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OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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Some of the supplied slide masters have text objects in the footer. You can add other text objects to the master page for your slides to act as a header or a footer.

  1. Choose View > Master > Slide Master from the menu bar.
  2. On the Drawing toolbar, select the Text icon.
  3. Click once and drag in the master page to draw a text object, and then type or paste your text into the object or add fields as described below.
  4. Choose View > Normal when you are finished.

To add a field, such as the date or page number, to a text object in the header or footer, choose Insert > Fields. and select the required field from the submenu. If you want to edit a field in your slide, select it and choose Edit > Fields.

The fields you can use in Impress are:

  • Date (fixed).
  • Date (variable) —updates automatically when you reload the file.
  • Time (fixed).
  • Time (variable)—updates automatically when you reload the file
  • Author—First and last names listed in the user data.
  • Page number (slide number).
  • File name.
Image:Tip.png To change the number format (1,2,3 or a,b,c or i,ii,iii, etc.) for the page number field, choose Format > Page and then select a format from the list in the Layout Settings area. To change the author information, go to Tools > Options > > User Data.

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