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OOo 2.4 Impress: No background?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:28 am
by brendonbrewer
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Which version of OpenOffice.org are you using? 2.4
What Operating System (version) are you using? Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
What is your question or comment?

Hi y'all, I registered just for this question and I hope you can help.

I use OpenOffice 2.3 on my laptop (under Ubuntu 7.10), and at my uni they have an old version (1.1.5) which I asked to be upgraded to the latest (2.4), running on RHEL 4. Anyway, I have a document created on my laptop, just a very basic slideshow with a background from one of the templates.

However, OpenOffice 2.4 on the uni computer does not load the background at all. So the whole thing reverts to plain text on a white background - but version 1.1.5 opens it fine! I've checked and for some reason 2.4 doesn't have as many templates, but I thought that once you used a template to make your file, the background was saved with the file, rather than requiring the template to be on every computer ever.

Any ideas?

Re: OOo 2.4 Impress: No background?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:14 pm
by acknak
A lot has changed since OOo 1.x. Older files are supported, so it should work correctly, but it wouldn't surprise me if there are some bugs in importing the old files.

OOo still ships with the same templates as 1.x (I think so, anyway), but I'm not sure how you might go about applying a template to a completed presentation.

Could you attach your old document here, or post it somewhere else, so we could take a shot at it?

Re: OOo 2.4 Impress: No background?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:55 am
by brendonbrewer
Hi. Good suggestion about uploading the file.

I've also taken some screenshots to show how they look on my computers: the filenames and the description in the first post should make it obvious which is which.

The file:

http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~brewer/temp/test.odp

Screenshots:
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~brewer/temp/23ubuntu.png
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~brewer/temp/115redhat.png
http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/~brewer/temp/24redhat.png

Re: OOo 2.4 Impress: No background?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:11 am
by acknak
Hmm... the slide has an image background, but I don't know why that should be a problem.

The .odp file you linked to works for me using OOo 2.4 on Fedora.

Re: OOo 2.4 Impress: No background?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:51 pm
by Hagar Delest
brendonbrewer wrote:I thought that once you used a template to make your file, the background was saved with the file

Right, you can even see it in your file. Open it with an archive manager, you'll see your background in the /Pictures sub-folder.

Can you try to rename the OOo user profile at your uni machine (~/.openoffice.org2)? Have you tried with other files or other file formats? Or other background type (like jpg)?