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I want to have several master slides in my presentation so I created them in View ► Master ► Slide Master. The background images of my master slides are different (I added the images to each master slide by right clicking in its background and selecting Slide ► Set Background Picture for Slide). Then I styled my presentation using the master slides I configured. It looks OK but when I save my presentation in ODP format, next time I open it the slide backgrounds are all messed up.

Seems curious to me that this doesn't happen when I save the presentation in Microsoft Office PPT format. Is someone there working for the competition?

Any workaround for this? Am I just doing something wrong?

Edit: I'm using LibreOffice 3.2.2 in Ubuntu 10.10.

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that's a bug

You can change the background in normal view, right-clicking on the slide (and selecting "this slide only")... as a poor work-around.

Or, the "traditional way" using different backgrounds (colors, pics, etc.) on master slides:

Create your masters Select the first master "F11" to show the styles window Select Background style > Modify > Aera > Fill > Bitmap

NB: you must first import your pictures as a bitmap images, selecting menu: Format > Area > Bitmap > Import your photos [and set the correct options] -- that's maybe the catch?

Repeat with the other Master copies.

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Thanks. If I import my images as bitmaps, will they be available even if I move the ODP file to a different machine? – Sergio May 26 '11 at 19:22
@Sergio This is unrelated. Custom bitmaps/colors will be available to every new file you create (this is a user profile setting). You can either keep them, or remove them, after document creation. It will not affect the existing documents odp odt you have created with these custom bitmaps/colors. – nomnex Jun 1 '11 at 10:43
Thanks, dude. Great help. – Sergio Jun 1 '11 at 17:02
I've just checked, and this bug has now thankfully been marked as fixed & released in LibreOffice. – wonea Mar 8 '13 at 10:52

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