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Your voice has been heard, like many other on G+. The change is about the default where today >70% 
have to switch from 4:3 to widescreen. In future it is the minority including you who has to change 
the format. The functionality remains as it is.

On 03.08.2017 15:38, Italo Vignoli wrote:
On 03/08/2017 14:51, Heiko Tietze wrote:

 * Switch default to 16:9 in Impress/Draw
   + good idea (Heiko), bad idea (Jay)

I have sent a comment by email but it looks like it has been ignored:
most conference centers still have 4:3 configurations, so switching to
16:9 would be a problem for all people speaking at conferences (with a
few exceptions). There should be a resizing feature which allows to
switch from 4:3 to 16:9 without changing the aspect ratio of iterms on
the slide (which is what happens today). A large slide with more white
space is not a problem, and is often acceptable, as much as a narrower
slide with less white space. A large slide with all objects stretched
orizontally is not acceptable (and needs a lot of rework).

   + perhaps make it dependent on the actual screen dimension (Eric)

This should be a must.

Dr. Heiko Tietze
UX designer
Tel. +49 (0)179/1268509

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