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10.2. KOffice

The KOffice suite is optimized for the KDE desktop environment. The KOffice applications also create documents and files in open standards formats including OpenDocument (.ODF), Rich Text Format (.RTF), and HTML. Officially, the KOffice FAQ recommends using .RTF or .PDF formats for compatibility with Microsoft Word.[4] KOffice does support Microsoft file formats, but there are issues with compatibility.
For the most up-to-date information on all of KOffice 's program offerings, visit the official KOffice site at This site also includes detailed documentation and help for each individual KOffice program.
For more information on using KOffice , refer to the overview at", which also contains links to handbooks for the individual KOffice components.

10.2.1. KPresenter

KPresenter is the KOffice application for creating and performing presentations.
Open KPresenter by selecting the Kickoff Application Launcher > Office > Slide Presentations entry for KPresenter .
The first window contains options for opening Recent or Existing documents, the type of Template or Screen Presentation you want, as well as a menu bar.
On the menu bar,
  • choose File to create a New file, Open or Import a file, or Quit the application.
  • choose the Settings drop-down menu select Show Toolbar , Configure Shortcuts or Configure Toolbars .
  • click Help to open the KPresenter Handbook or Report a Bug . You can also access the KPresenter Handbook by pressing the F1 key.
After selecting a template click the Use This Template button and check the box Always use this template if you want to make it the program default.
The next window has three menu panels on the top, a workspace with three windows, and a panel running along the bottom.
The first menu row consists of:
allows you to create a New file, Open , Save , Import , Export , and Mail files. You can Create an HTML Slideshow or Memory Stick Slideshow , use the Template Manger , Use Current Slide as Default Template , Print , Preview , Close or Quit the presentation.
lets you Undo , Redo , Cut , Copy , Paste , Delete , Select All , Deselect , Find , Replace , Copy Slide , Duplicate and Delete a Slide and to Duplicate an Object .
lets you select a New View , Close All Views , Split View , Remove View , Hide the Sidebar , Notebar , or Slide Master . It also allows Formatting of Characters , to show or hide Guide Lines , Grid , and the Snap to Grid , and Zoom in or out. When you select these options they appear in the work area windows.
allows you to add a Special Character , Variable , Link , Comment , Slide , File , Text , Chart , Table , Object , Picture , Line , Shape , or Scan Image .
lets you select Rotate , Zoom , adjust the Properties , Arrange , Align , Group , Ungroup and Shadow Objects . Here you can also change the Page Layout , Slide Background , and Enable Document Headers and Footers .
lets you switch to the Default Format , select Fonts , configure Paragraphs and color . The Style Manager lets your create your own styles or you can choose Style which lists the available styles. You can also Align the text, chose to add Numbers or Bullets by selecting Type . There are options to manipulate an Object , Change Case , turn on, or off, the Auto Spellcheck and Autocorrection .
Slide Show
allows you to configure the Slide Show , Objects , and Slide Transition . In this menu you can Start and Customize the slide show, and navigate the presentation manually.
lets you choose the Toolbars you want to use, you can Configure Autocorrection , Completion , Shortcuts , Toolbars , and KPresenter .
opens the KPresenter Handbook (which you can also access by pressing the F1 key), lets you Report a Bug and offers general information about KPresenter and KDE.
The second row contains icons that are shortcuts of the top menu panel for File , Insert , Drawing , and Object formatting. Rolling your mouse over an icon opens a small window that lists its function.
The third menu panel is also made up of shortcut icons to work with Text and Slideshow configuration and navigation. Many of the icons in the menu panels are grayed out until a selection is made on the slide in the work area window.
The bottom panel shows the Slide number currently being worked on and the number of slides in the presentation, Main Slide Content or attributes, the Zoom percentage, and current measurement, Centimeters or Inches .
A KPresenter tutorial is available at You can download pre-formatted templates from

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