IMPRESS is the presentation feature in OpenOffice. A presentation is pages that can be seen on the computer screen as normal and, with the use of a projector, the page can be seen on the wall or on an external screen. Normally, a laptop is used since it has good portability. Impress is like a SLIDE SHOW. One page after the other is projected. A page that is projected is called a SLIDE. The following can be included in a Slide: 1. Animation 2. 3-D graphics 3. Bullets and Numbered Lists 4. All the normal stuff that is in a word processor (Writer) and in spreadsheets such as bold, colors, text alignment, borders, drawing, templates (master slide) , etc. Notes can be added to a slide that are not projected but can be seen by the presenter.
Use A Template
1. OpenOffice has two ready-made templates, Introducing A New Product and Recommendation Of A Strategy. 2. Click File > New > Presentation > From Template. (Part 1 of Window 1 of the “Presentation Wizard” appears.)
3. If not already selected, select Introducing a New Product. Click Next (Part 2 of Window 1 of the "Presentation Wizard" appears.)
4. In the dialog box under Select a slide design, click Presentation if it is not already selected. (Window 2 of the "Presentation Wizard" appears. Note that "Introducing a New Product" is highlighted. If you prefer another background than the default, under "Select a slide design", click "Presentation backgrounds" and select your choice.) In the dialog box under Select an output medium, click Slide.
5. Click Next. (Window 3 of "Presentation Wizard" appears.) Under Select a slide transition, use the default for Effect and Speed. Under Select Presentation Type, click Automatic. In the Duration of pages dialog box, type 11 in the seconds place. In the Duration of pause, type 11 in the seconds place. (Highlight and type the numbers or use the to select a number. The format for the numbers is: 00.00.11. The "hours setting" is before the first decimal (period). The "minutes setting" is before the second decimal. The "seconds setting" is before the third decimal.)
6. Note: If you use the default settings, click Create and you have your presentation ready for pictures, text. Etc.
7. Under Describe your basic ideas, in the dialog box under What is your name or the name of your company?, type The Save Time Company. In the dialog box under What is the subject of your presentation?, type A New Watch. In the dialog box under Further ideas to be presented, type Use the Stopwatch Function and Use The Date Function. 8. Click Next. (Window 4 of the 'Presentation Wizard" appears.)
9. Under Choose your pages, select what you want in your presentation or use the default settings. Click Create. (Note: "Next" is grayed. "Create" is the next step.)
10.Click Slide Transition if it is not already selected. To see your presentation that you just made, click Slide Show.
Save And Close Your Presentation
1. Click File > Save As. In the Save in: pull-down menu box, click My Documents (if it is not already selected). In the Save as type:" box, click OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) (if it is not already selected). 2. In the File name: box, type My Slide Show .
In the menu below the File name: dialog box.) 3.
Open And Use The Presentation Wizard
1. OpenOffice has two ready-made presentation templates. Click File > New > Presentation > From Template. click My Documents if it is not already there. To see your presentation that you just made. Introducing a New Product and Recommendation of a Strategy. (The "Open" window appears.3. (" My Slide Show" is saved. Click File > Open. click Slide Show.
Advanced And Beginner Users
This lesson is for both advanced and beginner users. " My Slide Show". The file. Click File > Close.)
To Watch "My Slide Show” at a Later Time
1. "My Slide Show" is still on the screen.) 2. This lesson will explain the Presentation Wizard by using one of the templates that comes with OpenOffice.) 4. Click Save. is no longer on the screen. (The file. ("My Slide Show" appears on your screen. In the menu below the "Look in:" dialog box. click My Slide Show. Click Slide Transition if it is not already selected. (Window 1 of the “Presentation Wizard”
Click Next. If you prefer another background than the default. click Presentation if it is not already selected. Note that "Introducing a New Product" is highlighted.) In the dialog box under Select a slide design.) 4. (Window 1 of the “Presentation Wizard” reappears. under "Select a slide design". In the dialog box under Select an output medium. click Slide. 5. click "Presentation backgrounds" and select your choice.)
