Bug 142825 - Need ability to copy with animation effects
Summary: Need ability to copy with animation effects
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
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Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Keywords: needsDevAdvice
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Blocks: Object-Animations
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Reported: 2021-06-12 18:38 UTC by Eyal Rozenberg
Modified: 2021-06-18 14:06 UTC (History)
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Description Eyal Rozenberg 2021-06-12 18:38:55 UTC
If you add animation effects for an object, then copy it and paste it into another slide - the copy will not have any effects in the new slide.

Sometimes, that is the desired behavior; sometimes it's exactly the opposite.

So, I suggest one of the following happen:

1. A "Copy with animation effects" action be made available (e.g. via context menu and/or elsewhere), in addition to regular copy.
2. User will be able to configure the behavior of regular copy, to include or not to include associated animations.
3. Like (1.), but the default becomes copying with animations and animation-less copying is a separate option.
4. Pasting opens a dialog box asking whether or not to paste the effects

Another thing to consider is to allow separate copy-and-pasting of animation effects, but it's not obvious how this would happen given that they're associated with particular objects, and it's not clear what to associate them with on the paste slide.
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2021-06-14 08:58:49 UTC
We have several requests going in this direction. The one about Animation Style (including copy/paste capabilities) is a good fit.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 88939 ***
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2021-06-14 13:58:59 UTC
let's give that the correct duplicate...

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 88938 ***
Comment 3 Eyal Rozenberg 2021-06-14 19:06:09 UTC
Heik(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> We have several requests going in this direction. The one about Animation
> Style (including copy/paste capabilities) is a good fit.

Would you mind, then, if I altered the title of that one to make it more general, and brought up the alternatives I listed here, there?
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2021-06-15 11:47:09 UTC
(In reply to Eyal Rozenberg from comment #3)
> Would you mind, then, if I altered the title of that one to make it more
> general, and brought up the alternatives I listed here, there?

Please do so, no need to ask me. In general, the summary should be generic and precise, attracting to developers, and concise.
Comment 5 Eyal Rozenberg 2021-06-18 13:52:25 UTC
Heiko, after a careful re-reading of bug 88938, I have to conclude that this cannot be seen as a duplicate of that one. Why? They're about the wrong kind of copying.

Suppose for the sake of discussion I like all my custom animations to have the default settings.

Now, how does the resolution of 88938 help me with this issue? If bug 88938 is resolved, and we copy an object from one slide to another, it still won't have any animation effects. I will still have to manually recreate the animation effect. I will have saved no work nor will I have reduced the chances of getting something wrong.

None of my 4 suggested courses of action regard copying of styles from one custom animation effect to another.
Comment 6 Heiko Tietze 2021-06-18 13:56:21 UTC
The envisioned animation "style" is a user-defined set of attributes. It's a one click configuration, and I would assume it to be copied together with the object. But if you like, keep this ticket open.

Keep in mind the more consolidated a topic is, meaning number of duplicates, the higher it ranks in priority.
Comment 7 Eyal Rozenberg 2021-06-18 14:06:24 UTC
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #6)
> I would assume it to be copied together with the object.

Even if the style is copied, the existence of an animation effect is not copied - and it is quite unlikely - AFAICT - that work on bug 88938 will change that. I understand your advice regarding consolidation, but it's just not the same problem.