Bug 92391 - LibreOffice Impress User Interface (UI) Combine 'Notes' → 'Normal'
Summary: LibreOffice Impress User Interface (UI) Combine 'Notes' → 'Normal'
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 33603
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-06-28 00:46 UTC by Óvári
Modified: 2015-12-01 07:13 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Mock up as requested by Cor Nouws (90.75 KB, image/png)
2015-07-08 14:34 UTC, Óvári

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Description Óvári 2015-06-28 00:46:11 UTC
The aim of the suggestions below are to enable:
a) more efficient use of the screen real estate;
b) simplification of the LibreOffice Impress UI; and
c) increased office productivity with LibreOffice Impress.

Currently the location of the sections called 'Normal', 'Outline', 'Notes', 'Handout', 'Slide Sorter' wastes a lot of screen real estate above the slide:
1. Suggestion move the sections called 'Normal', 'Outline', 'Notes', 'Handout', 'Slide Sorter' into the 'Slide Pane'.

When creating a presentation with the 'Normal' section, diagrams, animations, transitions, videos, etc can be applied. However, Notes can not be added. Creating notes before, during and/or after a slide is created requires going to the 'Notes' section. There is currently a 'Slide Pane' on the right and a 'Side Bar' on the left:
2. Suggestion in the 'Normal' section enable a 'Notes' pane at the bottom of the screen.

You can 'Hide' both the 'Slide Pane' and 'Side Bar'. If the suggested 'Notes' pane is incorporated into the 'Normal' section then:
3. Suggestion enable 'Notes' pane to be resized or hidden.

If the Notes section is incorporated into the 'Normal' section:
4. Suggestion remove the 'Notes' section from sections called 'Normal', 'Outline', 'Notes', 'Handout', 'Slide Sorter'.

If the UI changes are incorporated, then the 'Slide Pane' function has changed:
5. Suggestion rename the 'Slide Pane' to 'View Pane'.

As the 'Slide Pane' can be hidden:
6. Suggestion to enable the view to be changed, add 'Normal', 'Slide Sorter' and 'Slide Show' icons to the status bar.

Thank you
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2015-07-02 10:50:20 UTC
UXers, please review this.
Comment 2 Cor Nouws 2015-07-07 08:51:10 UTC
There already were some tough discussions on changing tabs for views, and AFAIR without satisfying result so far.
Reviewing this would be easier with some mock up ;)
Comment 3 Óvári 2015-07-08 14:34:09 UTC
Created attachment 117130 [details]
Mock up as requested by Cor Nouws
Comment 4 Óvári 2015-11-20 10:23:39 UTC
Thank you for your even better solution to point 1 in description,
i.e. Impress Mode selection
which is available in:
Version: (x64)
Build ID: 186f365a2c541c51e404b1fa819f35c9152adaf1
TinderBox: Win-x86_64@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-11-19_23:26:12

Perhaps the "Normal Display Mode" could still be improved to utilize the screen real estate even better with a Notes pane at the bottom of the screen. I'll endeavor to write (with mock up) a new enhancement for a Normal Display Mode with a notes pane at the bottom.

The current Notes Display Mode seems to be the "Presenter's Hardcopy/Print Display Mode" as the current setup for the notes mode is useful to see what a printed A4 copy would look like and make sure the notes fit on an A4 sheet of paper.

However, as the Impress Mode selection resolves point 1 in description setting status to RESOLVED.

Thank you once again!
Comment 5 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2015-12-01 07:13:42 UTC
Bug 33603 deals with adding notes into normal and bug 87672 deals with adding the various views in the slide pane.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 33603 ***