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OpenOffice Impress User Guide
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Setting up interaction with a shape or image

You can associate with a shape or an image some action to be performed when the user clicks on it. To create an interaction:

  1. Select the graphic object for which an interaction will be created.

  2. When the green handles show, select from the Drawing toolbar (Figure 63) the Interaction button or right-click on the object and select Interaction from the pop-up menu.

  3. The dialog shown in Figure 77 is displayed. Select the interaction type and the parameters (if applicable). Click OK to close the dialog.


To remove an interaction from a graphic object follow the steps 1–5, above taking care to select No action as the interaction type at step 4.

The possible actions and their parameters are described in Table 2.

Table 2: Interactions and their parameters

Interaction type


Go to Previous slide

No parameters.

Go to Next slide

No parameters.

Go to First slide

No parameters.

Go to Last slide

No parameters.

Go to Page or Object

Specify the target from the list in the Target box. You can search for a specific target in the Document box at the bottom of the screen.

Go to Document

Select the document in the Document box. Use the Browse button to open a file picker dialog. If the document to be opened is in Open Document Presentation format, the target list will be populated allowing the selection of the specific target in the document.

Play sound

Select the file containing the sound to be played. Use the Browse button to open a file picker dialog.

Run program

Select the program to execute. Use the Browse button to locate it.

Run Macro

Select a macro that will run during the presentation. Use the Browse button to open the macro browser dialog.

Exit presentation

When the mouse is clicked over the graphic object, the presentation will terminate.

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