Issue 94516 - preview problem with slides in page format A4
Summary: preview problem with slides in page format A4
Alias: None
Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 RC3
Hardware: PC (x86_64) Linux, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-10-01 08:13 UTC by thecounter
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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

file showing the defect (20.31 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-01 16:07 UTC, thecounter
no flags Details
screenshot with non-visible first slide (113.10 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-01 16:22 UTC, thecounter
no flags Details
screenshot of 2 slides visible for A0 (162.59 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-04 17:18 UTC, lperold
no flags Details

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Description thecounter 2008-10-01 08:13:05 UTC
I generated a new presentation. Formatting the page with A4 gives for some
slides no preview (on the left), but only a blank or coloured page. If I choose
screen as format for the pages, the contents of the slides appear in the preview.
Comment 1 wolframgarten 2008-10-01 12:27:18 UTC
Does it help to resize the slide pane (-> slide previews on the left). If
possible it would be helpful if the file could be attached. Thanks.
Comment 2 thecounter 2008-10-01 16:05:40 UTC
Resizing of the slide pane helped.
I first increased the size with no effect, but decreasing the size suddenly made
the contents appear.
I will upload the file.
Comment 3 thecounter 2008-10-01 16:07:18 UTC
Created attachment 56955 [details]
file showing the defect
Comment 4 thecounter 2008-10-01 16:22:31 UTC
Created attachment 56957 [details]
screenshot with non-visible first slide
Comment 5 thecounter 2008-10-01 16:37:28 UTC
I added a screenshot with the non-visible first slide. However, this now only
happens at a very specific slide pane width. The initial behaviour does
interestingly not show up when I reopen the file after resizing the slide pane
and having the contents appearing there.
Comment 6 lperold 2008-10-04 17:06:16 UTC
I was not able to reproduce exactly the same problem with the A4 size not
displaying the first slide however I performed the following steps and made the
following observations of similar behaviour.

Using the same presentation file but Windows XP SP 2 (OOO300m8 Build 9357)

1. Open the file by clicking on the document.
2. Select Format> Page>  
3. Change the Page size to A0 and click OK
4. The preveiw pane shows only 2 slides and text for Slide 6 (as shown in the
5. If you move the slider for the preview pane, the outlines of the remaining
slides start to appear and if you resize it, all of the slides appear normally
in the preview pane. 
6. Once the slider has been resized, the behaviour is again normal with all
slides being visible in the preview pane. 
7. To recreate the problem you have to close Impress and then restart by opening
the file and following the steps as outlined above.  By simply resizing the
slider and reopening the file, there was no difference – I had to change the
page size. 
The following Page formats were also attempted with the following observations:
1. A1 shows the preview of 3 slides
2. A2 shows the preview of 4 slides
3. A3 shows the preview of 5 slides
4. A5 has all 6 slides visible

I also tried other presentation documents with multiple slides and experienced
similar behaviour. 

In Powerpoint 2007, I was not able to reproduce the problem. The preview pane
showed all of the slides. 

Other than moving the preview pane slider, there is one more action which will
display all slides normally. Following are the steps.

1. Open any Impress file by double clicking on the file. (Let’s say “File1â€)
2. Open another impress file from  the menu “File > Open† (Let’s Say “File 2â€)
3. In the opened file “File 2â€, change the Page size to A0 and click ‘OK’ – The
problem is reproduced.
4. Press “Alt +Tab†from the keyboard -> Impress file “File 1†is displayed.
5. Press “Alt+Tab†again from the keyboard -> “File 2†is displayed but the
problem has disappeared.

Comment 7 lperold 2008-10-04 17:18:04 UTC
Created attachment 57002 [details]
screenshot of 2 slides visible for A0
Comment 8 wolframgarten 2008-10-06 08:49:23 UTC
Reproducible. Reassigned.
Comment 9 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:11:05 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".