Bug 84703 - VIEWING: Erratic display of slide content in Notes mode
Summary: VIEWING: Erratic display of slide content in Notes mode
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Notes-View
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Reported: 2014-10-06 07:55 UTC by David Bourguignon
Modified: 2021-11-22 04:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Test file demonstrating the bug (27.13 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2014-10-06 07:55 UTC, David Bourguignon
Multiple master slides in notes view (30.31 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2014-12-16 14:47 UTC, nodatalog

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Description David Bourguignon 2014-10-06 07:55:07 UTC
Created attachment 107396 [details]
Test file demonstrating the bug

Problem description: VIEWING
- Slide content (ie. the slide image itself) appears sometimes when using notes mode, sometimes not, without apparent logic.
- Aside from this, slide content is perfectly editable in normal mode, even when this content does not show up in notes mode...
- Aside from this, notes are also perfectly editable.
- As a result of this erratic display behavior, the PDF file lacks some slide images when printing pages containing slides & notes.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open the ODP file in attachment.
2. See the result in notes mode.
3. See the result in PDF export.

Current behavior: Erratic slide display in notes mode.

Expected behavior: All slides are displayed in notes mode.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-10-06 08:24:31 UTC
Hi David,

thanks for the report. I can confirm this on Linux with version

Interesting.. Slide #2 contains some text and shapes, more or less as slide 3, yet is not shown in the Notes view.
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2014-10-06 08:30:30 UTC
I see the same behaviour in LibreOffice 3.3.0 , thus must be inherited from OOo.
Comment 3 nodatalog 2014-12-16 14:47:24 UTC
Created attachment 110907 [details]
Multiple master slides in notes view

This bug affects additional Master slides in notes view, and it appears to be detailed in this thread:


The workaround of tabbing in notes view and to resize the box does not work for me. Most of the times, the box reverts to its default position.

An effective workaround is to create as many templates as I need Master slides, and to import them using Format > Slide Design. This is a major annoyance, as I can't think of a presentation not having several custom master slides.

Could this bug figure in the MAB list, please?
Comment 4 nodatalog 2014-12-16 14:53:37 UTC
I run LibreOffice version: on Fedora Linux.
Comment 5 tommy27 2016-04-16 07:27:58 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Timur 2017-05-12 16:42:21 UTC
This is really a problem in using notes in Impress because notes lack in normal view per Bug 33603 and shortcuts for changing modes lack per Bug 87674.
Still there in 5.4+ master.
I don't see a need for title change from "VIEWING: Erratic display of slide content in notes mode" to "Notes view does not display additional Master slides correctly" because it's not master slides specific. So I change it back.
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2018-05-13 02:30:53 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Timur 2018-05-15 07:00:18 UTC
Repro in 6.1+.
Comment 9 Karsten 2019-01-16 11:24:06 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 10 QA Administrators 2021-11-22 04:01:58 UTC
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