Bug 41572 - Please make it possible to add custom animations to master slides
Summary: Please make it possible to add custom animations to master slides
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
URL: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Im...
Whiteboard: vote
: 57186 60466 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: Master-Slide-View Object-Animations
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Reported: 2011-10-07 14:27 UTC by Reuben Thomas
Modified: 2021-02-07 01:45 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Reuben Thomas 2011-10-07 14:27:58 UTC
A common style is to have each bullet point on each slide appear on click. At present this is laborious to achieve in LibreOffice: one has to go through each slide and add a custom animation to each bullet point. It should be possible to do this once on the master slide.
Comment 1 redstar 2011-10-20 02:49:09 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 2 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:36:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Reuben Thomas 2011-12-23 14:00:08 UTC
Confirmed in 3.5.0beta1.
Comment 4 ade 2012-02-16 13:57:44 UTC
disclaimer: I'm an end user, no coder. 

I'm not sure I exactly understand your bug description. Can you specify it? 
Is it one or both or none of these:
1. LO should have a master slide option to automatically assign a custom animation for each new textbox the user creates in presentations using that master slide
2. LO should have a master slide option so that when a custom animation is assigned to a new textbox it makes each line in a textbox appear one at a time (one keypress/remote press per line).

If the request is 2 then that is now the non-optional default behaviour of textbox custom animations in LO period (no master slide settings possible or needed). I have a bug report about that non-optionality (and related broken dialog buttons) here https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43039

1 is not implemented as far as I can tell.
Comment 5 Reuben Thomas 2012-02-16 14:00:57 UTC
I am talking about option 1, I think.
Comment 6 bugquestcontri 2012-11-20 03:00:08 UTC
I also strongly support the request of Thomas Reuben. To clear I am also requesting the feature 
1. LO should have a master slide option to automatically assign a custom animation for each new textbox the user creates in presentations using that master slide
in the comment ade.
Comment 7 Thorsten Behrens (allotropia) 2013-03-05 08:27:29 UTC
*** Bug 60466 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Thorsten Behrens (allotropia) 2013-03-05 08:28:53 UTC
*** Bug 57186 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 bugquestcontri 2013-03-06 03:40:29 UTC
This not a duplicate of 
It is a related topic or you might even call it a related extension in terms of productivity..
Comment 10 V Stuart Foote 2013-05-08 17:32:19 UTC
see UX-Advise discussion http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/Libreoffice-ux-advise-Mass-changes-to-Impress-animations-related-to-fdo-41572-tc4041800.html for proposed handling of animations to supplement Master slide work flows.
Comment 11 redstar 2013-10-16 14:50:52 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 12 bugquestcontri 2013-11-24 15:09:02 UTC
@ redstar@blink-182.org
there is nothing wrong with not being able to do something. I myself would like to do the needed change but I am just not able as well.

However, thanks for taking a look at this matter and keep it NEW. It would be a tremendous enhancement of productivity.
Comment 13 Reuben Thomas 2015-01-05 15:51:28 UTC
This feature is not yet implemented in LibreOffice 4.3.5. However, there is an easier way to achieve the result in the mean time, which seems to pre-date my original bug report, as suggested here: http://superuser.com/questions/86483/ooo-display-bullet-points-one-at-a-time

1. Add custom animation [to the main frame of the slide]
2. Right click on the animation, go to Effect Options…
3. Under Text Animation set Group text to By 1st/2nd/3rd level paragraphs

This works provided you don't have more than 3 levels of paragraphs (and you shouldn't normally!).

So you still have to add the effect manually to each slide, but at least not to each bullet point, as I suggested above.
Comment 14 V Stuart Foote 2015-01-05 16:02:11 UTC
Please, no need to advance Version field--reflects earliest detected instance. Lack of master slide animations inherited from OOo, setting accordingly.
Comment 15 bugquestcontri 2015-01-14 11:07:56 UTC
Thanks guys for looking into that but what is described in Comment 13 is not what I meant.

I would like to be able to
- Open the master slide and select the slide with the bullet list
- Set for each level a custom animation (e. g. fly in / from right / fast)
- Close Slide Master 
- Create several slides based on that very master
- Start presentations and all bullet list item fly in from right at fast speed.

This was a nice function in PowerPoint which I miss a lot in Impress as it takes me a lot of time to repeat for each slide the same setting.
Comment 16 Reuben Thomas 2015-01-14 11:41:03 UTC
Comment #15: I'm the original reporter; in my comment #13 I was referring to a better way to achieve the specific result I asked for in my original comment #1. It's not a solution to the general problem, but it does reduce the number of steps required for a workaround in that case.
Comment 17 bugquestcontri 2015-01-16 01:50:30 UTC
@Reuben Thomas - Thanks for your additional information. 

I read again through your original posting and your comment comment #13 and I understand your request as:

The default for grouping under
Effect options > Text animation > Group text should always be "By 1st level paragraphs"

If my understanding of your is now correct: 

1 - I fully support this request because the current default - by the lowest level - is always consuming a lot of time to change to 1st level. My personal opinion is that most user present paragraphs on 1st level, but I never ask a representatively large group. 
 2 - My original enhancement request Bug 60466 is a different request. I explained my request in different words in comment #15.
3 - My original report Bug 57186 is also a different one. 

Your next comment could really be clarifying a lot and I am looking forward to this. Thanks in advance!
Comment 18 Reuben Thomas 2015-01-16 10:38:47 UTC
My request is in the title: "Please make it possible to add custom animations to master slides", i.e. the same as your #60466. Comment #6 in your #57186 explains how solving the current bug will also fix that one.
Comment 19 hkaustin 2017-11-14 15:00:23 UTC
Confirmed in with openSUSE Tumbleweed.
Comment 20 Xisco Faulí 2019-11-29 13:28:38 UTC
Changing priority back to 'medium' since the number of duplicates is lower than 5