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OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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General options

In the Options dialog, click Impress > General.

Specifying general options for Impress
Specifying general options for Impress.

Text objects section

Allow quick editing sets Impress to immediately switch to the text editing mode when you click a text object. You can also activate text editing mode through the Allow Quick Editing icon Image:AllowQuickEditingIcon.png on the Options toolbar.

Only text area selectable sets Impress to select a text frame when you click on text. In the area of the text frame that is not filled with text, an object behind the text frame can be selected. You can also activate this mode through the Select Text Area Only icon Image:SelectTextAreaOnlyIcon.png on the Options toolbar.

New document section

Start with Wizard sets Impress to start with the Presentation Wizard when opening a presentation with File > New > Presentation.

Settings section

Use background cache sets Impress to use the cache for displaying objects on the master page. This setting speeds up the display. Unmark this box if you want to display changing contents on the master page.

Copy when moving automatically creates a copy when you move, rotate or resize an object while holding down the Ctrl key. The original object will remain in its current position and size.

Objects always movable lets you move an object with the Rotate tool enabled. If this box is not marked, the Rotate tool can only be used to rotate an object.

Unit of measurement determines the unit of measurement for presentations.

Tab stops defines the spacing between tab stops.

Start presentation section

Always with current page specifies that a presentation starts with the current slide. Unmark this box to always start a presentation with the first page.

Compatibility section

The settings in this area are valid for the current document only.

Use printer metrics for document formatting applies printer metrics for printing and for formatting the display on the screen. If this box is not checked, a printer-independent layout is used for screen display and printing.

Add spacing between paragraphs in the current document calculates the paragraph spacing in Impress exactly as Microsoft PowerPoint does. Microsoft PowerPoint adds the bottom spacing of a paragraph to the top spacing of the next paragraph to calculate the total spacing between both paragraphs. Impress normally uses only the larger of the two spacings.

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