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Hi Patrick,

thanks for you mail!

Am Sonntag, den 12.06.2011, 17:56 +0100 schrieb Patrick Scott:
Hi all,

I have a lot more experience with Powerpoint 2007 than I have with LO
Impress. One of the habits I brought from Powerpoint was flicking through
slides while in design mode by pressing the Up and Down arrow keys. I
immediately noticed that this doesn't work in Impress because the arrow keys
are used to scroll up and down in the slide design window. That led me to
ask the question; why is there a huge amount scrollable white space
surrounding the slide in the Impress slide design window? In Powerpoint the
window is 'fitted' to the slide but in Impress there is roughly 800 pixels
of empty padding to the left and right of the slide and there is about 300 -
400 pixels of empty padding above and below the slide. I was considering
filing a bug for this because I think it would be helpful for Powerpoint
converts to abolish this empty space and free the Up and Down arrow keys for
cycling through the slides. However, I thought it might be better to ask the
question here first since I don't know the functional reason why this space
exists or whether it's necessary.

Impress experts, what are your thoughts on this? Is this worthy of a bug

The behavior of both PowerPoint and Impress has its high- and lowlights
- personally I found the Impress behavior to not "mis-use" the vertical
scrollbar more logical. Hehe, and I just noticed a really weird issue:
try to zoom out (e.g. 20%), then up/down jumps between the slides.

However, we know that Impress behaves bad ... so the
Renaissance project (driven by Sun/Oracle) addressed those issues. I
thought these changes were already available within the recent
LibreOffice builds.

Here is the specification "Slide View, Preview and Sorter Rendering"
that talks about keyboard behavior in section 1.6:

It would be great if you could file an issue for that - both referring
to that specification and asking for a check whether these Renaissance
changes have been included (OOo CWS name "Renaissance1", OOo issue

I hope this helped - at least a bit...


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