Issue 93699 - Impress unreasonably limits the position of images
Summary: Impress unreasonably limits the position of images
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOO300m7
Hardware: Unknown All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 93700 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2008-09-10 09:05 UTC by jdpipe
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:08 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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open office template into which import powerpoints are pasted (11.78 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-09-10 09:57 UTC, jdpipe
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Description jdpipe 2008-09-10 09:05:05 UTC
When importing presentations from Powerpoints, I run into a problem with some
particular presentations that use large scanned images that are placed in such a
way that most of the image is off the 'page'. Clearly in Powerpoint, this is not
a problem, and images are allows to be wherever the user likes. However, in
Impress, there seems to be a hard limit on the distance by which an image can be
allowed to 'jutt out' off the top or bottom of the page. This hard limit results
in incorrectly imported Powerpoint documents.

For example, a page containing a table scanned from a textbook combined with a
red circle to indicate the necessary information can be imported incorrected,
with the scanned image moved to an 'acceptable' position during the import
process, with the result that the red circle no longer is positioned over the
text of interest.

The hard limit on the placement of objects should be relaxed in so way, so that
importing of powerpoints of this type is not broken.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2008-09-10 09:07:39 UTC
*** Issue 93700 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 2 wolframgarten 2008-09-10 09:16:55 UTC
Please attach a sample document for reproducing.
Comment 3 jdpipe 2008-09-10 09:56:33 UTC
OK, so it's a bit more complex that I first thought.

1. Open existing powerpoint file using OpenOffice 2.4.1 on Ubuntu Hardy.
2. Create a new document using the attached lecture template
3. Copy all range of pages from the imported powerpoint into the new OOo document
4. Observe that object positions have been messed up.

It seems to be a problem with the copy and paste function, rather than the
import function.

I will attach the lecture template, but can I please send the original PPT
document to you confidentially/privately? Please let me know an email address.

Comment 4 jdpipe 2008-09-10 09:57:56 UTC
Created attachment 56373 [details]
open office template into which import powerpoints are pasted
Comment 5 wolframgarten 2008-09-10 10:29:00 UTC
My mailadress is
Comment 6 wolframgarten 2008-09-24 13:37:45 UTC
Did you send any file yet?
Comment 7 jdpipe 2008-09-24 15:08:16 UTC
Yes, I sent it to you on 10 Sept 19:43 AEST.
Comment 8 wolframgarten 2008-09-25 14:34:50 UTC
Reproducible. Reassigned.
Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:08:20 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".