Bug 61887 - SLIDESHOW: enhancement: enable customized show within a slide show
Summary: SLIDESHOW: enhancement: enable customized show within a slide show
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.6.5.2 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Slide-Show
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Reported: 2013-03-06 05:31 UTC by bugquestcontri
Modified: 2018-12-03 18:50 UTC (History)
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Description bugquestcontri 2013-03-06 05:31:42 UTC
Problem description: 
Imagine following situation::

In my Impress presentation I am showing slide N,

Because and only because of the discussion I want to show additionally (e.g.) 2 slides, in one sequence, and then return to my slide N exactly in the status the slide N was before I left it. (I grouped these 2 slides in a custom show and call it CustShow.)

To start CustShow I  want to click on text or button on slide N

After the last slide of the CustShow I want to show again slide N of the (main) presentation. I want an automatic return to slide N, which should be exactly in the status it was, when I left the slide N. (Slide N should not start from the beginning.)

I personally keep the slides for my custom show(s) at the end of my main presentation in a section I call "LinkedSlides". Howeve, idealy the CustShow could also be located somewhere on the PC.

In Impress I looked into "interaction" and "hyperlink" but could not find a way to show CustShow and return to my slide N from where I wanted to branch. I had to create another link at the end of my CustShow to return to slide N. Thus, slide N always starts from the beginning.

Let me please also explain what I did in In MS PowerPoint:before I switched over to LO

1- created a custom show

2 - created a text box or button at the slide from where I wanted to start the custom show

3 -  hyperlinked text box (or button) with the custom show and set a flag to return to the starting slide in the main presentation.


What I would like to have as an enhancement is a copy of the described PowerPoint functionality.

As usual, I am willing to test this feature if I can install a LibO version parallel to my production version.
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: 3.6.5.2 release
Comment 1 Thorsten Behrens (CIB) 2013-03-06 09:30:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> As usual, I am willing to test this feature if I can install a LibO version
> parallel to my production version.
>
This is certainly possible, see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Installing_in_parallel#Windows 

There is also https://github.com/reisi007/LibreOffice_Server_Installation_GUI/blob/master/LibreOffice%20Server%20Install%20GUI.sln for a more automated way.
Comment 2 bugquestcontri 2013-03-06 12:10:33 UTC
Thanks for that information.

Please inform me in due time on the version to be tested.
Comment 3 Thorsten Behrens (CIB) 2013-03-06 13:09:19 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Please inform me in due time on the version to be tested.
>
Oh - just to set expectations straight, LibreOffice is a volunteer project. In general, we have *many* more ideas than people willing to implement.
Comment 4 bugquestcontri 2013-03-09 05:21:09 UTC
I am aware of the fact that LibO is a project of volunteers. And the great devs we have are never enough. I currently can't sit down on learn how to write codes. But maybe in a few years time I can do so. In the meantime my support is limited to bug reporting, posting enhancement request, trying to answer questions in AskLibO , and offering my help for testing the enhancement requests..... So the version with this enhancement request might come up in a few month or a few years.... my offer stays and I hope to be able to test it also in a few years.... I am not 25 anymore....
Comment 5 Thorsten Behrens (CIB) 2013-03-10 21:51:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> I am aware of the fact that LibO is a project of volunteers. And the great
> devs we have are never enough.
>
Ok - just wanted to avoid giving an impression that this is likely fixed next week. ;)
Comment 6 bugquestcontri 2013-03-11 07:17:54 UTC
Weeks??? I expected within a few hours!!!! 
Just kidding!
Comment 7 A (Andy) 2013-03-24 10:19:00 UTC
marked as enhancement request
Comment 8 bugquestcontri 2013-03-24 11:35:05 UTC
Thanks!!!!