Open Draw and switch to Master view.
Goto menu Page, item Master Elements and check all three check boxes.
Enable Line or Area, so you can better see the elements.
Problem 1: There exists no item to enter the footer text. The part Insert > Header/Footer, which you have in Impress, does not exist here.
Close Master view, save and reload.
Problem 2: You see a page number, but no date/time.
If you examine the <style:master-page> element in styles.xml in the file, you find the reason. Enabling Master Elements inserts the placeholders presentation:date-time, presentation:footer and text:page-number. The placeholders in namespace 'presentation' do not work in Draw but only in Impress. See http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/os/OpenDocument-v1.2-os-part1.html#element-presentation_date-time and http://docs.oasis-open.org/office/v1.2/os/OpenDocument-v1.2-os-part1.html#element-presentation_footer
The placeholder text:page-number works, because it is an ordinary field. But for getting the page number no 'Master Elements' are needed, because the user can insert the page-number field via Insert > Field.
I talked to Regina face to face to understand this bug report. :) There are several bugs within this report which can be resolved with a single solution.
I could do the steps that Regina mentioned in 6.1, 6.0 and 5.4.
Note: Command 'Master Elements...' is available in 184.108.40.206.alpha0+ via Page menu, but due to Draw menu changes for 6.1 it isn't there in older versions (tested 6.0, 5.4, 5.1). It's available via Customize dialog in section "Modify" but that only works in 6.0 and 5.4. I couldn't see the manually inserted command in 5.1.
'Master Elements...' is simulating the 'Insert Header/Footer' item of Impress. I don't know if this is necessary for Draw anyway. As this isn't intended by the ODF specification as Regina said, 'Master Elements...' is either a suboptimal naming or completely false regarding ODF specification and should be removed from Draw.
After inserting all 3 master elements and giving them a border color or area color to emphasize them visually, go to the normal view and you see that the page number field/frame isn't visible. (I'll attach a screenshot.)
It's only visible after saving and reopening the file.
After that all and going back to the 'Master Elements...' dialog, the checkboxes aren't activated anymore although they exist in the opened file.
Get rid of the complete dialog from the UI and from the code to get conform with the ODF spec.
Page number can be inserted over menu Insert > Field > Page number. Maybe this needs a more prominent place in the menu or toolbar.
Created attachment 141206 [details]
Bug 2: page field not visible until reopening file
+1 to remove the Impress stuff from Draw. This is a potential regression for a few users, however.
No further input, so let's kill the master. Perhaps in two steps, first by removing access and if no user complains the actual code.
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The "Master Elements" still exist in Draw.
Tested in Version: 220.127.116.11.alpha1+ (x64)
Build ID: 7c6226bee72805db7f0e567ca9f06c786a7d0da2
CPU threads: 8; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI render: default; VCL: win;
Locale: de-DE (en_US); UI-Language: en-US
*** Bug 136843 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Proposed patch http://gerrit.libreoffice.org/c/core/+/107002
These items are not saved or imported into Draw,
so remove them from the UI interface.
They are just inherited from Impress.
-Display Master Background
-Display Master Objects
This patch removes these 3 elements in Draw from:
-sidebar page properties
-main traditional Page menu
-Tabbed Notebook bar's layout tab,
and the tab's Layout menu,
and when viewing master - context tab
-Compact Notebook bar's layout tab,
and the tab's Layout menu,
and when viewing master - context tab
-Single Notebook bar's master context view
I couldn't figure out where the reference
in grouped-compact was used, so I left it.
(In Impress it is in a slide menu, but there
is no corresponding Page menu in Draw
- probably a bug.)
Justin Luth committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#116815 Draw UI: remove presentation-only stuff
It will be available in 7.2.0.
The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
(In reply to Justin L from comment #8)
> I couldn't figure out where the reference
> in grouped-compact was used, so I left it.
In the end, I removed that too. In Impress, it is in the "Slide" menu, but the corresponding "Page" menu is missing in Draw.
I will let others determine whether this fixes the bug report, or whether there is more that still needs to be done.