Monday, 12 May 2014

selected and unselected slides with mouse over

It will be possible in LibreOffice Impress 4.3 to distinguish between selected and unselected slides when the mouse over highlight activates.

I mean, in previous versions, slide 2 here is drawn the same, when the mouse is over it in the slide pane, regardless of whether it is selected or unselected

 While in 4.3 the two modes are drawn respectively as

There's also a little subtle gradient added in for good measure.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

fit slide to window statusbar icon

LibreOffice 4.3 Impress now has a "Fit slide to window" icon in the statusbar alongside the zoom slider.
Additionally when you change zoom the slide now automatically centers itself. Hopefully the addition of the one-click to fit slide to window and the automatic centering on zoom-change will successfully address some of the complaining I've heard about the suffering that scrolling a slide causes.