This is a feature request for usability.
The "Slides" -> "Rename slides" feature is seldom used in my workflow in crafting a presentation. For now I don't know the practical uses of such slide names (are they identifiers for scripts/machine codes, or are they meant for remarks for humans?), but one thing does irritate me.
When the slides are exported to PDF, these unnamed slides would be given placeholder names like "Slide 1", "Slide 2" etc. (locale-specific), and they would become names for "Indexes"/"Bookmarks" in PDF, despite the slides already having titles that can give a better index during export.
An example use case is described in "Steps to Reproduce" below.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. In LibreOffice Impress, create a new, blank presentation.
2. Make four slides (Press Ctrl-M three times).
3. Edit the titles in the *contents* of four slides so they are "Foo", "Bar", "Baz" and "Baz" respectively.
4. Select the second slide, use "Slides" -> "Rename slides" to name it "Barred"
5. Export this presentation to PDF
6. Open the PDF in Adobe Reader, Evince or whatever PDF viewer you have.
If you show the "Bookmarks" in Adobe Reader, or "Index" in Evince's side pane, you see they are marked "Slide 1", "Barred", "Slide 3" and "Slide 4" respectively (name varied on your LibreOffice language).
The "Bookmarks" or "Index" names would be "Foo", "Barred", "Baz", "Baz (2)" respectively (if the bookmark names don't allow collision).
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Cannot confirm this problem. Slide 1..n works well as default names, and renaming to Foo, Bar, Baz, Qux produces a PDF with exactly these slide names.
(In reply to Explorer09 from comment #0)
> 3. Edit the titles in the *contents* of four slides so they are "Foo",
> "Bar", "Baz" and "Baz" respectively.
Maybe there is a misunderstanding, at least I don't get "contents". If you talk about the slide *title* it's a different property than the slide *name*
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Sample presentation created when following "Steps to Reproduce"
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Cannot confirm this problem. Slide 1..n works well as default names, and
> renaming to Foo, Bar, Baz, Qux produces a PDF with exactly these slide
I forgot to mention that bug 118136 is related to this one, in that's two symptoms that might have the same root cause.
The problem of 118135 is that exporting a PDF with "Slide 1", "Slide 2" etc. (placeholder slide names) as their bookmarks are meaningless.
Either give meaningful names for PDF bookmarks, or don't make bookmarks for those unnamed slides.
> (In reply to Explorer09 from comment #0)
> > 3. Edit the titles in the *contents* of four slides so they are "Foo",
> > "Bar", "Baz" and "Baz" respectively.
> Maybe there is a misunderstanding, at least I don't get "contents". If you
> talk about the slide *title* it's a different property than the slide *name*
I meant the title text of each slide. The text you write in the "Click to add title" text fields.
I think most users don't realize the "slide name" concept and its difference from the "title". For me, I'll just write the titles and ensure they're almost unique among the slides (for convenience of audience and readers). With that in mind, I expect I never need to care about slide "names" at all and expect Impress generate reasonable names for me. And that PDF bookmarks give quick outline of the whole presentation. Saving my time of naming each bookmark individually.
I'll mark as a duplicate of a bug 107932 because you mention contents.
Please also see Bug 95193.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 107932 ***
*** Bug 131373 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Reopening as there are more requests. Any opinion?
Taking the other ticket as reference because of the broader discussion.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 118136 ***