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       yes, Thank You so much for verifying what I was attempting to

       What you're able to do on your machine is what I was able to do, but
for some reason am no longer able to so do.

       I don't know why this no longer works, & am still hoping that
someone on this list can explain where it went or if it somehow was removed
for some reason.

From: Virgil Arrington <>
Date: Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] [Copying slides from one presentation to
To: "" <>

I'm confused as to the flow of the discussion, and I'm not at all sure I
know what the issue is, but I have no problem inserting an entire
Impress presentation into another Impress presentation.

Here's how I do it with LO 5.1.6 on my Linux Mint machine:

First, I open one Impress presentation file. I then make sure that the
"Slide Panel" is visible by clicking on the menu "View", "Slide Panel"

I then click on the slide in the Slide Panel where I want to insert
another Impress presentation, keeping in mind that the inserted
presentation will appear *after* the slide I click on in the Slide
Panel. From my experience, inserting a second presentation only works if
my cursor focus is in the Slide Panel.

Then, on the menu, I click "Insert", "File...", which on my machine is
down toward the bottom of the Insert menu list. From the resulting
dialog box, I select the Impress presentation I want to insert and then
I am presented with another dialog box from which I can select certain
slides from the inserting file. If I want the entire presentation, I
simply click on "Ok," and the file is inserted into the original
presentation file after the slide I had selected in my Slide Panel.


On 04/04/2018 03:13 AM, Brian Barker wrote:

At 18:48 03/04/2018 -0500, Anne Noname wrote:

Thank you for responding, ...

No probs!

... but I'm still confused, still inserted below my continued reply,
From: Brian Barker
Date: Sat, Mar 31, 2018 at 4:30 PM
At 14:46 31/03/2018 -0500, you wrote:
... am re-sending because I really would appreciate an answer; nary
a soul has responded yet.

I'm frankly not surprised.

[I don't understand]

I meant simply that, as I explained later, your question was
insufficiently clear to encourage or even allow people to offer any help.

back then, & on the MsFt-compatible computer, I was able to make
PPs, ...

Er, what's a "PP", please? If you get no replies, wouldn't it be
sensible to wonder if people did not understand your request? Do you
perhaps mean a presentation (Impress) document? Or something else?

[sorry, I thought everyone used 'PP' for Power Point presentation or

In fact not: it's only you. See . In
any case, it is unhelpful to anyone trying to help you to confuse the
name of a quite different application (Powerpoint) with a document
that may have been created using LibreOffice (Impress). No-one can
know whether you mean that your problem is related to presentation
documents in general or a particular problem with one created in
Microsoft Powerpoint itself.

 ... saving each version then I would place each of these together
to save only the best parts.

Why would you create any parts that were not "best"?!

[for the same reason, when writing anything; first, I get the idea
down as quickly as possible, then I add flourish to it, then after a
few days, I return to the piece to edit]

Oh, indeed so!

Do you mean that you could edit slides from different presentations
into a single presentation? Surely you can simply copy slides from
the Slides panel in one document and paste them into the Slides
panel of the other document? Doesn't that still work for you?

[yes, it allowed me to insert each PP into one; in fact, that's one
of the main reasons I preferred LO to any of these others.

I still think it is unhelpful to talk of installing an entire
presentation document (your definition of "PP") into another. So I
think you do mean combining slides from one presentation document into
another. And you are far away from the truth if you think this is
(was?) possible only in LibreOffice: it is certainly possible in
Apache OpenOffice and presumably also in Microsoft Powerpoint. It
would be a poor presentation program that did not allow this. And you
don't have to copy them piecemeal: you can select, copy, and paste
multiple slides - perhaps all the slides in a document.

ok, How can I see the slide panel of the other PP when only the one
PP is open?; are you saying, it's possible to somehow open LO more
than once?

Generally no, but you don't need to: you need just to have two
documents open at once. You have two windows open in the same instance
of LibreOffice. That is certainly possible, and is part of the purpose
of windowing operating systems - as all modern systems are.

wow, I can't image what this screen would even look like if I had 1/2
dozen LOs open at one time.]

For the present problem, you need one instance of LibreOffice and two
separate document windows - not half a dozen of anything. Don't you do
this sort of thing all the time? I currently happen to have open my
browser, my office suite, a plain text editor, the Windows Settings
panel, and my mail client. The limitation of one program (and perhaps
one document) surely went out with DOS?

But this feature seems to be lacking now ...

If you explained how you did it before, someone may be able to
comment on whether your method is still available.

[hopefully - thank you.]

Er, but you haven't responded to this point: you *still* haven't said
exactly what you did before that you believe is no longer available.
Which menu? What menu item? What process?

Yes, I can see how to insert images, ... but not how to insert PPs.

Hold on: if a "PP" is a presentation document, you cannot insert an
entire document into something else. Indeed, what other sort of
document would you be trying to insert it into? So a "PP" cannot be
a presentation and no-one will know what you are talking about.

[ah, but it was quite possible in the LO 3:]

As I keep saying, I think it is unhelpful to think of inserting one
document into another. What I am still guessing you mean is inserting
some or all of the slides from one presentation document into another.
Whatever was possible before, surely you can open both documents at
the same time (one instance of LibreOffice; two separate document
windows) and copy and paste slides from one document to the other?
(Yes, you can!)

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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