3. Click Next. select Introducing a New Product.appears. If not already selected. (Window 2 of the "Presentation Wizard" appears.
type 11 in the seconds place. The "minutes setting" is before the second decimal. use the default for Effect and Speed. The "hours setting" is before the first decimal (period).) Under Select a slide transition. Under Select Presentation Type. (Window 3 of "Presentation Wizard" appears.6.00. In the Duration of pages dialog box.)
. (Highlight and type the numbers or use the to select a number. The "seconds setting" is before the third decimal.11. click Automatic. The format for the numbers is: 00. type 11 in the seconds place. In the Duration of pause. Click Next.
Note: If you use the default settings. type The Save Time Company. Under Describe your basic ideas. type Use the Stopwatch Function and Use The Date Function. (Window 4 of the 'Presentation Wizard" appears. Click Next.
8. 9. In the dialog box under Further ideas to be presented. type A New Watch. In the dialog box under What is the subject of your presentation?. in the dialog box under What is your name or the name of your company?.)
. Etc. click Create and you have your presentation ready for pictures.7. text.
To see your presentation that you just made.
. (Note: "Next" is grayed.)
11. click Slide Show.Under Choose your pages.Click Slide Transition if it is not already selected. "Create" is the next step. select what you want in your presentation or use the default settings. Click Create.10.
click My Slide Show. Click File > Close.) 3. In the Save as type:" box. click My Documents (if it is not already selected). " My Slide Show".) 2. type My Slide Show . 3. 2. Click File > Save As. click Slide Show.Save And Close Your Presentation
1. To see your presentation that you just made. Click File > Open. In the Save in: pull-down menu box. In the menu below the File name: dialog box. is no longer on the screen. In the menu below the "Look in:" dialog box. Click Save.)
To Watch "My Slide Show” at a Later Time
1. click My Documents if it is not already there. ("My Slide Show" appears on your screen. In the File name: box. The file. click OpenDocument Presentation (. (" My Slide Show" is saved. (The "Open" window appears.) 4.odp) (if it is not already selected). (The file. Click Slide Transition if it is not already selected.
. "My Slide Show" is still on the screen.
You make your presentation automatically restart as follows:
1. This will be how long it takes before the slide show restarts. a stand set up at a trade show.
. Then set the time in Seconds. You might also create a small presentation for use before a main event and have it playing before the event starts. Under the Type choose Auto. Click on Slide Show – Slide Show Settings. for example.
2. 3. This is useful if you have.Restart A Presentation Automatically
You can make your Impress presentations restart automatically after a specific time which you set.
2. The quickest way to use this Step-By-Step tutorial is just to read it online. Do a step. 3. Print this tutorial. You will need to manually set the transition settings using Open Office Impress (Presentation). b. When opening a PowerPoint presentation using OpenOffice. 2.Slide Show Settings “Slide Show” window appears. Click File – Open and choose the file you want to open. you can save in MS PowerPoint format and the transitions will work for both PowerPoint and Open Office Presentations. Open a You should now be seeing the first slide of the presentation.
Different Ways To Use This Tutorial
1. Once you have set the transitions.
. c. If you do not have a PowerPoint file.Introduction
This tutorial converts Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations to Sun Office or OpenOffice Impress Presentations. Click Slide Show . the slide transition settings do not always convert and are not applied.
Convert PowerPoint to Impress Presentation
1. a. Read a step. If you already have a PowerPoint file. PowerPoint file in Impress OR open the Sample Presentation file. use that file with this tutorial. See what happens on the computer screen. click here to get a “Sample Presentation” file.
select how long this slide appears before the next slide will appear. ensure that “Change slides manually” and “Change Slides by Clicking on background” are NOT checked. In the Advance The Duration box is below the "Automatically after" button. click Automatically after. Show Under Tasks. Click Slide “Slide Transition” window opens. slide box.Activity
3. Under Options. the first slide is seen 5. If using a projector. Click OK. Click Slide 1 tab The first slide appears on the computer screen.
