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Impress: How to resize notes window when in presentation mode?

asked 2016-09-18 18:23:02 +0200

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updated 2016-09-19 00:04:37 +0200

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I have some notes added to my slides. When I start a presentation, on my screen on the top left there is a small window of the current slide, on the bottom left an even smaller window of the next slide, and more than half of the screen shows my notes. How can I change the sizes of those windows? Thanks

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Did you try to click 'Close' on notes? Or Zoom out a bit (plus and minus sign below notes). Also, presenter console has help - click question mark at the bottom of the screen.

Kruno gravatar imageKruno ( 2016-09-19 00:03:56 +0200 )edit

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answered 2018-10-31 09:18:15 +0200

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I stumbled upon the same problem. I don't think it's configurable, and that's pretty bad. Only zooming in/out the text is useful to those who read their presentation, while I'd like to have some quick reminder only.

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  1. This is not an answer to the question, so it shouldn't be posted as such: this is something that should be a comment.
  2. The use case is unclear. There are 3 modes of the presenter console (switchable using shortcuts): showing the 2 slides in large view, or notes (large) + 2 slides (smaller), or slides overview. Each has its use case. But there's no use case for large slides + small unreadable notes.
Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-10-31 09:38:50 +0200 )edit

You're right this should've gone to the comments. My fault there. I disagree of not being there a use case: resizing the notes overview should be a presenters choice (the same way one can resize the notes). E.g. I'd like to have current slide and notes window/view the same size.

MarcoM gravatar imageMarcoM ( 2018-10-31 09:42:16 +0200 )edit

"Should" is just a word expressing one's imagination of an ideal world. In reality, everything has its price. Everything is possible (just someone needs to do that); but any change brings its pile of possible bugs and maintenance cost. So it needs (1) to be justified; and (2) to have an interested developer. Even the (1) is unclear at the moment.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2018-10-31 09:55:54 +0200 )edit
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