Issue 91810 - Printing in Impress
Summary: Printing in Impress
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.1
Hardware: All All
: P3 Normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-07-18 14:17 UTC by drc
Modified: 2014-04-27 13:08 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0-dev
Developer Difficulty: ---


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Description drc 2008-07-18 14:17:45 UTC
Arising from issue 91808 - briefly:

Insert > Page Number ... > Notes and Handouts > Tick page number box
View > Handout - no page number visible?
File > Print > Options  > Handouts > OK > OK
No page numbers on the handout, no help for any poor soul who has to put the
sheets in order!

The UI issues here relate to printing of presentations rather creating and
displaying them in their target format and medium.  So there is inevitably a
risk of some confusion.

The Insert menu is mainly directed at inserting on slides.  The handout
provisions (header, footer) are not apparent in this menu, but this menu is the
(only?) way in to them.
The format > page menu might be a better place to put formating for paper
copies.  Is there a UI-consistency group where this sort of issue is considered?

It is good to see the Insert > Fields dialogue, but it doesn't seem to work on
the Handout layout text boxes (possibly the same issue as page numbering?) --
And while on the subject of Insert > Fields, is there any reason why we can't
lift the more comprehensive set of Fields options provided with Writer?  As well
as UI consistency it would give more flexibility...  (This would be nice in
Calc, too)

The printing menu in Impress should at least make it clear to the user whether
it is working in slide numbers or page numbers.   When printing handouts, pages
should mean pages!
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2008-07-18 14:57:37 UTC
Please report one problem in one issue. Otherwise it gets impossible to handle
As you can see when using View/master/slide master there are already
placeholders in the master. You can activate them by using view/header and
footer. Thats why the view menu is used and not the insert menu. 
Comment 2 brian.kha 2011-09-29 00:50:03 UTC
Windows 7 here with Build 9582,

Using the Introducing a New Product slide template, I tried to replicate the reports findings. Selecting View > Handout displays empty slides instead of the expected slides.
However, selecting Handout in the Print window has the page preview image react accordingly. It still does not display the page number though, even with it checked in Insert > Page Number...
Comment 3 Edwin Sharp 2014-04-27 13:08:25 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m18(Build:9764)  -  Rev. 1589052
2014-04-22 12:11 - Linux x86_64