Bug 121016 - Search/Filter to make Custom Slide Show easier to manage
Summary: Search/Filter to make Custom Slide Show easier to manage
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Impress-UX ImpressDraw-Enhancements
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Reported: 2018-10-29 11:47 UTC by Gessel
Modified: 2019-07-13 15:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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modified custom slide show create dialog showing filters (22.18 KB, image/png)
2018-10-29 11:49 UTC, Gessel
Example of slide sorting options (243.16 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2019-04-02 10:52 UTC, Gessel
Mockup for the requested change (18.96 KB, image/png)
2019-07-11 18:42 UTC, Heiko Tietze

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Description Gessel 2018-10-29 11:47:57 UTC
When making a large slide show (I have one with 400+ slides) it is very tedious to create custom slide shows selecting slides to include or not one at a time.  It would be super useful to be able to search by tag or text on the slides on either side ("existing slides" list or "selected slides" list) to assist in the organization process.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. open custom slide show dialog
2. search through slides one by one tediously
3. be sad when slides change

Actual Results:
sadness and frustration

Expected Results:
convenience and happiness using search to improve productivity

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Comment 1 Gessel 2018-10-29 11:49:04 UTC
Created attachment 146130 [details]
modified custom slide show create dialog showing filters

this would make my life more productive and happier
Comment 2 Xisco Faulí 2019-01-15 15:27:47 UTC
Thank you for reporting the bug. Please attach a sample document, as this makes it easier for us to verify the bug. 
(Please note that the attachment will be public, remove any sensitive information before attaching it. 
See https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/FAQ#How_can_I_eliminate_confidential_data_from_a_sample_document.3F for help on how to do so.)

I have set the bug's status to 'NEEDINFO'. Please change it back to 'UNCONFIRMED' once the requested document is provided.
Comment 3 Gessel 2019-04-02 10:52:37 UTC
Created attachment 150479 [details]
Example of slide sorting options
Comment 4 Gessel 2019-04-02 10:57:52 UTC
Added an example, with a few more interface options.  

This is a feature request - the ability to tag or otherwise assign slides into multiple groups then select those groups or from those groups to create custom slide shows which are a subset of all slides.  

Examples of this are:

Slide deck with one slide per issue, issues move from one category to another (such as bug, enhancement, unconfirmed or (public/all), proprietary, highly confidential).  This feature would make it easier to have one master slide deck that can be quickly filtered for presentation to different audiences or to show different states.
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2019-07-11 18:42:03 UTC
Created attachment 152728 [details]
Mockup for the requested change

So you would be happy with a search field to find the right slide (given the names are assigned more sensible). No objection here, it's a small change the has no negative effect on the other users.

It would be great to get what you describe with groups. It's part of the discussion around the Navigator in bug 90244 or bug 43511 (and many other, see bug 103030). But let's stick to the simple solution.
Comment 6 Gessel 2019-07-13 15:39:22 UTC
Yes, a search field would be fine - though as I indicated in the mock-up, it would be nice to add all matching results as a matter of convenience.