- actually useful formatting concepts for presentations like e.g.
LaTeX Beamer provides.
Could you elaborate? I don't know Beamer (I have heard the name, but
never really used it) and I am interested in knowing what it has to
offer that LO is not capable of.
Everything that you get from LaTeX: structure markup instead of
spaghetti formatting, parameterized formatting, etc...
Instead of clicking through dozens of dialogboxes for each and every
line of text, slide title, list item, figure, etc. to get everything the
way you want it, you just change a few parameters once for the whole
document and that's it.
As side note of my question: I don't think that LO should mimic every
feature of LaTeX, especially WYSIWYM approach (instead of current
WYSIWYG). I strongly believe that target group of LibreOffice is
different than target group of LaTeX. LaTeX is already free, vital
community exists, there are dedicated editors - users who prefer
LaTeX approach can just use LaTeX.
I just cited LaTeX as one example for structure markup. Other examples
are Wordperfect or Framemaker. My point is that LO should not keep the
MS Office-style "spaghetti" content models that were already outdated in
the 80s and pile up features on top, but instead LO should focus on
providing a functional concept that allows users to work with documents
in a more structured and thus more efficient way. MS Office is by far
the worst "example" in the market. And, as such, the example *not* to
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