Wrong Update Notification

Dear OOo guys,
don’t know if you have noticed yet, but the update notification mechanism does not work properly. It continuously informs me on new updates – while in fact there are none available. Furthermore, the menu bar icon never goes away.
I assume this is not the intended behaviour. I hope you agree and fix this. Issue filed: 102098
PS_ deleting the file user/LibraryApplication Support/OpenOffice.org/3/user/registry/data/org/openoffice//Office/Jobs.xcu solves the problem.


Beat Signer on PowerPoint Multimedia Presentations in Computer Science Education: What Do Users Need? /30′ video at TU Graz

Structured interviews with 9 faculty members of ETH Zurich lead to the following desired features

  • Highlighting and annotating slide content
  • Use blank “sheets”
  • Use video controls
  • Use system mobile
  • Orientate efficiently within slide collection
  • See content of current and nearby slides

Idea for PaperPoint: Use Anoto pen on hand-out of presentation to control the slide show. Very nice!

Publication: PaperPoint: a paper-based presentation and interactive paper prototyping tool. In: Tangible and embedded interaction. Proceedings of the 1st international conference on Tangible and embedded interaction

Impress Task Pain

Each and every time I open an Impress window I have to close the task pane. No, I don’t want it. I don’t need it. It just consumes screen space. If I need it I want to be in control and open it myself and close it afterwards when no longer needed.
RFE: The state of the task pane should become a persistent Impress setting.
ISSUE# 95600

C. /IBM says: Indeed, this has annoyed me for years already; in search of the hidden option to turn off this “feature”, I came across your post. Thanks for raising this!