4. click Slide Transition if it is not already available.
Do this by clicking on the Duration box. In the Save in: " pulldown menu box. Click File > Save As.Activity
00:00:05 means 5 seconds. 8. 02:00:00 means 2 hours. click My at the edge of the Duration box to enter a time. Click the Apply To All Slides button. Highlight the "sec" and type 00:00:05 OR Click on the 7.
Create The Fontwork
1. In the File name: box. type Cats. To open Impress. The file.odp) (if it is not already selected). 10.
" Cats" is saved. The file. click OpenDocument Presentation (. The Drawing toolbar appears at the bottom of the screen. "Cats" is still on the screen.Click Save. click File > New > Presentation. is no longer on the screen.
. Click View > Toolbars > Drawing. 11.Click File > Close. 2. Use a blank presentation or load one of your previously saved presentations. " Cats". In OpenOffice. In the Save as type:" pull-down menu box. double click on the desktop icon. 3. 9. .Activity
Documents (if it is not already selected).
The Fontwork Gallery appears. to the word that you want to use and also to resize it. Click on the Fontwork Gallery Icon from the Drawing Toolbar
It looks like a box with an A in the middle and a handle on top.
5. Fontwork. and double click. Choose a Font from the selection by "Fontwork' appears on the page in very large text. Fontwork. Click anywhere on the page except on the Fontwork to accept the changes. 6.
. You can either add to the word that is there or replace it with your own word or words. Start by putting your pointer on the word. putting your pointer on it and clicking and then click on OK. 7. 8. You will need to change the word. You will notice that a smaller version of the word Fontwork now appears.Activity
The "Fontwork Gallery Toolbar" appears. click the Fontwork Alignment icon. Use the Fontwork Toolbar to change the style of your Fontwork Word in the following steps.
. you might want to resize it and/or change the style of the word. 3. Or Move The Fontwork
Once you have your new word on the page. To align it on the page. Change The Style.
The menu appears.
1. You can also move the word to any part of the page by clicking and holding the left mouse button and dragging and dropping it anywhere you like. You can resize the Fontwork by using the resizing handles located at the edges of the box in the same way as you do with pictures or Clip Art in other programs. The menu gives you five choices.
click on the Fontwork Gallery Icon.
The "Fontwork Gallery" window appears.Activity
4. To change to a completely different type of word. To change the Fontwork Character Spacing. click on the Fontwork Character Spacing icon. The menu gives you the Fontwork Gallery window with different options . The menu gives you several options.
. The menu appears.
8. To make all the letters the same There is no menu but the letters will change to be the same height. click on the Fontwork Shape icon. The menu give you various shapes that you can use. Letter Heights icon.
7. To change the Fontwork Shape.
The menu appears. Now practice your Fontwork by inserting several words onto the page and moving them around.
6. click the Fontwork Same height.
Click the Custom Animation tab. Create a New Blank Slide. Insert a picture from the Gallery or from a file on your computer. Click on it so that the resize boxes appear at the edges. In the Custom Animation window.
3. On the right menu window. click on Custom Animation.
2. click Entrance tab > Pinwheel > OK.
The "Custom Animation" window appears. You can use the picture in the right column by clicking on it so that the handles appear at the edges and copying it to the blank slide.
. To see it again. You will see the Pinwheel effect if you have a check mark in the box by the Automatic preview. scroll down to select Play on the Custom Animation window.
Click File > Save As. Click File > Save As. 2. In the Save in: " pull-down menu box. click My
5. Watch what happens to your picture whenever you click on one of the choices from the list! You can also make changes using Emphasis – Exit – Motion
Save File For Future Use
click the name of your Presentation. The name of the file will be "Funny Cats". Activity Explanation 1.
