Docking the slide pane in Open Office Impress?!?

Karl Auer kauer at
Thu Nov 26 23:41:37 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-26 at 17:11 -0600, John Abbott wrote:
> > I think the "Slides Pane" *should* have a "View" menu, but it doesn't.
> > However, since I have found a workaround and now have my "Slides Pane"
> > back where it belongs, I'm happy.
> I know its like black magic but it works every time.   On the slide
> pane put the pointer just below the word "slide" , Hold down the
> Control key and double click.  Really not graceful but it works.

That's actually documented - if you look in the help for "docking" it
will tell you about this technique. It docks the pane wherever it was
last docked.

In my experimentation I have also found that there are "sweet spots" on
the sides of the main window; if you drag the slides pane to just the
right spot (and hold your mouth just so) a dotted outline will appear.
If you let go of the mouse button right then, the slides pane drops into
place, docked.

Thanks for your efforts!

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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