As a college professor, I use slide presentations daily. I have used a
variety of solutions including LaTeX/Beamer, Markdown/Slidy, and LO Impress.
Impress is obviously very full-featured and easy to use with its WYSIWYG
user interface. However, I have been bothered by what appears to be a
strange behavior in Impress.
There are times when, after creating a slide presentation with 15 to 20
slides, I find I need to edit something globally, such as the size or
shape of a text box on the slides. To do this, I go into the appropriate
Master Slide and make my changes. I then click to apply the Master Slide
to all slides, but then when I go back into the slide presentation, I
find that my changes are only applied to some, but not all of the
slides. I then find myself having to go into each slide to reapply the
same changes on a slide-by-slide basis that I had tried to apply
globally by changing the Master Slide.
I'm finding that, when working with Impress, I have to carefully design
all of my slide formatting *before* composing my content, because if I
have to change formatting later, I have no assurance that the changes
will take effect globally. This is obviously the opposite of the
behavior in LaTeX or Markdown, where the formatting can be designed at
any point in the process with predictable results.
Has anyone else noticed this behavior? Is this a bug, or can anyone
suggest anything I might do differently?
I am currently using LO 22.214.171.124 on Windows 10, but I have noticed this
behavior for years on a variety of LO versions on both Windows and Linux.
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