while they
are being displayed.

I currently have to write my presentations in impress and then display them
using powerpoint in order to get the interactivity that I require in class.