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Bug 62157 - FILESAVE: Implement the possibility to export presentation as text file (smooth Impress to Writer conversion)
Summary: FILESAVE: Implement the possibility to export presentation as text file (smoo...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.0.0.3 release
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
Keywords:
: 61632 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Presentation-Export
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Reported: 2013-03-11 09:56 UTC by boicottms
Modified: 2017-06-23 18:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description boicottms 2013-03-11 09:56:48 UTC
Would it be so hard to implement the possibiliti from Impress to export text files? I would like to get a slides-to-pages plugin. Sometimes I start to plan my lessons with slides - then I need to make the print support material for the students, and the slides would be the obvious starting point. As for today, I export them to pdf then I use online services to convert it to writer. Ideally the plug in should export the structure, without frames. 
Thank you

              
Operating System: All
Version: 4.0.0.3 release
Comment 1 bfoman (inactive) 2013-03-11 14:06:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> plan my lessons with slides - then I need to make the print support material
> for the students, and the slides would be the obvious starting point. As for
> today, I export them to pdf then I use online services to convert it to
> writer.

Workaround:
Did you try the other way? Plan your presentation in Writer and create slides when needed. Solution: http://askubuntu.com/questions/187602/can-you-create-a-presentation-outline-in-libreoffice-writer

Writer LibreOffice Help:
If a text document contains headings formatted with the Heading Paragraph Style, choose File - Send - Outline to Presentation. A new presentation document is created, which contains the headings as an outline.
If you want to transfer each heading together with its accompanying paragraphs, select the File - Send - AutoAbstract to Presentation command. You must have formatted the headings with a corresponding Paragraph Style to be able to see this command.
Comment 2 boicottms 2013-03-11 15:36:47 UTC
Yes, I know that, thank you. 
But that's a work-around, not a solution. 
I have often to edit old presentation, even done by others.
I really consider this enhancement pretty obvious: since a presentation is usually heavilly (not-only-but) text based, I thought an "export to text" function almost mandatory.
Coming from web design (where I try to switch from print to screen with a css) I consider the ability to work on one file, and export to many formats, a big advantage.
Thank you
Comment 3 bfoman (inactive) 2013-03-11 19:21:44 UTC
So let's change summary to be more attractive for potential developer and mark this as NEW.

It could be done as in Microsoft Office, where you can send Powerpoint presentation directly into Word file, having following layout options:
- notes beside slides
- space for notes beside slides
- notes below slides
- space for notes below slides
- only outline

- paste slides
- paste links to slides
Comment 4 boicottms 2013-03-25 08:28:07 UTC
*** Bug 61632 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Ildar Muyukov 2013-10-16 10:15:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Coming from web design (where I try to switch from print to screen with a
> css) I consider the ability to work on one file, and export to many formats,
> a big advantage.

This reminds me how beamer class works in lyx (powered by TeX/LaTeX). There you have one text which outputs to the presentation or the article (switched in one place).
Comment 6 regnarg 2016-01-03 15:45:47 UTC
Another workaround (for any user who stumbles here): go to File/Export, select HTML format (not XHTML), and in the wizard choose the "Single HTML document" (or suchlike) option. The resulting HTML document is similar to the outline. It can be then imported back to writer (if everything else fails, by copy-pasting from the browser, but there are surely better ways).