Issue 73836 - Powerpoint's "AutoFit Text" Feature is Desirable
Summary: Powerpoint's "AutoFit Text" Feature is Desirable
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.5
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 3 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2007-01-24 19:56 UTC by abonet
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description abonet 2007-01-24 19:56:59 UTC
Powerpoint has a feature that automatically adjusts the font-sizes and
line-spacing of text within a "outline" when it otherwise fall off the bottom of
the text frame.  This adjusting is progressive -- the more bullets added to the
outline, the more the fonts and line spacings are manipulated to allow the text
to fit.  I believe Powerpoint calls this feature "AutoFit Text To Placeholder".

There appears to be no built-in way to recreate this behavior in a OO presentation.

In OO, the line spacing can be modified manually by changing the "Line spacing"
to "Proportional" and then providing some percentage less than 100%.  But this
doesn't affect font-sizes.

The other OO option is to force the text to "Fit To Frame", but this ends up
resizing the text as if it were a graphic -- which makes all the text and fonts

I consider this feature to be very desirable.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2007-01-25 07:45:02 UTC
Comment 2 clippka 2007-05-10 13:30:22 UTC
the oasis tc has integrated attribute "draw:shrink-to-fit" to support this
feature in ODF 1.1.

I will take over this issue to implement that feature in OOo
Comment 3 tbird20d 2007-06-20 18:31:20 UTC
Whoever you are, cl, thanks very much!  This has been a problem for me with OOo
for some time.  My normal workflow with presentations is to develop the
presentation in OOo, sometimes manually adjusting fonts to get things to fit,
until I get close to finished.  For long presentations, the workload of
continually adjusting the font sizes can become burdensome.  At that point, I
switch to PowerPoint, remove all the manually-set font sizes, and start using
autofit.  Unfortunately, this means I can't take that same document back to OOo,
since it will mangle the font sizes thereafter.

If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.
Comment 4 clippka 2007-09-12 13:44:11 UTC
Comment 5 mathiasm 2007-12-01 20:33:19 UTC
Should not this be considered a duplicate of #12533 ? It seems so.
Comment 6 camillem 2010-01-16 17:41:07 UTC
this feature has been implemented in Go-OO 3.1. any chance to have the code
merged upstream ?
Comment 7 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:08:51 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".