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command line to cause impress to loop and repeat after 0 minutes?

asked 2019-02-04 21:15:05 +0100

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I'm starting impress from the following command: /usr/bin/libreoffice-impress --show --norestore /filename and want to modify this command line to loop and repeat after 0 minutes. i"m doing this on a Raspberry Pi B 3+.

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answered 2019-02-21 10:25:33 +0100

Did you get a answer/solution to this?

I managed to get a ODP to loop by opening it in Impress first, and changing it to loop at 0 seconds. However, when I took the file back to Powerpoint, edited then saved it, it loops after 10 seconds.

soffice --norestore --invisible --show file.odp

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What you describe is (1) irrelevant to the original question (i.e., it needs an own question, possibly with a link to other questions that you feel related); and (2) is a bug. Namely, MS PP seems to not support the pause concept; so it simply doesn't write the presentation:pause attribute. This is, of course, an example of bad format support on MS side; but then LO reads the modified presentation, and doesn't follow the standard that requires that missing attribute be treated as pause 0, not 10 s.

Please file a relevant bug report.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-22 07:53:46 +0100 )edit

This is tdf#61679 or tdf#83247.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-22 08:41:55 +0100 )edit

Champion thank you Mike. (untested), but in theory this does what I need

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/s...

matt_benett gravatar imagematt_benett ( 2019-02-22 09:43:23 +0100 )edit

Fixed in 6.3.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-22 13:20:42 +0100 )edit

even better, thank you

matt_benett gravatar imagematt_benett ( 2019-02-22 20:44:47 +0100 )edit
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answered 2019-02-21 11:56:09 +0100

PèreOrval gravatar image

Make a shellscript

#!/bin/bash
while (true)
do  libreoffice --impress --show --norestore full_path_to_impressfile.odp
done
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On a PPT and PPTX from Powerpoint this still does a 10 second count down (on a black screen), is there a way to reduce that to 0?

On a ODP where Loop was set to 0 in Impress, then updated a slide in Powerpoint and resaved as a ODP it also does a 10 second delay (black screen)

On a ODP from IMpress where loop is set to 0, it works fine.

matt_benett gravatar imagematt_benett ( 2019-02-21 22:21:17 +0100 )edit
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