User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/45.0.2454.101 Safari/537.36
Build Identifier: LibreOffice 188.8.131.52
Text autofit is great if you want to rely on LibreOffice only. But face it - most of the people still use Microsoft Office (even though more people are starting to use LibreOffice as well). When LibreOffice introduce text autofit, it is great if you are just using the LibreOffice. But the moment you decide to share your presentation in more popular PPT or PPTX, autofit option is not working. Therefore, this default option is causing to lose compactability with PPT and PPTX. My suggestion is to disable autofit as default option.
Steps to Reproduce:
Suggesstion/ improvement, so no steps to reproduce
Lost of PPT or PPTX compacatiblity
Compactability will be maintain
[Information automatically included from LibreOffice]
[Information guessed from browser]
OS: Linux (All)
OS is 64bit: yes
Reset User Profile?No
Thanks for the idea, Ljiljan. Set as Enhancement.
Maybe as Configuration option or allow setting (that it works, it doesn't now) via master pages ?
@thorsten: easy hack, maybe?
I agree with your suggestions, Cor. This should be enabled (or disabled) via Master Page. And maybe somewhere in Options? (LibreOffice Impress -> General)
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (needsDevEval)
Hi - I think I just duped this issue - added link above.
I definitely agree, it needs to be able to be globally disabled rather than globally on and unchangeable as the default. It breaks compatibility in exchange for a small convenience (resizing text automagitally) for a small userbase (office users who never need to share with non-LO users).
*** Bug 96409 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
thanks firstname.lastname@example.org for your comment!
*** Bug 87857 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Surely having Text AutoFit on by default is what people expect to happen. That the export to .pptx (and even .ppt?) doesn't handle it is another bug. I'd vote to resolve this as WONTFIX? (No, we don't actually have any voting, that was just a figure of speech.)
Regarding this that users are expecting autofit:
When creating presentation, being consistent in both font type, size and general style is the most important think. Presentation that contains different fonts and text with different size is not good approach to impress someone while presenting. Therefore, users shouldn't expect autofit as default option but limit the number of lines of text on each slide.
PowerPoint has it on by default, as far as I see. And no, I am not interested in any discussion whether following their lead is good or evil.
At the moment (Libre Office 5.3) changing Autofit in Master Slide is not saved as default option. Is this bug? Should we remove Autofit from Master Slide at least not to confuse users?
(In reply to Ljiljan from comment #9)
> ... Therefore, users shouldn't expect autofit as
> default option but limit the number of lines of text on each slide.
Would be my subjective idea too, but...
@heiko: something for a poll, maybe?
(In reply to Tor Lillqvist from comment #10)
> ... And no, I am not
> interested in any discussion whether following their lead is good or evil.
( So boring, working with you ;) )
The main problem seems to be the incompatiblity of auto-fit with other Office suites. The Microsoft one in particular displays at full size and spills outside the page that you spent hours making in LO.
Very unexpected and a bit of a disaster when you are presenting something.
Which is exactly the bug that was fixed yesterday (bug #90407). the autofit thing was not exported to pptx.
(In reply to Cor Nouws from comment #12)
> @heiko: something for a poll, maybe?
The issue doesn't qualifies for a simple poll with either have a global option or not, or make the default on or off. Needs a lot of introduction as most users may not know the differences between LibO and PP.
But I like the idea with a global option with autofit on by default. Ideally it gets a tooltip that makes clear what this property is good for. On the other hand, if the export to PP works with the fix in bug 90407 and makes the result like PP handles things a WONTFIX is also acceptable.
Indeed since bug 90407 is done, the real urgency of this issue is gone.
@Ljiljan, others: what if we create two enhancements?
- global option in Tools > Options > Impress .. General
- possibility to set the function in the master pages
Maybe it's cleaner to create two new issues for that?
Ciao - Cor
Cor: bug #90407 is "done" only for .pptx. presumably it is still there for .ppt
*** Bug 116898 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
To make it clear, does this report also concern "regular" (non-layout or master pages controlled) text boxes?
I don't see why this is not a duplicate of Bug 90407.
As requested is wrong and wrongfully confirmed, as explained in Comment 8.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 90407 ***