Bug 93589 - add option similar to PowerPoint Picture Presentation to Impress
Summary: add option similar to PowerPoint Picture Presentation to Impress
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Reported: 2015-08-22 07:18 UTC by Roeland
Modified: 2015-08-24 18:24 UTC (History)
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Description Roeland 2015-08-22 07:18:44 UTC
In PowerPoint there's an option to save as "PowerPoint Picture Presentation". Saving your PowerPoint with this option creates a new presentation, wherein all slides have been transformed to pictures.

The presentation contains all the slides and has the pptx extension (note the difference with exporting your presentation as images!).

This is a really usefull feature in interoperability cases, because it's a nice way to keep your presentation as is, without any formating issues if you port it to another computer.

If there would be something similar in libreoffice, this would really be helpfull.
Comment 1 tommy27 2015-08-22 12:46:32 UTC
nice idea. status NEW.
Comment 2 Gerry 2015-08-24 15:46:47 UTC
@Roeland: Thanks for the idea. Is there any advantage compared to the export of a presentation to PDF and present it in the PDF Reader?
Comment 3 Roeland 2015-08-24 16:29:09 UTC
Hi Gerry,

There are several advantages:

It is easier to show a presentation in the Impress/PowerPoint module if you're required to do it for an audience. Using the PDF viewer is not always useable in this situation. 

Sometimes people are required to hand in a presentation at school, to a customer/ client in the ppt(x) format. Sending a Picture Presentation is a really good way to keep all the formatting/text as intended. 

One thing that is lacking in PowerPoint is a warning that you lose all your formatting if you save as Picture Presentation (and by doing that overwriting your original file). Maybe if this option is added, the default behavior should be to create a new file.
Comment 4 Roeland 2015-08-24 18:24:24 UTC
My suggestion would also be to offer a choice to either save as an odp or pptx Picture Presentation every time when the choice is made to save as Picture Presentation.