Automate Slides In Your Presentation
Once you have created your Impress Presentation you might now want to automate the slides so that you don't have to click the mouse to move to the next slide every time. 4.
The "Tasks" window is on the right side of your "Impress Presentation" screen. Click File > Open . click My Documents if it is not already there. Your Presentation appears on your screen. "Funny Cats" appears at the top of the screen. In the menu below the File name: dialog box. In the Tasks window. In the menu below the Look in: dialog box.
. click OpenDocument Presentation (. In “File name:” box.Documents if it is not already selected. The "Open" window appears. Click File > Close.odp) if it is not already selected. In the Save as type:" pull-down menu box. click Slide Transition. . type "Funny Cats". 3. 2. The document is no longer on the screen.
Click for the speed of the transition. If you want to change the speed or the type of transition you simply apply the process again.
Click the to scroll to Fast in the dialog box to In the "Speed "dialog box.Activity Under Apply to selected slides. The choices are "Slow". you can take control pressing keys or clicking the mouse buttons. Once a slide show is running. Click Automatically after in the dialog box below Advance slide. Fast. Press F5 to view your presentation to see if you have the speed and format the way you want it. and "Fast". Click Apply to All Slides.
Showing a Slide Show
Different ways exist to start a slide show. to set the You can also highlight the number in the dialog box and type the number of seconds. click the to scroll to select a transition like Wipe Down or Wipe right.
. Click the Seconds to 5sec. you have three choices the right of Speed under Modify transition. "Medium".
click Slide Transition to open that tab page. If you want all shows to start from the current slide instead of the first slide.By default. 2. Click Apply to All Slides. 3. 1. to start the file filename.odp from the command prompt. To advance to the first slide. On the Task Pane. In the Type area. For example. after all slides have been shown. Press Esc to abort the show before the end.General and click Always with current page.odp
. you must set the slide show to repeat automatically. enter the following command: soffice -show filename. followed by the parameter -show and an Impress filename. When you create a new slide show using the Presentation Wizard. choose Tools . you must assign a slide transition to each slide. In the Advance slide area. you can select the duration of slides and of the pause. 1.org Impress .OpenOffice. click Automatically after. click Auto and select a pause time between shows. You can also right-click to open a context menu with useful commands. The feature can assist you to get the timing right.org from a command prompt. You advance manually through slides up to the last slide. • Click to advance to the next effect or to the next slide. on the third wizard page.
Running a slide show from a file
You can start OpenOffice. Many more keys are available to control a slide show.Options . and select a time duration.
Showing an automatic slide show (kiosk mode)
For an automatic change to the next slide. You can change these settings. a slide show always starts with the first slide.Slide Show to run the show. You can assign a different time for every slide to advance to the next slide. Choose Slide Show .Slide Show Settings. 2.
Running a Slide Show
• Choose Slide Show .
and that filename. The number of the hidden slide is crossed out. 2. go to Slide Sorter. To create a copy of a selected slide. To apply a transition effect to a slide 1. hold down Ctrl while you drag. To apply the same transition effect to more than one slide 1. select the slide preview on the Slides Pane. select one or more slides. If you want. and then choose Show/Hide Slide. right-click the slide.
Changing the Slide Order
Do one of the following: • Choose View . Select a slide transition from the list. you can use the Zoom toolbar 2.Normal or Notes. • Choose View .
Animating Slide Transitions
You can apply a special effect that plays when you display a slide. select the slide that you want to add the transition effect to. select a slide. and then choose Show/Hide Slide. To show the slide. right-click the slide. click the small icon underneath the slide on the Slides Pane.Slide Sorter. hold down shift and click on the slides. To temporarily remove a slide from your presentation. The mouse pointer changes to a plus sign. To preview the transition effect for a slide.
