Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 247634
RFE: photo-friendly layout style (or other features?) in impress
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:10 EST
(Total bluesky enhancement request.)
request: It would be nice if there were a layout (and perhaps other tweaks?)
which made it easy to do slideshows which are extremely image-intensive.
rationale: Lots of people (including myself) are starting to move to or
experiment with extremely image-rich presentations- basically, where a picture
is the background and there is no border. See, for example:
And more generally many of the examples in:
This is unfortunately a gigantic PITA in OOo; I still haven't figured out how to
do it well. It would be great if it were easier, perhaps with a template that
layered text over a full-slide image object, but I'm not sure if/how that would
work. At any rate, the current default layouts practically force you to make
ugly slides. :)
I don't really know why we have such an overblown dialog for setting
super-complex gradiants and hatching and patterns, and no simple
right click->background->from file or something.
Real long running bug
There are a couple of possibilities here.
Firstly is jan's PhotoAlbum maker extension, download
and use i.e. tools->extension manager->add and select the zip
That gives us a mass import menu for creating a slideshow and random fades from
a photo collection, e.g. speedy wedding slideshow creation. I don't think (?)
this is really what you have in mind here.
Secondly is for "generic" slideshows, to give an easy way to insert a picture,
which breaks down into pictures that we want to be the background image for the
slide. Or just a picture we're inserting into the slide to go alongside the rest
of the content. We have insert picture, so I guess we're looking at the classic
"how to easily stick a picture in as the background for a slide"
So, how about a right click on slide and add a new entry to the dropdown to set
the background of one slide, and allow a picture to be selected there ?
That sounds like it would cover the bulk of the cases I have in mind. Wouldn't
be perfect, but I have a sense that to be perfect you'd have to do deeper
investigation into what the competition does (and what master presentation
artists use) which, well, I'm guessing that isn't happening any time soon ;)
You may wish to follow http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=82911
That's why we have that issue jan submitted is in the list of issuezilla issues
at the bottom of this tracker entry.
Jan, do you want to close this as "fixed upstream", or do you want to backport
the fix to rawhide ?
I've submitted the patch to rawhide.