I’ve been writing exclusively about Writer (because that’s the application I use most often) and it’s time to talk about my ideas for Impress. A lot of the ideas that went into Citrus Writer also apply to Citrus Impress. The end result is a much simpler, yet also a bit unusual, presentation application:
The slide pane is gone, replaced by Navigator.
The menu structure has changed quite a bit, following Writer’s example. Slide show options are now under “Presentation”, transition options under “Slide”, and animation options under a selected object’s menu (way at the bottom of the menu, to discourage the use of animation as it can easily ruin a presentation).
(Note: The mock-ups are a bit off, acting as if text is selected. The toolbar should show commands related to the current slide and the toolbox shouldn’t show text-related commands.)