.This assumes that soffice is in the program path of your system. In Slide Sorter view.odp is located in the current directory. click Slide Transition. click Slide Transition. and then drag the slides to another location. Select a slide transition from the list. • Choose View . to change the view magnification for the slides. select the slides that you want to add the transition effect to.Outline. 3. 3. On the Tasks pane. You can also drag a copy of a slide into another open OpenOffice.org Impress document. On the Tasks pane. and then drag the slide preview to another location. You can preview the transition effect in the document window. and then drag the slide to another location. In Normal view. To select multiple slides.
Locate the image you want to import click Open. the image you imported will be in the Bitmap 3. choose View . For a background fill. To change the background fill of a single slide. or a bitmap image. select Bitmap. In the Fill area. choose View .
. Choose Format . 2. and then click on the Background tab.Normal. and then select AutoFit. and then ch Format . To use a color. and set the Size. and then click on the Background tab. Select Gradient. or you can tile the image to produce a patterned background.Area. close the Page Setup dialog. and then click a hatching style in the list. and then click an image in the list. and then click Import.
If you want to use a custom image for the slide background. 2. Click OK. Select Hatching. gradient. select Tile. 2. 3. If you want to change the background fill for all of the slides. a gradient. do one of the following: Select Color. and then click a gradient style in the list. Choose No Transition in the listbox on the Tasks pane. Position. In the Fill area. Choose Format .Page. and Offset options for the image. Click OK. clear the Tile check box in the Position area. In Slide Sorter View. 1. To use an image for the slide background You can display an entire image as a slide background.To remove a transition effect 1. or hatching pattern for the slide background 1. you can use hatching.
Changing the Slide Background Fill
You can change the background color or the background fill of the current slide or all of the slides in your document. Do one of the following: To display the entire image as the background.Page. This modification is only valid for the current presentation document.Slide Master. and then click a color in the list. 4. When you return to the Background tab. To tile the image on the background. select the slides that you want to remove the transition effect from.Master . Click the Bitmaps tab.
2. Choose View . Click OK.Templates . Choose File . You can change the order of the slides in your custom slide show. Choose Tools .OpenOffice. Select the show you want to start from the list. Click Start.Save to save the document as a template. by dragging and dropping the slides under Selected Slides.
Options for Running a Slide Show
To always start a slide show from the current slide: 1. Choose Format . 3. 2. In the Start presentation area.Page to change the slide background. Choose Slide Show . select Use Custom Slide Show. 3.Custom Slide Show.org Impress .Normal to close the master view. 4. 5. Objects that you add here will be visible on all slides that are based on this slide master.
If you want the selected custom slide show to start when you click the Slide Show icon on the Presentation toolbar.General. 3. select the Always with current page check box. Enter a name for the template. Click New and enter a name for your slide show in the Name box. select the slides you want to add to your slide show.Options .Slide Master to change to the slide master. Hold down Shift to select a range of slides. Choose View .
. Now you can use the Presentation Wizard to open a new presentation based on your new template. 2.Custom Slide Shows.To save a new slide master as a template 1. To create a custom slide show: 1. Choose Slide Show . and click the >> button. or choose other formatting commands. or when you press F5. Do not change the category from "My Templates".
Creating a Custom Slide Show
You can create custom slide shows to meet the needs of your audience using slides within the current presentation. To start a custom slide show: 1. Under Existing Slides.Master . or Ctrl to select multiple slides. 2.
start the show using a special icon. the timing will be as recorded. The slide is not removed from your document.Show/Hide Slide. Choose Slide Show .org assists you in defining the right rehearse timings for automatic slide changes. tell your imaginary audience what you want to tell for the first slide.org records the display time for each slide.Show/Hide Slide.Slide Sorter. so the next time you play the show with automatic slide changes. Choose View . OpenOffice. click the slide. Choose View .
Zooming With the Keypad
You can use the keypad to quickly enlarge or reduce the view on your slide. You see the first slide. • To zoom out.
