Bug 62332 - FORMATTING: enhancement: enable selection of various slide layouts in a master slide
Summary: FORMATTING: enhancement: enable selection of various slide layouts in a maste...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Blocks: Master-Slide ImpressDraw-Enhancements
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Reported: 2013-03-14 10:25 UTC by bugquestcontri
Modified: 2019-02-22 19:40 UTC (History)
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Description bugquestcontri 2013-03-14 10:25:29 UTC
Problem description: 

Currently the master slide has only the layout "Title, Content". 

For productivity increase it would be excellent if 
1 - other layouts could be chosen
2 - additional place holders could be inserted.

This is not only my personal request but in AskLibO related questions and request are coming up frequently . The last one is:

I am willing to test.
Operating System: Windows XP
Version: release
Comment 1 A (Andy) 2013-03-24 19:09:10 UTC
marked as enhancement request
Comment 2 sergio.callegari 2016-05-14 16:36:47 UTC
I would like to second this enhancement request.

Point 1 is extremely important IMHO.

If you need to set up a master with a background that is irregular and must not get overlapped with the slide contents, this is almost indispensable. Otherwise, too easily you end up with a master page that is OK only for the default layout and that visually breaks whenever you move to another layout (e.g. two columns).
Comment 3 Martin Sourada 2019-01-25 15:14:32 UTC
IMHO, as it's actually not layouts but different Master slides from single Template, it would make sense (and probably be also easiest to implement) to import all the Master slides from the selected Template and let the user switch between them afterwards (via the Used section). As it is now it's very misleading, especially to new users and students.
Comment 4 José Luis 2019-02-22 19:40:22 UTC
A very useful enhacement requirement.

At least a few more layouts should be added, for example: Content over two content
|                 |
 -------   -------
|      |  |       |
 ------    -------

And content over three content. 

But adding the layout to the master would also be great.