8.4. OpenOffice.org Impress
OpenOffice.org Impress is a
presentation application. It allows users to create what are
commonly referred to as slides —
text and graphics used to illustrate key points in a
presentation. Impress can be used
for print slides, or in conjunction with projectors to reach a
large crowd. Impress has the
functions you have come to expect from other presentation
To start Impress, go to
=> . When the application first starts, the
AutoPilot guides you through the
initial set up of your slide show. Make your selections and
click Create. A blank slide opens and you
can edit your presentation.
Download or create a new template for
Open the file in OpenOffice.org
Go to =>
A window opens. Enter the name of the new template, and
click the OK button.
To use a new Template:
Go to =>
A window opens with panes showing the template directories
on the left and the templates inside those directories on
the right. Look inside the Default
folder for templates that you have saved.
Press the OK button.
To Display your Presentation:
Go to . Inside this menu are
various options for customizing your presentation, including
the type of display, the transitions, and other effects.
Browse through the various tools available from the menu.
Once your transition and other selections have been made,
either go to =>
To move through the slides of your presentation, click with
the mouse or use the directional keys on your keyboard.