Bug 61904 - VIEWING: Enhancement request: make size of notes area configurable in presenter mode
Summary: VIEWING: Enhancement request: make size of notes area configurable in present...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.0.0.3 release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Slide-Show
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Reported: 2013-03-06 14:59 UTC by René Peinl
Modified: 2018-09-22 23:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Screenshot showing presenter console with notes (123.50 KB, image/png)
2013-03-06 15:03 UTC, René Peinl
Details
Screenshot showing presenter console without notes (174.35 KB, image/png)
2013-03-06 15:04 UTC, René Peinl
Details
Screenshot showing presenter console with notes (123.50 KB, image/png)
2013-03-06 15:07 UTC, René Peinl
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Description René Peinl 2013-03-06 14:59:31 UTC
Problem description: 
I'm frequently using presentations that contain notes and view them in the presentation mode on my laptop while showing slides only to the audience. However, my notes are usually short, just a view keywords so that there is a lot of free space in the notes area. On the other hand the current slide is rather small and text is barely readable, especially on my 13 inch laptop. 
In the view without notes there is a free space in the lower right corner underneath the minature of the upcoming slide. This would be the ideal place to show the notes, but Impress doesn't allow me to scale the area for notes, only the text size. PowerPoint lets you configure how you want to divide the available space into slide view and notes area.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create a presentation which contains notes
2. connect an external monitor or beamer in extended desktop mode (not clone)
3. start presentation (F5)
4. switch to: notes / annotations

Current behavior:
large area is reserved for notes which is not configurable

Expected behavior:
space division between current slide, upcoming slide and notes can be configured completely or there is at least an option to use the blank space on the lower right corner in presentation mode without notes to display notes. (I'm going to attach screenshots if I figure out how. That's a missing option in the bug submission assistant).
              
Operating System: Windows 7
Version: 4.0.0.3 release
Comment 1 René Peinl 2013-03-06 15:03:44 UTC
Created attachment 76019 [details]
Screenshot showing presenter console with notes

notice the large unused space and the barely readable slide
Comment 2 René Peinl 2013-03-06 15:04:40 UTC
Created attachment 76020 [details]
Screenshot showing presenter console without notes

notice the unused space at the lower right corner
Comment 3 René Peinl 2013-03-06 15:07:16 UTC
Created attachment 76021 [details]
Screenshot showing presenter console with notes

please notice the unused space in the notes area and the barely readable slide
Comment 4 Thorsten Behrens (CIB) 2013-03-10 18:38:33 UTC
Nice proposal indeed, thx for detailing & sharing!