Bug 97484 - Presentation-mode: White/black screen - should be able to draw on blank slide
Summary: Presentation-mode: White/black screen - should be able to draw on blank slide
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Impress (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Slide-Show annotation(pen)
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Reported: 2016-02-01 14:22 UTC by Tobias Burnus
Modified: 2019-03-30 20:19 UTC (History)
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Description Tobias Burnus 2016-02-01 14:22:23 UTC
(Vaguely related to bug 97482 and 97483) [I have a dual screen system; in presentation mode, one shows full-screen the presentation, the other shows the presenter's view with current/next slide, notes etc.]

If I right click during slide show, I can choose "Mouse pointer as pen"; I can then also choose "Screen"->"white"/"black". If I then click the mouse, click+drag to draw something there, however, no drawing is shown, but as soon as I release the mouse button, the white/block screen is removed and the nonblanked slide is shown with the just drawn line.

Expected: It can be sometimes useful to make a sketch to question asked by the audience. Hence, it would be useful to have a blank screen (white piece of paper) for sketching something to answer the question. - Thus, the drawing should show up on the blanked screen and releasing should leave one in that mode.

In Microsoft Office, that's the case - and hitting ESC, clicking with the mouse (in arrow mode) on the screen, or clicking on Next/Previous in the menu, leaves the mode.
Comment 1 Aron Budea 2016-08-09 23:43:28 UTC
This sounds like a reasonable enhancement suggestion.

There are a few tricky parts to it, like what should happen with the drawing afterwards (currently if the presenter draws on a slide with "Mouse pointer as pen" turned on, the drawing remains on the slide afterwards offering the possibility to save it along with the presentation).