To hide a slide: 1. Prepare the slides. but not the timer. click the timer. then advance to the next slide and so on. you can hold down Ctrl and turn the wheel to change the zoom factor in all main modules of OpenOffice.
Rehearse Timings of Slide Changes
. press the Plus Sign.Do not select this option if you want to run a custom slide show. • To zoom in. and then select the hidden slide(s) that you want to show. To show a hidden slide: 1. Start the show with the Rehearse Timings icon and a timer in the bottom corner. When it's time to advance to the next slide. press the Minus Sign. and switch to Slide Sorter View. To keep the default setting for this slide.Slide Sorter. To record a show with rehearse timings 1. and then select the slide(s) that you want to hide. 2. Continue for all slides in your presentation. in the Slide View bar.
3. Open a presentation. 2. Choose Slide Show .
If you are using a mouse with a scroll wheel. 2.
then click OK. All documents that you print from now on will use the changed options. Choose Slide Show . the file size is much smaller.
To apply an animation effect to an object:
1.to define options for reducing data while printing directly to a printer Print to file . OpenOffice. click the Play button. for gradients. and when you print to a file.Print. The settings can be defined differently for printing directly to the printer or for printing to a file. But the printing time is substantially shorter. on many printers you will not see a reduction of printing quality. To preview the animation. Choose Tools . Print your document.OpenOffice. 5. click Add.to define options for reducing data while printing to a file 3.
To apply and edit a motion path effect:
An object can be animated to move along a motion path. In the Custom Animation dialog. or "Freeform Line". Click an effect. select the object you want to animate. Click Auto and OK. and then select an animation effect. On a slide in Normal view. click a tab page to choose from a category of effects. Click one of the following settings options: Printer . If you select "Curve". then click OK. 2.
Animating Objects in Presentation Slides
You can apply preset animation effects to objects on your slide. Editing motion paths
. "Polygon".Custom Animation. If you want the whole presentation to auto-repeat. 3.org has recorded the display time for each slide. 2. or for bitmaps.4. Select any combination of the four options. If the drawing is finished and not canceled. 1. When you reduce the data.org . You can reduce data for transparency. You can use predefined or your own motion paths.Slide Show Settings.Options . the created path is removed from the document and inserted as a motion path effect. the dialog closes and you can draw your own path.
Printing faster with Reduced Data
You can decide to reduce the data necessary to print your document. Save your presentation. 4. open the menu Slide Show .
Click Remove. Enter the number of seconds you want the frame to display in the Duration box (middle box).If the Custom Animation Panel is visible. A motion path can be selected by clicking on the path. select Bitmap object. 6. • Click the Apply Objects Individually button to create a separate animation frame for each of the selected objects. therefore animations with consecutive paths can be created easily. The animation effect is achieved by rotating through the static frames that you create. 2. 3.Points or by pressing F8. Use the animation timeline to specify the duration for displaying a frame and the number of times an animation sequence is presented (looping). OpenOffice. Select an object or group of objects that you want to include in your animation and choose Insert . A double click on a path starts the point edit mode. text objects.
If you create a bitmap animation (animated GIF).
To remove an animation effect from an object:
1. Do one of the following: • Click the Apply Object button to add a single object or a group of objects to the current animation frame.
To create an animated GIF: 1. Repeat the last two steps for each frame in your animation. and graphic objects (images) on your slides to make your presentation more interesting. the motion paths of all effects of the current slide are drawn as a transparent overlay on the slide. you can assign a delay time to each frame. The point edit mode can also be started by Edit .Animated Image. 4. Choose Slide Show .Custom Animation. Enter a frame number in the Image Number box (left box). 5.org Impress provides you with a simple animation editor where you can create animation images (frames) by assembling objects from your slide. 3. it can be moved and resized like a shape.
. and spec the number of times the animation is played. In the Animation Group area. All paths are visible all the time. 2.
Creating Animated GIF Images
You can animate drawing objects. select the object from which to remove the effect. A selected path will support handles. On a slide in Normal view.
