Bug 95500 - Improve editing of Master slides
Summary: Improve editing of Master slides
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Blocks: Master-Slide-View
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2015-11-01 16:50 UTC by Olivier
Modified: 2018-12-12 15:54 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.
Description Olivier 2015-11-01 16:50:52 UTC
When editing the masks, it's impossible to create several dynamic text zones or several title zone and so on. 

I would also like to be able to copy/paste them from a mask to another to be sure to have the same fonts, sizes, and so on.

For this, I find Microsoft PowerPoint still better: LibreOffice would be even better if some of its features where copied.

Comment 1 Olivier 2015-11-01 16:51:52 UTC
Being able to put a hierarchy between the masks (like it's the case for styles) would be a good first step.
Comment 2 Olivier 2015-11-01 17:09:39 UTC
I found by chance the button to setup the view of the diapo (title + one text zone, title + 2 text zones, title + text zone + image,...)

It's too much hidden, and it should appear (IMHO) in the mask editor.

I'm happy to have found it...
Comment 3 A (Andy) 2015-11-07 08:56:51 UTC
Sorry for my question: But what is a "Mask Editor"?  Could you please give me more information where in IMPRESS you experience what (different single steps to reproduce it).  Thank you very much in advance.
Comment 4 Olivier 2015-11-07 15:29:03 UTC
Sorry, my interface is in french...

In English it's called Slide Master.

To me, the layouts should be linked to the slide master, so that I can edit each layout. 

Also, as already said above, being able to copy paste the text zones or copy the styles would be great.

If you need more information, I'll be glad to give them.
Comment 5 Buovjaga 2015-11-11 12:02:32 UTC
UX: what do you think?
Comment 6 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 05:39:24 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2016-10-05 11:12:13 UTC
Not sure if Impress works in this way and allows to have variable zones. In bug 102318 (and bug 102302) a subtitle field is requested. It's worth to discuss if we can be more flexible.

To paste the format when copied with a style has to work, yes. But that's another topic.
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2018-12-12 15:54:56 UTC
Let's resolve this as WF. We are bound to the format definition and besides, all areas are clearly to see. And I don't get the point of comment 2, the master is not the same as templates in Writer.