Issue 97349 - Kiosk Mode required which restricts navigation to *only* the use of navigation buttons
Summary: Kiosk Mode required which restricts navigation to *only* the use of navigatio...
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Product: Impress
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOO300m9
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Reported: 2008-12-17 09:57 UTC by ooooopen
Modified: 2014-03-05 06:17 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Please read the additional comment to issue 97349 for explanation. (13.22 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2009-01-06 13:58 UTC, ooooopen
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Please read the additional comment to issue 97349 for explanation. (92.00 KB, application/
2009-01-06 13:59 UTC, ooooopen
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Description ooooopen 2008-12-17 09:57:07 UTC
Dear Community, 

for the use of Impress as an (rapid) e-learning tool, OO Impress requires a
Kiosk Mode which restricts navigation to *only* the use of navigation buttons.

As you may know, PowerPoint can be run in Kiosk Mode (Slide Show > Set Up Show).
Within PP, this will prevent users from using mouse clicks, right click menu,
mouse wheel or keystrokes to navigate - they have to go where your navigation
buttons take them. This is great for (rapid) e-learning as it prevents 'cheating'.

Within OO Impress, the Kiosk Mode does not deactivate the use of mouse click,
page up/down and the navigation keys to scroll through the presentation.

My request in the Support Forum confirmed my previous searches:
1. Impress has no such feature.
2. There is no extension that I have heard of that provides it.
3. There is no request for the feature that I can find.

It would be great if such a feature could be developed, either as an
implementation in the next version or an extension: 

For our rapid-learning project for the training of electronic technicians, we
would very much like to use OpenOffice Impress as the software of our choice.
The project is a research project, publicly funded by the German government and
European institutions. The planned distribution of an Impress-based tool
throughout Germany would provide huge publicity for OpenOffice and the idea of
open source software. - However, we need the above named feature: the
'limitation' of the navigation to the hyperlinked navigation buttons.

We are looking forward to your replies regarding the devlopment of such a
feature! Thank you for your reply,

Comment 1 wolframgarten 2009-01-06 08:42:05 UTC
Comment 2 ooooopen 2009-01-06 13:58:35 UTC
Created attachment 59170 [details]
Please read the additional comment to issue 97349 for explanation.
Comment 3 ooooopen 2009-01-06 13:59:32 UTC
Created attachment 59171 [details]
Please read the additional comment to issue 97349 for explanation.
Comment 4 ooooopen 2009-01-06 14:00:37 UTC
Our issue is - besides others - strongly relevant for using OO Impress as an
Rapid E-Learning tool!

Rapid e-Learning presentations can easily be a couple of hundred pages long.
Therefore, standing out (i.e. coloured) "Beginning of Content" pages are
necessary to make sorting the slides easier in the slide overview mode: they
clearly mark the "crossing points" between the different content blocks.

However, these "Beginning of Content" pages should only be visible in the
presentation mode. The appropriate pages should not be "reachable" in the
presentation mode.

Two identical presentations have been attached to this issue in order to make
things clear.
The example files have been created in Impress and saved in Impress- and
PowerPoint format.
The PowerPoint presentation has been preset to the Kiosk Mode (Slide Show > Set
Up Show).

Please run the presentation of the Impress file in Impress and the PowerPoint
file in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint: Running the .ppt presentation in PowerPoint with the (preset)
Kiosk-Mode, you can only navigate using the navigation buttons, but not with
keystrokes or mouse clicks – and you  won't be able to "reach" the "Beginning of
Content" slides 2, 4 and 6 within the presentation mode.

Impress: In Impress you can set up the presentation mode in a way that mouse
click-navigation is disabled. However, if you run the .odp prensentation, you
can still navigate with keystrokes (left/right) – and will thus see the
structuring "Beginning of Content" pages 2, 4 and 6.
Comment 5 JTU 2014-03-05 06:17:18 UTC
Has this been resolved yet? We are also in need of this feature for making instructional quizzes.