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OpenOffice Impress 3.x User Guide

Table of Contents

Introducing Impress

Using Slide Masters, Styles, and Templates

Designing a presentation

Parts of the main Impress window

Slides pane

Tasks pane



Status Bar


Creating a new presentation

Planning the presentation

Using the Presentation Wizard

Formatting a presentation

Creating the first slide

Inserting additional slides

Modifying the appearance of slides

Modifying the slide show

Running the slide show

Adding and Formatting Text

What are slide masters?

What are styles? Why use them?

Presentation styles

Graphic styles

Working with slide masters

Creating slide masters

Applying a slide master

Loading additional slide masters

Modifying a slide master

Choosing and applying the background

Adding background objects

Modifying the size and shape of default text areas

Further modifications to the default text areas

Adding text to all slides

Working with styles

Creating graphics styles

Modifying styles

Applying styles

Deleting styles

Assigning styles to shortcut keys

Working with templates

Using templates supplied with OOo

Using templates from other sources

Setting a default template

Creating your own templates

Modifying a template

Organizing templates

Adding and Formatting Pictures

Working with text boxes

Using text boxes created from the Layout pane

Using text boxes created from the text box tool

Moving a text box

Resizing a text box

Deleting a text box

Inserting text

Pasting text

Inserting special characters

Inserting non-breaking spaces and hyphens

Formatting text

Using styles to format text

Selecting text

Formatting characters

Formatting paragraphs

Creating bulleted and numbered lists

Creating lists in AutoLayout text boxes

Creating lists in other text boxes

Creating a new outline level

Changing the appearance of the list

Changing the order or the outline level lines

Using tables

Creating a table

Modifying a table

Deleting a table

Using fields

Inserting a field

Customizing fields

Tips on use of fields

Using hyperlinks

Editing text hyperlinks

Working with hyperlink buttons

Creating Graphic Objects

Inserting pictures

Inserting a picture from a file

Inserting a picture from a scanner

Inserting a picture from the Gallery

Formatting pictures

Moving a picture

Resizing a picture

Rotating a picture

Formatting using the Picture toolbar

Creating an image map

Managing the Gallery themes

Adding images to the Gallery

Deleting images from the Gallery

Adding a new theme to the Gallery

Formatting Graphic Objects

The Drawing toolbar

Creating lines and shapes

Working with connectors

Managing glue points

Working with 3D shapes

Grouping shapes together

Arranging shapes

Flipping shapes

Aligning shapes

Alignment using the grid and snap guides

Using the grid

Using snap guides

Converting an object to a different type

Setting up interaction with a shape or image

Animating images

Creating an animation

Using Fontwork

Using the Fontwork toolbar

Modifying Fontwork text as a shape

Inserting Spreadsheets, Charts, and other Objects

Using graphics styles to format graphics

Formatting lines and shapes

Moving, resizing and rotating a graphic object

Moving graphic objects

Resizing graphic objects

Rotating graphic objects

Formatting lines

Creating line styles

Creating arrow styles

Formatting areas

Creating area fills





Formatting shadows

Transparency formatting

Formatting text

Text animation

Formatting connectors

Adding and Formatting Slides, Notes, and Handouts

Using spreadsheets in Impress

Inserting a spreadsheet

Resizing and moving a spreadsheet

Moving around the spreadsheet

Entering data

Formatting spreadsheet cells

Inserting a chart

Creating a chart in AutoLayout

Creating a chart using the Insert Chart feature

Choosing a chart type

Entering chart data

Formatting the chart

Inserting other objects

Movies and sound

OLE objects


Inserting the contents of a file

Slide Shows

Adding, renaming, and removing slides

Adding a new slide

Inserting a slide from another presentation

Duplicating a slide

Expanding a slide

Creating a summary slide

Renaming a slide

Deleting a slide

Creating slides from an outline

Sending an outline from Writer to Impress

Sending an autoabstract from Writer to Impress

Copying and pasting an outline

Modifying slides

Formating the slide or page area

Changing the background of a slide

Choosing a slide layout from the list

Choosing a slide master from the list

Adding and formatting notes

Adding notes to a slide

Formatting notes

Printing notes

Exporting notes to PDF

Creating handouts


Changing the layout

Formatting handouts

Printing handouts

Printing, Emailing, Exporting, and Saving Slide Shows

Putting together a slide show

Choosing basic settings for a slide show

Hiding slides so they do not appear in a show

Showing slides in a different order

Using slide transitions

Setting the timing of automatic slide changes

Applying a slide transition effect

Playing a sound throughout the presentation

Removing a transition effect

Using slide animation effects

Applying an animation effect

Advanced animation effects

Removing animation effects

Using interactions

Running a slide show

Navigating using the right-click menu

Setting Up and Customizing Impress

Controlling printing

Options for printing

Selecting printer options for a presentation

Selecting default print options

Printing in black and white on a color printer

Printing a brochure

Exporting to PDF

Quick export to PDF

Controlling PDF content and quality

Exporting as a Flash file

Exporting as web pages (HTML files)

E-mailing a presentation

Digital signing of documents

Opening and saving a PowerPoint file

Saving an Impress file as a PowerPoint file

Opening a PowerPoint file in Impress

Keyboard Shortcuts

Choosing options that affect all of OOo options

User Data options

Print options

Color options

Appearance options

Choosing options for Impress

Impress options

General options

View options

Grid options

Print options

Customizing the user interface

Customizing the menu font

Customizing menu content

Customizing toolbars

Customizing keyboard shortcuts

Adding functionality with extensions

Installing extensions

Using extensions

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