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Then introduce a small concept, otherwise to display the comments in LO Impress.

Currently when viewing a Comment Impress (, they appear as small boxes that when touched, 
expands showing a large picture on the slide that contains the content of the comment. Then you 
need to manually move to position in the sector indicated.
This form is a bit outdated and unclear in terms of usability.

I propose that the comments in LO Impress, are displayed as in LO Writer, or through a sidebar of 
the slide, where the comments are attached. The idea is to unify design and functionality in 
Impress and Writer (as the control and monitoring of comments in Writer is very good). So the 
improvements in how to handle comments in Writer, Impress would benefit, especially when selecting 
text (select ranges of text by attaching comments). The idea is also to attach comments implement 
other types of objects (videos, pictures, graphics, etc.).
(see: and

→ The comments are grouped in a sidebar on the same slide (as in Writer)
→ It can attach comments to:
        - Text: Text Selection fullselect ranked or text box
        - Other objects (images, videos, graphics, etc.) but if you include text on the items, they 
may be selected.
→ Towards improved visualization of the slide, the lines connecting the selected text or object to 
comments will only be visible when you position the cursor over the comment (when this does not 
happen the text or object displays a line its outline with the color of the note comment)
→ Report slide contains comments (like when you have transitions or animations) in the slide 
→ Include a field of "insert comment" in the context menu (enhancing usability) See:

Lateral space: The idea is that the comments are always visible. This always has a goal in mind 
that you must meet, something must change or be answered seg'un the case which would improve the 
workflow (how it works now "Google Drive Presentation"). However, this affects the lateral space 
available (more in-slide panoramic style).

This can be easily solved (in my view) with two changes:

1. Decrease the size of the sidebar slideshow: Now consider occupying wider than what could be. 
Whereas sun functions are limited and quickly help visualize the disposition of the slides through 
thumbnails, not seriously affect the workflow decreasing its size (change that can be reversed by 
the user manually).

2. Transform the sidebar of tasks in a dynamic sidebar: By this I mean a behavior similar to the 
sidebar you currently have Office 2013. This Office sidebar only appears when it is invoked and can 
easily be hidden to give more space to display the slide. Currently in LO Impress sidebar force is 
always visible (and strangely available in other types of view, as handout or slide sorter). Then 
sidebar force could be hidden by default and appear as needed to operate it (improving the way as 
hidden as it is a feature that not many know today)

This is the idea I wanted to present, and I hope to be considered, to be able to use the system in 
Impress Writer comments would be great and greatly improve teamwork under one presenación.

Attached image (modest mockup) of the idea that I present.

Hope comments and ideas for improvement.

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