Issue 81742 - Changing presentation styles
Summary: Changing presentation styles
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 19340
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P4 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: clippka
QA Contact: issues@graphics
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Reported: 2007-09-19 13:58 UTC by brendel
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description brendel 2007-09-19 13:58:50 UTC
This concerns the F11 "Styles and formatting" window : 
Changing the style of a graphics object works without problems : chose a style
(Graphics Styles list shown), click on the "bucket " (Fill format mode), when
you move the mouse back on your slide it changes into a "bucket", then you can
click on an object and it will change to the new style.
This does not work with the presentation style : 
When you choose a presentation style, then click on the "bucket" button and then
move the mouse back on the slide, the mousepointer does NOT change to the
"bucket" and clicking on a presentation object (Title, Outline etc) does not
change anything.
I have tried every type of sequence of clicks and double clicks I can think of
and was not able to change the presentation style of a presentation object (e.g.
Title into subtitle, Outline 1 into Outline 2 etc)
Do I miss something or is this broken ? 
I haven't found any other issue on this, so I'm a bit astonished and rather
doubt my ability to do the right thing.


Comment 1 wolframgarten 2007-10-12 12:43:55 UTC
Teh bucket should be greyed out because presentation styles can not be applied
to normal objects.
Comment 2 brendel 2007-10-12 13:17:03 UTC
Greying out the bucket depending on styles is not the problem, it is working :
when I click on presentation styles and nothing is selected (or a graphics style
is selected) then the bucket is greyed out, when I select a presentation style
(such as a title) then the bucket becomes active. So no problem here, this is
What is not working is the use of the bucket with a presentation style : 
when you have selected a presentation object (such as a title), then the styles
and formatting window will highlight the style (here "Title") and the bucket
becomes active. Theoretically you should now be able to click on the bucket and
select a different presentation style, then  move the mouse over your selected
presentation object (mouse pointer should have changed to the bucket symbol,
this is not happening), click on the object and thereby change its presentation
style. This is not working. It is working (more or less) with graphics styles,
but NOT with presentation styles. There is no way in the moment to change the
style of a presentation object from one defined style (such as "Title") to a
different one (such as "subtitle" or "Outline 1") etc ... 
Comment 3 clippka 2008-03-12 16:10:43 UTC
As wolfram already pointed out, the problem is not that the bucket is not
working but that the bucket is actually enabled for presentation styles.
There is no such feature that you can transform a title object to a subtitle
one. Therefore presentation styles are permanently bound to their shapes.
Unfortunately the implementation of the stylist does not support the feature to
disable the bucket. Since it is to much work compared with the benefit in fixing
an issue that exists since StarOffice 3.0 I change the target of this issue. If
we rework the stylist dialog in the future we will fix this issue.
Comment 4 dogshed 2009-03-26 04:53:38 UTC
Text in presentation should work like text in writer.
This is a major defect.
Comment 5 cno 2009-05-05 08:59:49 UTC
Hi *
To learn how it is possible to add styles to a presentation. See
And in the Help: Index > 'slide designs', follow link to 'Styles and Formatting'

There is an issue about more paragraph styles, issue 19340
and one about missing character styles (...)

I have the intention to close this issue as Invalid.
What do you think?
Comment 6 cno 2009-05-05 09:04:33 UTC
better close it as duplicate

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 19340 ***
Comment 7 brendel 2009-05-05 12:19:56 UTC
I think, yes, this issue can be closed as invalid, but there should probably one
about being able to change the presentation style for an object or being able to
attribute to a newly created object a presentation style (with all the
advantages of automatic formats etc)

Comment 8 cno 2009-05-05 17:28:18 UTC
Hi Olivier,
OK, thanks for replying. Pls look at 19340 if that relfects what you think of.
If it is close, you might want to add some clarification.
Comment 9 Mechtilde 2009-07-12 17:54:58 UTC
duplicate -> closed