Bug 65331 - Changing default animation direction in Impress
Summary: Changing default animation direction in Impress
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
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4.0.3.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Sidebar-Custom-Animation
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Reported: 2013-06-04 08:03 UTC by Massimo
Modified: 2019-01-05 13:57 UTC (History)
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Description Massimo 2013-06-04 08:03:35 UTC
This is a request for enhancement, rather than a bug report.

Impress has a nice and rich series of animations. However, the default direction is not the best for my purpose and I have to change it each time. For example, when I add a "peek in" animation, it is by default from bottom, which I almost never use. I would like to change the default to "from left" or "from top". 

At ask.libreoffice.org I was told that currently there is no way to do that and I was suggested to file an enhancement request (http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/17994/changing-default-animation-direction-in-impress/), which is what I am doing right now.
Comment 1 Thorsten Behrens (CIB) 2013-06-04 10:22:46 UTC
Yup, that is indeed a valid enhancement request.

Meanwhile, if you're not afraid to edit xml files, you can change the defaults for your local installation, by editing:

<path_to_your_install>/share/config/soffice.cfg/simpress/effects.xml

For the peek in effect, search for ooo-entrance-peek-in in that file, and change smil:subtype="fromBottom" to smil:subtype="fromLeft"
Comment 2 Massimo 2013-06-04 12:19:39 UTC
I tried editing the xml file, after quitting LO but it didn't work. Doesn't matter, I'll wait for the enhancement.
You may also consider another, related enhancement. When you select a group of objects (separate objects selected together by the mouse, not grouped in a single object) and you specify an animation, you can change at once the "start" attribute but you cannot change the "property", because it is "grayed". You have to select these objects one by one and change the property separately. It would be more practical if one could change this at once, for example all "from bottom" to "from left", to stick to the same example.
Comment 3 bugquestcontri 2013-06-05 03:01:45 UTC
I am glad to see that the enhancement request is regarded as a valid request. 

For me productivity, time to complete a presentation is always important and if default setting can be customized it saves a lot of clicks. 

I hope our devs have soon time!
Comment 4 Alex Teichman 2014-04-15 23:35:47 UTC
Hi,

I'd just like to voice my support for this enhancement.  It'd be great to be able to set the default animation to, say, a 0.1s fade-in.

Cheers,
Alex
Comment 5 Massimo 2015-01-13 06:03:00 UTC
Any news about this enhancement?