Issue 67060 - Impress PDF-Export like Latex Beamer
Summary: Impress PDF-Export like Latex Beamer
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Product: gsl
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 6 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: OOo 3.x
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2006-07-05 22:53 UTC by ahyb0019
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:43 UTC (History)
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Description ahyb0019 2006-07-05 22:53:29 UTC

Latex Beamer ( makes nice
PDF-presentations. You can see the changes from slide to slide and there is a
small menu at the bottom of the slides...

That would be wonderful if IMPRESS also could create this

(Thanx for the great job!)
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2006-07-06 08:05:07 UTC
Comment 2 nemoresus 2007-03-15 19:49:33 UTC
Not sure, but I think you want the same feature as I do :)

I would LOVE a pdf export creating several pages to emulate animations. I could
hardly care less about the animation itself, but it should be possible to create
a different page for each "step". Most of the time I do my presentations on
another computer, either windows or mac, with different fonts installed, the pdf
export is thus a life-saver, but I like to unhide some stuff to guide
explanations, which is not yet possible (not even using the swf export).

About the links that beamer puts at the bottom of the page, I sometime find them
annoying, but if you want the same think, OOo can already most of it: just edit
your layout, add objects where you want them and put an "interaction" on them.
It can not go the the start of the section or to the next one, as impress knows
nothing about "sections" which is another problem.
Comment 3 maand 2010-02-06 22:05:52 UTC
Please give a detailed description of the missing features. Make screenshots or
drawings to explain your feature request. If you don't provide this information
nobody is able to think about a way to implement the functions.
Comment 4 nemoresus 2010-02-07 09:26:03 UTC
OK, some more detail:

OOo impress can create animations, i.e. presentations pages which content changes 
over time (often triggered by click or timeout). When exporting such a page to 
PDF, OOo creates a single PDF page without the animations. The created page may 
even not ever be visible in the actual presentation as performed in OOo.

On the other hand, beamer allows the creation of "animations" in PDF by creating 
several PDF pages for the same presentation page. Each PDF page shows a 
different step in the animation (before or after an effect: showing, hiding or 
moving objects).
Beamer doesn't support smooth moving of objects like OOo (unless you are willing 
to create by hand all of the required steps) but at least the PDF file can be 
used for the most common (or simple) animations available in OOo.

An animated page can be seen as such:
* initial state
* first (set of) animation
* second state
* second set of animations
* third state
* ...
* final state

In the current PDF export, an animated page is exported as a single PDF page, 
corresponding to the page as it can be seen in the slide designer (which may or 
may not correspond to any state visible in the presentation itself).
In a "beamer-like" PDF export, an animated page would be exported as several PDF 
pages, corresponding to each or the intermediate states (the so called "initial 
state", "second state", ... "final state").

I'm not sure of the level of detail required for the implementation of such a 
feature, feel free to ask for more. I can provide examples of beamer-generated 
PDF files, but many examples are available on the web already, at least on the 
beamer website:

Best regards
Comment 5 maand 2010-02-07 09:40:56 UTC
@nemoresus: thanks for your additional input. Now it is clear for me that this
is not an issue of the presentation modul itself. It is an issue of the current
pdf export related to presentations. I change the component to gsl and set the
OOo version to 2.0. The pdf export was not implemented in OOo 1.0 (feature of 1.1).
Comment 6 Raphael Bircher 2010-02-08 22:46:01 UTC
2.x is end of life, so I will change the target to 3.x
Comment 7 martin.monperrus 2011-05-24 08:23:43 UTC

The extension ExpandAnimations supports PDF-Export like Latex Beamer with "appear" and "disappear" animations