Bug 146950 - clarify difference between "screen" and "on-screen show" in slide's paper format
Summary: clarify difference between "screen" and "on-screen show" in slide's paper format
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: target:7.5.0
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-01-24 02:19 UTC by Stéphane Guillou (stragu)
Modified: 2022-11-10 16:08 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-01-24 02:19:25 UTC
Following the fix for Bugs 142286 and 142288, we now have two slide sizes for the aspect ratios 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10. ("screen" versus "on-screen show")

It would be good to clarify why there are two variations of each.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Impress
2. Go to "Slide > Slide properties > Slide tab > Paper format
3. Click on Format dropdown

Actual Results:
Two variants of each aspect ratio 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10

Expected Results:
Explain how they are different, e.g. with "MS Office compatibility".

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: Yes

Additional Info:
If clarifying the name itself in the dropdown takes too much space:
- Is a tooltip in a dropdown possible?
- If not, adding the information to the documentation should be enough (and in that case, we can change the "Component" of this bug report to "Documentation".)
But it should be added to the help pages in any case.

This issue was already mentioned in this comment: https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=142288#c6

Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: f1c9017ac60ecca268da7b1cf147b10e244b9b21
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: en-AU (en_AU.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded
Comment 1 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2022-01-24 02:22:15 UTC
Relevant help page: https://help.libreoffice.org/7.3/en-GB/text/simpress/01/01180001.html?&DbPAR=WRITER&System=UNIX
Comment 2 Roman Kuznetsov 2022-11-04 21:19:51 UTC
Indeed, we have some duplicates there

Added UX-team for decision
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2022-11-09 09:09:03 UTC
The text "MS Office compatible On-screen 4:3" is indeed too long. And even when tooltips would be possible it was a very special and unexpected solution. So my take is to defer the question to the documentation.
Comment 4 Commit Notification 2022-11-09 21:02:47 UTC
Olivier Hallot committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#146950 Clarify slide format "screen" and "on-screen show"