Created attachment 145825 [details]
In Powerpoint the context menu offers a "Save as image" option missing in Impress
I would like to suggest an enhancement for Impress and also for Draw.
Powerpoint can be used as a very simple image editor and exporter since when selecting one or more objects (shapes, images, arrows, lines, etc) and right clicking to open context menu, it always shows an option of Save as image.
This makes it really easy to quickly create images (JPGs or PNGs) in Powerpoint without having to open a more complex image editor.
I always wanted this functionality in Impress or Draw since it makes it very intuitive to select said objects and simply export them as an image. Would it be possible to include this option in right click context menu?
Seems a nice idea.
If it shouldn't be in the default context menu, then it can be available in the Customize dialog to assign it by the users themselves.
Dear Armin and Thorsten,
Would it be possible to expose this .uno command in the context menus?
General agreement on the idea and I don't see a downside, so removing UX.
I've been giving a look into this and no coding is needed.
It's just a matter of doing the following:
1 - Go to Customize --> Context Menus,
2 - Target --> Multiple Selection,
3 - Include the Export function in Multiple Selection target.
If possible I would like to use this chance to submit a commit to change this behaviour since there's already two +1's from Andreas and Heiko.
Created attachment 148879 [details]
Export function in Customize should be included in Multiple Selection in Impress
By including the Export function in Impress and Draw by default in the Multiple Selection context menu LO would be exposing a handy feature by default, just like it's done in Powerpoint.
Created attachment 148880 [details]
Proposed change in Multiple Selection context menu
By having the Export function, one can select multiple objects, right click and select to export them as a pdf or image file as show in the attachment.
Pedro, do you want to try the patch on yourself?
Yes, this is a minor low priority change so I think it is good for a first try at submitting a patch.
I already changed the Multiple Selection context menu in Impress in my install and it's working nicely.
This bug has been in ASSIGNED status for more than 3 months without any
activity. Resetting it to NEW.
Please assigned it back to yourself if you're still working on this.
sorry fixed the enhancement good idea to add export to the multiselect context menu.
andreas kainz committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#120705 Impress/Draw multiselect context menu add ExportTo
It will be available in 7.0.0.
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.
Thank you Andreas!
I've been an intense spot in my professional life, and I haven't been able to do these easy hacks.