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impress template are too complicated [closed]

asked 2013-02-15 21:04:25 +0100

unichan gravatar image

I wish templating system of impress resembling more to writer. The actual one is too complicated making this difficult to use. I think there should be page styles, paragraph styles, character styles as in writer. Why use so many diffrent approaches? Please simplify, normalize.

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@jorendc -- Thoughts on simplification?

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-02-27 19:17:36 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-02-27 19:32:12 +0100

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Please file an enhancement bug and provide as much information about this new feature as possible. Don't forget to mark your bug as an 'enhancement'. The QA team will be happy to help you triage your feature request in the bugtracker.

Please post a link to any bugs you file in a comment below using the format "fdo#123456".

Kind regards

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answered 2013-02-28 20:40:59 +0100

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why sould I learn a new style concept when I feel safe with writer's one? switching to impress shouldn't ask me to start learning a new, differnet style concept.

page styles should be layouts and master pages pharagraps styles should be presentation styles characters styles should "resemble" image styles
(I'm aware that impress styles refer also to graphic elements)

(by the way, layouts should really be editable templates)

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answered 2013-02-28 02:25:46 +0100

ROSt52 gravatar image

@unichan - I don't really understand what you mean with "impress template are too complicated"

Could you please explain a bit more?

I have to say that I had some problems with Impress at the beginning because I did not understand the Styles at all and I was very much used to PowerPoint. Reading the manual helped and additional some question here. But then I overused styles. Now after a few month of work, I feel I got the right balance between default, customizes, and modifies styles.

I also use only 2 templates which I update whenever I see the need for it. They contain the styles I am using.

In summary I think that the templates and styles are very easily to be handled and look forward to learn more about the reasons of your complain. But first read a bit in the manual.

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