In the 'Custom Animation' tab of the sidebar in impress, it would be nice to be able to copy a particular custom animation settings from an entry and apply it to another entry. This functionality should be added to entries in the list through the context menu.
After watching a user do this manually in this youtube video, i thought it would be useful to have this as it reminded me of the same functionality of being able to copy and paste layer styles in photoshop - http://youtu.be/ksAvccTbJcg?t=5m1s
Sure, let's set to NEW.
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The idea of a Copy function makes sense. But 'apply it to another entry' sounds weird. Such Copy/Apply functions would be very uncommon and error-prone. I'd rather expect a supplemental Paste that adds the copied entry to the end of the list or after the currently selected item. Copy/Paste makes only sense when working across slides and presentations including multi selection; otherwise it would be one Duplicate function.
On the other hand, I have never heard about an urgent need to copy animations. It's not a big deal to click the plus symbol and change the category afterwards.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #3)
> The idea of a Copy function makes sense. But 'apply it to another entry'
> sounds weird. Such Copy/Apply functions would be very uncommon and
I dont see it that different than the clone formatting feature we have, but instead of copy/paste styles, we are copy/paste animations.
> I'd rather expect a supplemental Paste that adds the copied
> entry to the end of the list or after the currently selected item.
That doesnt make sense as you'd be duplicating the animation on the same object when we want to duplicate it on another object.
> On the other hand, I have never heard about an urgent need to copy
> animations. It's not a big deal to click the plus symbol and change the
> category afterwards.
When you have many objects on a slide manually adjusting the animation can eat up alot of time, as shown in the youtube link in the description.
PowerPoint has a feature called "Animation Painter." From a user point, it works just like format painter. I find it incredibly useful.
This would definitely be useful - especially when every second thing you do with custom animations causes de-selection/change of focus.
*** Bug 88228 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 142825 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Followers of this bug may want to also have a look at the (not-dupe) related bug 142825.
In that bug, I ask for the ability to have animation effects (with their styles) copied along with objects. Achieving that would also entail copying the style of the animation effect, so work here might also relate to that one.