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Re: [K12OSN] OpenOffice Listens to the Users I guess



You gotta love the OpenOffice :D Beats the leading "competitor" hands down.. if you can call it a competitor..

On 4/1/07, Graham < yorick xtra co nz> wrote:
On Friday 30 March 2007 11:46, Huck wrote:
> This is actually from a Slashdot comment I received after complaining
> that OO doesn't allow audio clips to span more than 1 slide in a
> presentation...You too can get your voice heard!  I love this FOSS stuff ;)
>
> 1-Create an account
> http://www.openoffice.org/servlets/Join [openoffice.org] [openoffice.org]
>
> 2-Login and do a search on your bug/pet peeves
>
> 3-Vote for this bug if it matches your problem. (At this time it has 203
> votes!)
> http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=24 969 [ openoffice.org]
>

Yep do all as above.  However on this particular issue don't expect lightning
reaction.

Reason being that this is a _feature_ in OOo of something that is a _bug_ in
PowerPoint.  There is nothing worse in Powerpoint than having to wait till a
sound file finishes before you can change slides. PITA!
In Impress, if I want a sound file to run over several slides then I simply
change the "slides"  to transitions on a single slide.  It simply means that
all the slides have to share a background.

However, as Huck points out, voting does affect the way developers look at
individual issues.  Proof of this is in one particular issue that became a
pet of mine:  Getting stylist to remember which type of styles you had
selected when you last edited a document.
(http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=4854 ) I asked people on
OOoforum to vote and that enhancement will now be in 2.3

Oh and as an aside, if you didn't know already, OpenOffice.org 2.2 was
released yesterday.
version count went:
2.0
2.0.1
2.0.2
2.0.3
2.0.4
2.1
2.2

So how old is your version :)


Cheers
GL
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