8.Graphics Interchange Format (.gif) in the File type list. 9. enter a name. To cycle through the objects in reverse order. • To select an object that is covered by another object using the keyboard. press Tab to cycle through the objects on the slide. 2. OpenOffice. Select an alignment option for the objects in the Alignment box. 4. hold down Alt+Shift when you click. hold down Alt and click through the objects until you reach the underlying object. 7. Click the Selection check box to export the selected object. 3.
Selecting Underlying Objects
• To select an object that is covered by other objects. Locate where you want to save the animated GIF.org can convert 2D objects to the following object types: • Curved object based on Bézier curves • Polygon object consisting of straight line segments • 3D object with shading and a light source • 3D rotation object with shading and a light source
. To cycle through the objects in reverse order. 5. Click Create.Export. Polygons. Select the number of times you want the animation sequence to repeat in the Loop count box (right box). Select an animated object on your slide. press Shift+Tab.
Exporting Animations in GIF Format
1.You can preview your animation by using the controls to the left of the Image Number box. and 3D Objects
You can convert two dimensional (2D) objects to create different shapes. Choose File .
Converting 2D Objects to Curves. and then click Save. Select GIF . and not the entire slide.
Right-click the object and choose Convert . 1. into a slide. Select a 2D object on the slide or page. 2. Right-click the object and choose Convert . click the Points icon on the Drawing toolbar. Click the Extrusion On/Off icon on the Drawing bar. Select "Text" or "HTML Document" as the File type.To 3D Rotation Object To edit the properties of the 3D object. and drag the
To convert a 2D object to a 3D object: 1. To edit the properties of the 3D object. You can also drag the control points of a handle to modify the shape of the curve.To Polygon. choose Insert . 2.File. To convert a text object to 3D. including text in HTML documents. To convert a 2D object to a polygon: 1.
Importing HTML Pages Into Presentations
You can import any text file. use the Line and Filling toolbar and the 3D Settings toolbar. 2. Select a 2D object on the slide or page. 2. Right-click the object and choose Convert . use the Line and Filling toolbar and the 3D Settings toolbar. In the slide where you want to insert the text. Select a 2D object on the slide or page. use the Fontwork icon toolbar.To convert an object to a curved shape: 1. 2. Select a 2D object on the slide or page. on the Drawing
To convert a 2D object to a 3D rotation object: A 3D rotation object is created by rotating the selected object around its vertical axis. To modify the shape of the object.
. To insert text from a file into a slide: 1. click the Points icon handles of the object. and drag the handles of the object.To 3D. on the Drawing toolbar. You can rotate the 2D object before converting it to create a more complex shape.To Curve. or right-click the object and choose Convert . To modify the shape of the object.
and then click Save. 3.Area. you can add or delete elements from a list.htm).org provides several lists that you can load and use in your document. and then click Open.org Impress) (. Repeat steps 1 to 3 until all of the text is on slides. 2. 3. and then click Export. Open the presentation that you want to save in HTML format. and then click the Gradients tab. If the text file contains more text than can be inserted into a single slide. Locate the gradient list that you want to load. To load a gradient list: 1. Choose Insert – Slide. Follow the instructions in the HTML Export Wizard.Area. 5. A
. 4. Choose File . Locate the file containing the text that you want to add.soc. Gradient. Choose Format . gradients. 3. To save a color list. Enter a File name. Choose Format . The CMYK list is optimized for print colors.Export.3. click the Save Color List button. 4. Click the Load Gradients List button. and Hatching Lists
You can use lists to organize colors. If you want. Double-click in the inserted text to enter edit mode. enter a filename. Set the File type to HTML Document (OpenOffice. and then click the Colors tab. Click the Load Color List button. 2. A color list file has the format [filename]. whereas the colors in the Web and the HTML lists are optimized for displays using a resolution of 256 colors. 3. and then click Insert.
