Bug 33982 - [UI] Add option to print / export only selected slides from Slides Pane (propagate selected slides to PDF export dialog)
Summary: [UI] Add option to print / export only selected slides from Slides Pane (prop...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 79262 124564 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Slide-Page-Pane
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Reported: 2011-02-07 00:50 UTC by mike.hall
Modified: 2024-06-14 04:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description mike.hall 2011-02-07 00:50:03 UTC
Add the option of exporting the currently selected set of slides.

This capability is currently implied by the user interface and by the documentation. The current functionality (in Impress) is not useful (exports selected objects from a single slide).
Comment 1 mike.hall 2011-02-07 01:10:43 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 mike.hall 2011-02-07 01:23:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2011-02-07 02:32:40 UTC
I don't see any important advantage to listing Slides for Print / Export in 'Range > Pages'.
I disagree with reporter's rating for current dialog.

Removed "See Also"

Request from
Bug 33944 - [PRESENTATION] [PDFEXPORT] [PRINTING] [UI]: Option to export or print slides selected by custom slide show
seems to be a good idea.
Comment 4 mike.hall 2011-02-07 03:10:32 UTC
1) Happy to understand the disagreement of rating for current dialogue, but would like to know the reasons. From my perspective, I cannot see that the facility would ever be useful in Impress. Impress is about working with multiple slides. Exporting/printing a few objects from one slide only, especially when Master Slide objects cannot be selected, does not seem to me to be useful. In Writer and possibly other applications, the current dialogue of course makes a lot of sense.

2) If you are working with a selection of slides from a large presentation, the 'pages' dialogue will of course do a similar thing to the functionality suggested here. However, it's much easier to select a set of slides you want to export rather than specify the numbers in a dialogue box, especially in a large presentation when the ones you want are not sequential, and when slide numbers may be changing because of sorting or additions/deletions. For this reason, I disagree with the 'lowest' setting of importance.

3) The custom slide show option of bug 33944 is an alternative way of providing similar functionality, but I see no reason for not having both. My guess is that neither is a lot of work and they might well be done together to reduce effort. Having multiple ways of achieving a task in intuitive ways is arguably more often a benefit than a disadvantage.
Comment 5 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 11:53:19 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 mike.hall 2011-12-24 04:41:42 UTC
This enhancement is still needed and would be much appreciated. Checked in 3.5.0b3 therefore status changed back to NEW.
Comment 7 gmolleda 2013-02-28 15:28:19 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 8 gmolleda 2013-08-18 08:34:53 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 9 Cor Nouws 2016-01-21 09:27:25 UTC
Hi all,

Please test a daily build soon.
This looks as if it implements the requested possibility:

Comment 10 Timur 2017-05-18 13:17:22 UTC
Previous commit is "propagate selected slides to print dialog" and it works. 
It works by writing selected slides to "Slides" which seem logical, but it doesn't seem consistent with Bug 90436. Maybe there was no other way. 

But in 5.4+ PDF export still doesn't have this "propagate selected slides to PDF export dialog" so this bug is still valid. 
Selection doesn't work for selected slides. It works as written in Description "exports selected objects" and not even selected text (I have error, it's a diff. bug).
Comment 11 Timur 2019-11-14 19:48:35 UTC
Not resolved in LO 6.5+.
Comment 12 Timur 2019-11-14 19:56:09 UTC
*** Bug 124564 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 13 Buovjaga 2021-09-16 16:57:28 UTC
*** Bug 79262 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***