Bug 72058 - UI: cannot insert text while viewing the slide with form controls not run macros
Summary: UI: cannot insert text while viewing the slide with form controls not run macros
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Slide-Show
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Reported: 2013-11-27 03:22 UTC by danielcordero
Modified: 2023-03-28 03:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Slideshow won't enable form controls to be used (17.36 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2013-11-27 03:22 UTC, danielcordero

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Description danielcordero 2013-11-27 03:22:19 UTC
Created attachment 89879 [details]
Slideshow won't enable form controls to be used

Standard installation.

You cannot use form controls in slideshow mode in impress, those render as plain images but no interactivity is available, related macros wont run.

I am attaching a .odp file that works fine in edit mode, but not in slideshow mode (you should enable macros to run first).

LO user list shows it was asked in 2011, but not implemented yet:


Please enable this funcionality, that would be a great improvement in LO.


Comment 1 pierre-yves samyn 2014-06-20 16:01:11 UTC

I confirm. It is an old Issue if I'm not wrong

I set status to new

Comment 2 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:43:23 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 Buovjaga 2015-10-17 13:49:37 UTC

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: 186f32f63434e16ff5776251657f902d5808ed3d
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-10-16_09:42:47
Locale: en-US (fi_FI)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2016-11-08 11:30:08 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 danielcordero 2016-11-10 18:01:04 UTC
Bug still present in Ubuntu 16.04's libreoffice distribution.

Build ID: 1:5.1.4-0ubuntu1
CPU Threads: 4; OS Version: Linux 4.4; UI Render: default; 
Locale: es-CO (es_CO.UTF-8)
Macro security level required to play button click: medium
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2017-11-12 11:01:17 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Roman Kuznetsov 2019-03-27 17:53:04 UTC
still repro in

Version: (x64)
Build ID: 5a907fe76bc628629fddb5501727642468d38dae
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; VCL: win; 
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@42, Branch:master, Time: 2019-03-22_00:18:04
Locale: ru-RU (ru_RU); UI-Language: en-US
Calc: threaded

but...are we sure that form controls should work in slide show mode?!

there is Format->Interaction for it
Comment 8 QA Administrators 2021-03-27 04:07:49 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 9 QA Administrators 2023-03-28 03:20:33 UTC
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