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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

Such a petty, that resizing windows in presenter mode is still not available as of now. If you are using the presenter mode on a laptop the current slide window is much to small and the notes window to large. Changing the sizes of each (sub) window by dragging the borders would be really helpful. MS Powerpoint has it since many versions.

Heini gravatar imageHeini ( 2019-05-26 13:18:46 +0200 )edit

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

MarcoM gravatar image

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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