This is an Enhancement suggestion
Problem: With the current UI it's difficult to find the option to add an animation to an object
Suggestion: Add "add animation" inside the right click menu of an object, as well as to the edit menu.
Imo, a presentation software lives and dies with its animations. Therefore its a crucial feature to have their settings available soon.
Steps to Reproduce:
0. Have a fresh installation
1. Create a new presentation
2. Add some object
3. Try to add an animation
There is no obvious way of adding an animation to an object.
( Currently it's Format -> Animation )
- right-click on object -> "add animation" menu item is available
- Menu->Edit->Add animation menu item is available
User Profile Reset: Yes
(In reply to BottleOnTheGround from comment #0)
> Actual Results:
> There is no obvious way of adding an animation to an object.
> ( Currently it's Format -> Animation )
it's a false. There is Sidebar that allows add/change/delete Animations to selected object
UX-team, what do you think?
(In reply to Roman Kuznetsov from comment #1)
> it's a false.
Agreed but it's also not a bug deal to have the command to access the sidebar in the context menu.
The context menu is a good place but not the Edit menu.
fine for me.
> The context menu is a good place but not the Edit menu.
Why would the Edit menu be wrong?
(In reply to BottleOnTheGround from comment #5)
> Why would the Edit menu be wrong?
Animation is located under Format (opening the sidebar) and Edit would just copy this command. Having it at the context menu is also a duplication but with a different workflow (right click).
Andreas, interested in this patch?
I add interaction for that reason to right click menu, I thought interaction will be the command to add an animation. There is no uno command to add effects or remove them.
I would suggest to add add effects and remove effects to the right click menu.
We discussed the topic in the design meeting. Individual UNO commands for every animation and all properties bloat the system. But a simple quick access to the sidebar could be handy (drawback: it would be available even when there is nothing to animate).
> > Why would the Edit menu be wrong?
> Animation is located under Format (opening the sidebar) and Edit would just copy this command.
This exceeds this very enhancement for now but: I would even suggest to move the Animation entry from Format to Edit. For me this would feel more native.
> I would suggest to add add effects and remove effects to the right click menu.
I would only suggest "add effect" to open the sidebar. "remove effect" might become complicated and unintuitive, if there are more than one animation for an object.
But I think, the design meeting said that already.
> drawback: it would be available even when there is nothing to animate
Are there object, that cannot be animated? Or are you talking about "it would be in each and every right-click menu, because there is no context-sensitive setting possible"?
andreas kainz committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":
tdf#125757 Impress context menu add animation command
It will be available in 7.0.0.
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