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OpenOffice Impress 3.x Guide
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Using templates from other sources

If you have created your own templates, or imported templates from another location, they are probably stored in the My Templates folder in the Templates and Documents – Templates window. Templates installed using the Extension Manager may be installed in their own folders. You can use them in the same way as the templates installed with OOo.

See Importing a template for information on importing templates into OOo.

Installing templates using the Extension Manager

The Extension Manager provides an easy way to install collections of templates, graphics, macros, or other add-ins that have been “packaged” into files with a .OXT extension.

Although individual extensions can be found in different places, the official extension repository is at Some extensions are free of charge; others are available for a fee. Check the descriptions to see what licenses and fees apply to the ones that interest you.

For more about the Extension Manager and some extensions of interest to Impress users, see Chapter 11 (Setting up and Customizing Impress).

To install a collection templates packaged as an extension:

  1. Download the extension and save it anywhere on your computer.
  2. In OOo, select Tools > Extension Manager from the menu bar. In the Extension Manager dialog, click Add.
  3. A file browser window opens. Find and select the extension you want to install and click Open. The extension begins installing. You may be asked to accept a license agreement.
  4. When the installation is complete, the extension is listed in the Extension Manager dialog.

The slide masters from the templates will now appear in the list of Available Master Pages in the Tasks Pane.

Image:Tip.png To get extensions that are listed in the repository, you can open the Extension Manager and click the Get more extensions here link. You do not need to download them separately as in step 1 above.

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