Bug 247632 - RFE: lessig-like layout style in impress
Summary: RFE: lessig-like layout style in impress
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: openoffice.org
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jan Navratil
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-07-10 15:34 UTC by Luis Villa
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.2.1-18.8.fc8
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-08-10 10:06:14 UTC
Type: ---

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2007-07-27 15:58 UTC, Caolan McNamara
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
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Description Luis Villa 2007-07-10 15:34:43 UTC
(Total bluesky enhancement request.)

request: It would be nice if there were a layout which basically centered in the
slide all entered text (both vertically and horizontally.)

rationale: Lots of people (including myself) are starting to move to a
lower-text style of presentation known as the 'lessig method' which involves no
slide titles and text centered in the page. Unfortunately, there are no
title-less layouts in Impress, so every time I open Impress I have to set up
such a slide and then copy it all over.

Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2007-07-10 18:13:23 UTC
Is this the gadzillion slides per presentation guy.

Anyway, so this would be basically the same as the current 2nd option in
"layout", except remove the header box and max out the "main" box to fill the
space so as to have a top spacing the same as the bottom spacing ? i.e. just a
single simple box with the text area centered inside the box, and the text
itself centered.

Perhaps attach a sample home-made example of what you want, I'm unsure if there
should be a bullet point in there or not.

Comment 2 Luis Villa 2007-07-10 18:34:14 UTC
"Is this the gadzillion slides per presentation guy."
Yes. My GUADEC presentation was about 60 slides in 10 minutes, none of them more
than 5-6 words of text, most 1-2 words. Very effective in certain circumstances
(certainly almost always much less boring). Longer description here:

"Perhaps attach a sample home-made example of what you want, I'm unsure if there
should be a bullet point in there or not."

I can definitely send a one-slide example of what I have in mind, but your
description is what I had in mind. No bullet point, just the full-slide centered

Comment 3 Caolan McNamara 2007-07-11 08:11:51 UTC
caolanm->jnavrati: Want to have a stab at this, these layouts are hard-coded in sd

If you grep for AUTOLAYOUT_TITLE_VERTICAL_OUTLINE_CLIPART in sd then you'll see
the last one in the the current list, and CalcAutoLayoutRectangles where the
rectangles are created. Shouldn't be too hard to add a new one there with just
one box along the lines of the existing ones, a slide without a title frame, and
just a simple big content frame.

Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2007-07-27 15:48:39 UTC
Checked jan's code into fedora cvs. Worked for me, if it works for others then
we need to attempt to upstream it (target 2.4 more than likely).

Comment 5 Luis Villa 2007-07-27 15:51:05 UTC
Cool. I assume I can't peek at this w/out running rawhide?

Comment 6 Caolan McNamara 2007-07-27 15:58:03 UTC
Created attachment 160122 [details]

Looks like this. rawhide only. Whenever possible we (I) don't add features to a
released Fedora.

Comment 7 Caolan McNamara 2007-08-10 10:06:14 UTC
Now in 2.2.1-18.8.fc8

Comment 8 Hubert Figuiere 2007-11-13 14:55:33 UTC
is there a patch we could take a stab at for ooo-build?

Comment 9 Caolan McNamara 2007-11-13 15:05:35 UTC
Just follow the issuezilla link at the bottom of this issue, i.e.

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