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OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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Showing slides in a different order

To show the slides in a different order, you can either rearrange them in the slide sorter or set up a custom slide show. You can define as many custom slide shows as you need from one set of slides. In a custom slide show, you can choose which slides to include as well as the order in which they are shown. Any slides marked Hidden will not appear in a custom show.

Setting up a custom slide show

To set up a custom slide show:

  1. Choose Slide Show > Custom Slide Show from the menu bar.
  2. On the Custom Slide Shows dialog, select the Use Custom Slide Show checkbox and click New.
  3. Start here to define or change a custom slide show
    Start here to define or change a custom slide show.

  4. On the Define Custom Slide Show dialog, type a name for the new custom show. Then, in the Existing slides list, select the slides to include in the show, in the order you want to show them. Click the >> button to include the slides in the Selected slides list. In the figure below, Slide 1 has been included, and Slide 2 has been selected but not yet included.
    You can select and include several slides at the same time. Hold down the Shift key and click the first and last slide in a group to select that group (for example, slides 3 through 7), or hold down the Control key and click on individual slides to select them (for example, slides 3, 5, and 9).
  5. Defining a custom slide show
    Defining a custom slide show.

  6. When you are done arranging the order of the slides, click OK to save this custom show and return to the Custom Shows dialog.
Image:documentation_note.png If you include several slides at the same time, they are added to the Selected slides list in numerical order regardless of the order in which you selected them. In other words, if you click on slides 3, 9, and 5 in that order and add them all at the same time, they will be included in the Selected slides list in this order: 3, 5, 9. To put them in a different order, either select and include them one at a time or select and drag them up or down the list.
Image:Tip.png Slides are added to the Selected slides list after the slide that is highlighted in that list. The last slide added is highlighted unless you select a different one. For example, you may have added slides 1, 2, 3 and 9, in that order. Slide 9 will be highlighted. If you now want to add slide 15 between slides 2 and 3, select 2 in the Selected slides list, then select slide 15 in the Existing slides list and click >>. You can also add slide 15 at the end of the Selected slides list and then drag it up to where you want it in the sequence.

Editing, deleting, or copying a custom slide show

To edit a custom slide show (add, remove, or change the order of slides, or change the name of the show), select it in the Custom Slide Shows dialog and click Edit.

To delete a custom slide show, select it in the Custom Slide Shows dialog and click Delete. Deletion is immediate; no confirmation message appears.

To create a copy of a slide show, select it in the Custom Slide Shows dialog and click Copy. You can now edit the copy to rename it or add, remove, or change the order of slides in it.

You can run a custom slide show (for example, to test it) from the Custom Slide Shows dialog, if the Use Custom Slide Show checkbox is selected. Select the slide show from the list and click Start.

When you are done working with custom slides shows, click Close to save all changes and close the Custom Slide Shows dialog.



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