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2020-01-31 04:34:16 +0200 edited question Set Background Image in Impress

Set Background Image in Impress Could this be a bug? Ever since LO6, to set a background image of a slide, I can use: M

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2017-08-06 03:28:10 +0200 answered a question Change notebook layout back to default?

In Mint 18.2 & LibreOffice 5.4, the menu completely disappeared, thus I was unable to go to the options shown above.

2017-02-05 01:08:00 +0200 answered a question Notes formatting lost in presenter view

Posted this in reply to 'https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questi...'

I've found a helpful workaround for this until a solution becomes implemented in an upcoming release.

Scenario: I format my notes so they are intuitive and easy for me to see things I've highlighted or would like to pay special attention to... but my choice to use LibreOffice for my presentation over a commercial-smoke-and-mirrors has stripped away option of retaining the formatting of my notes. (At least currently)

Solution: I CAN get LibreOffice to respect paragraph separations IF I leave an empty space between them (think of an old school Carriage Return). Example: If I simply press 'Enter', 'Space', and 'Enter', I should see a space between my paragraphs. (So my 'inbetween' paragraph contains a single space.)

In this manner, I can at least separate my thoughts a little better. In place of highlighting, LibreOffice DOES respect capital letters, so I've found that using:

  1. "ALL CAPS TO MAKE QUOTES OR KEYWORDS STAND OUT A LITTLE BETTER"
  2. "** Prefacing with asterisks"
  3. "!! Enclosing in Exclamation Points !! also helps."
  4. "-( There are a number of ways )- that you can ~~Implement~~ to help break up your notes and make them more readable at a glance."
  5. It also helps me to spread my notes over multiple-duplicates of a slide. Audience only sees the slide (no transition) but I see a fresh section of notes on my 'presenter view' screen.

Again, this doesn't FIX the problem, but it is a work-a-round that helps get me by. I have Powerpoint & Keynote... but I'd rather use Linux/LibreOffice because I like the opensource way, the heart/passion/drive that went into giving us this level of software, and the challenge.

So, until this gets fixed in a future release, have fun using some of these old school advertisement tricks people used to use in the 'Want Ads' of something we called a 'newspaper.'

Hope this helps.

2017-02-05 01:01:24 +0200 commented question Formatting in Impress notes page not working correctly?

Please refer to "https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questi..." for a temporary work-around solution

2017-02-05 00:58:25 +0200 answered a question impress speaker notes

I've found a helpful workaround for this until a solution becomes implemented in an upcoming release.

Scenario: I format my notes so they are intuitive and easy for me to see things I've highlighted or would like to pay special attention to... but my choice to use LibreOffice for my presentation over a commercial-smoke-and-mirrors has stripped away option of retaining the formatting of my notes. (At least currently)

Solution: I CAN get LibreOffice to respect paragraph separations IF I leave an empty space between them (think of an old school Carriage Return). Example: If I simply press 'Enter', 'Space', and 'Enter', I should see a space between my paragraphs. (So my 'inbetween' paragraph contains a single space.)

In this manner, I can at least separate my thoughts a little better. In place of highlighting, LibreOffice DOES respect capital letters, so I've found that using:

  1. "ALL CAPS TO MAKE QUOTES OR KEYWORDS STAND OUT A LITTLE BETTER"
  2. "** Prefacing with asterisks"
  3. "!! Enclosing in Exclamation Points !! also helps."
  4. "-( There are a number of ways )- that you can ~~Implement~~ to help break up your notes and make them more readable at a glance."
  5. It also helps me to spread my notes over multiple-duplicates of a slide. Audience only sees the slide (no transition) but I see a fresh section of notes on my 'presenter view' screen.

Again, this doesn't FIX the problem, but it is a work-a-round that helps get me by. I have Powerpoint & Keynote... but I'd rather use Linux/LibreOffice because I like the opensource way, the heart/passion/drive that went into giving us this level of software, and the challenge.

So, until this gets fixed in a future release, have fun using some of these old school advertisement tricks people used to use in the 'Want Ads' of something we called a 'newspaper.'

Hope this helps.