Bug 81975 - PPT Speaker Notes not visible in Powerpoint 2013
Summary: PPT Speaker Notes not visible in Powerpoint 2013
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
4.2.5.2 release
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2014-07-31 19:01 UTC by s.wilson
Modified: 2015-09-04 03:01 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Example ppt file Both slides have Notes. Only 1 shows in Normal View (181.50 KB, application/vnd.ms-powerpoint)
2014-08-23 21:27 UTC, Wantoo Switchbutprobs
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Description s.wilson 2014-07-31 19:01:54 UTC
Problem description: Presentation does not show speaker notes in Word

Steps to reproduce:
1. Create presentation with speaker notes.
2. Save presentation as ppt or pptx
3. Open ppt in Microsoft Word. 
4. In Microsoft Word select View| Notes Page
5. No Speaker notes

Current behavior: Speaker notes are not visible

Expected behavior: Speaker notes visible

          
Operating System: Fedora
Version: 4.2.5.2 release
Comment 1 ign_christian 2014-08-01 17:16:47 UTC
> 3. Open ppt in Microsoft Word. 
Perhaps you meant Microsoft Powerpoint?

I don't have MSO, but trying with PPT created in LO 4.2.6.2 under Ubuntu 12.04 x86 and open that in Kingsoft 2013 then I can see the notes.

Could you test LO 4.2.6.2 ?
Comment 2 s.wilson 2014-08-03 04:39:09 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> > 3. Open ppt in Microsoft Word. 
> Perhaps you meant Microsoft Powerpoint?
> 
> I don't have MSO, but trying with PPT created in LO 4.2.6.2 under Ubuntu
> 12.04 x86 and open that in Kingsoft 2013 then I can see the notes.
> 
> Could you test LO 4.2.6.2 ?

I did mean Microsoft Powerpoint. I can view the speaker notes in Libreoffice on other machines. I can view some of the speaker notes in Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 but in Microsoft Powerpoint 2013 the speaker notes do not show.

Thanks.
Comment 3 ign_christian 2014-08-03 07:54:47 UTC
Ok then we set this UNCONFIRMED to let someone with MSO 2013 confirm that
Comment 4 ign_christian 2014-08-03 07:58:22 UTC
@s.wilson, it's good if you can attach sample file (created with LO) which is visible in MSO 2010 but not visible in MSO 2013
Comment 5 s.wilson 2014-08-08 06:28:37 UTC
Further research shows that in PP for extended speaker notes they do not show unless the user selects View| Notes Page. If the speaker notes are 1 or 2 words then they show in the bottom window (Notes secton) of normal view.
Comment 6 Wantoo Switchbutprobs 2014-08-23 21:27:50 UTC
Created attachment 105175 [details]
Example ppt file Both slides have Notes.  Only 1 shows in Normal View

Created a .ppt file in Powerpoint 2007 under Windows Vista
File contained Notes Pages that could be viewed in Normal View.

Edited file in LibreOffice under Windows 8.1
updated one Notes page.  Saved file

Edited file in Powerpoint 2007 under Windows Vista
No Notes Pages could be viewed in Normal View - but they could be seen in Print Preview and also viewed and edited in View > Edit Notes Pages

Copied a slide from another presentation which happened to have a Notes Page in Normal View.  Edited slide and Notes Page.  Edited matching (old) slide & Notes Page.  2 slides now almost identical, but one Notes Page can be seen in Normal View, the other can't.  Both Notes Pages can be seen in View > Edit Notes Pages.
Comment 7 tommy27 2014-11-23 16:31:56 UTC
please retest with LibO 4.3.4.1 
is bug still there?
Comment 8 s.wilson 2014-12-11 14:51:58 UTC
(In reply to tommy27 from comment #7)
> please retest with LibO 4.3.4.1 
> is bug still there?

Retestest. Now when opening the ppt in Powerpoint 2013 the notes are visible but the slides are not for ppts saves as .pptx (2007/2010/2010 xml format). For ppts saved in .ppt (97/2000/XP/2003 format) the notes and slide are visible. Thanks!
Comment 9 tommy27 2014-12-11 19:40:12 UTC
sorry but I don't understand what's the residual problem...
would you expalain it again?
Comment 10 raal 2014-12-12 12:35:08 UTC
So notes problem is gone and you found another problem with Save as .. ? If yes, close this bug as WORKSFORME and open another for another problem. Setting bug as NEEDINFO.
Comment 11 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:36:01 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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This NEEDINFO message was generated on: 2015-07-18
Comment 12 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 03:01:22 UTC
Dear Bug Submitter,

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Your bug report is being closed as INVALID due to inactivity and a lack of information which is needed in order to accurately reproduce and confirm the problem. We encourage you to retest your bug against the latest release. If the issue is still present in the latest stable release, we need the following information (please ignore any that you've already provided):

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Message generated on: 2015-09-03