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How to setup a freeform trajectory in impress ?

asked 2016-12-08 21:44:10 +0200

mattator gravatar image

updated 2016-12-09 00:07:08 +0200

Hi,

I would like in LibnreOffice Impress 5.2.3.3 (windows version) move an object (i.e. picture) according to a curve I would specify. In https://help.libreoffice.org/Impress/..., it says to select the "freeform" trajectory yet I can't find it, I just see predefined animation such as "S-Curve 1", "Right", "Parallelogram". I can modify some of the animations but not to the extent where I could create a freeform curve.

Regards Matt

EDIT: the animation system seems broken in several ways :'( 1/ If you select one trajectory, an arrow picturing trajectory is drawen, then if you select a different one, the previewed trajectory is not updated, you have to change slide and go back to see it updated 2/ if you modify trajectories by double click -> moving control points, it is not always saved while changing the bounding box seems ok.

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answered 2016-12-09 17:48:36 +0200

I do see a Freeform Line option in the Custom animation sidebar. See attached image. LibreOffice Impress 5.1 on Fedora 24 (don't know about LO 5.2 on WIndows).

I can draw a freeform line so the picture follows its path.

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Thanks for the great screenshot ! I don't have a "user paths" section on Ubuntu 16.10, LO 5.2.2.2 it starts straight at Basic :'(

mattator gravatar imagemattator ( 2016-12-11 19:28:34 +0200 )edit

I upgraded my system to Fedora 25 and LO 5.2.3.3. Now I don't have the same dialog as in LO 5.1, and there is no "User paths" section in my animation pane. Sorry.

asiersar gravatar imageasiersar ( 2016-12-12 19:10:12 +0200 )edit
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