Saving a Presentation in HTML Format
1. Locate the color list that you want to load.html.. or even create custom lists. 2. and then press Ctrl+V. To load a color list: 1. and then click Open. Select all of the text that lies below the visible slide area and press Ctrl+X. you can divide the text over several slides. 1. 2. OpenOffice. or hatching patterns.
Choose Format . Locate the hatches list that you want to load.gradient list file has the format [filename]. and then click the Hatching tab.
Default printer settings
• To set the default printing options for OpenOffice. 2. enter a filename. and then click OK. To load a line styles file: 1. 2. click the Save Hatches List button. Locate the file containing the line styles that you want to load.sod. and then click Save. click the Save Gradients List button. or even create a custom style file. and then click OK. Click the Load Line Styles button. and then click Save. 3.org Impress. To load an arrow styles file: 1.sog. and then click OK. Choose Format .Line. Click the Load Arrow Styles button. A hatches list file has the format [filename]. To load a hatching list: 1. click the Save Line Styles button. 2. Choose Format . choose Tools . and then click Open.Line. enter a filename. enter a filename. and then click the Line Styles tab. you can add or delete elements from a style file.Options .org provides a few standard style files that you can load and use in your document. and then click OK. enter a filename. 3.
Loading Line and Arrow Styles
You can use styles to organize similar line and arrow types. If you want. To save a line styles file. 3.sod.Area.
.Print. To save an arrow styles file. To save a hatches list. To save a gradients list. click the Save Arrow Styles button.org Impress . Click the Load Hatches List button.OpenOffice. and then click the Arrow Styles tab. Locate the file containing the line styles that you want to load.soh. The file has the format [filename]. OpenOffice. The file has the format [filename].
3. 2. 2.
. Choose File . 5.Slide Sorter. if you want to number the handout pages. 3.
Printing handouts or notes
1. Click the Contents listbox and select the type of contents to print.Print. select the "Handout" entry from the Content listbox. Click Options.Setting printer options for the current presentation
1. Click Notes and Handouts to enter the header and footer text for handouts. You see four areas on this dialog with check boxes for Header. 2.org Impress . Choose View . 4.Options OpenOffice. Select the number of slides to print per page of paper.
Defining print options for handouts
1. Choose File . and then select the printer options. Click the Handout tab. Hold down Shift. 3. Choose File .
If you want another layout of the slides on the printed paper pages. Enter text for header. You see a preview of layouts of one to nine slides per page. use the mouse to move the slides around the Handout view. and click the range of slides that you want to print. footer. but the text that you entered will be printed. These settings override the default printer options in Tools . 2. Check the Page number box. These four areas correspond to the four areas in the corners of the handout master view. Choose File . Choose Insert .Print. 2. The fields in the handout master view on screen are not updated. and Page number. Click Apply to All.Print. Date and time. and date. Select Handouts or Notes and select the number of slides to print on each page of paper.Print for the current print job only.
Choosing a print layout for handouts
1.Page Number to open the Header and Footer dialog box. On the Print dialog. Footer.
Printing a range of slides
1. Ensure the Header check box is enabled if you want your header text to be printed.Print. 3.
click Pages. select a Format. and click OK. 5.4. The slide is resized to fit the printed page.Open. select the Fit object to paper format check box. In the Print range area. Choose File . 1. which guides you through the operation. specify whether to convert documents and/or templates. If you always want the file dialogs to show another format by default.General in the Standard file format area.Wizards .Options Load/Save . 3. Choose File . 4. 2.Document Converter. In Normal View.Load/Save . 2. select that format in Tools . In the Paper format area. and then click the Page tab.
Converting all documents of a folder
Open the wizard.
Saving Documents in Other Formats
1. In Layout settings area.
Printing a Slide to Fit a Paper Size
You can reduce the size of a slide when you print. to copy and convert all documents from Microsoft Word. You will see the Save as dialog.Page. • Choose File . 3. You can select a source and target directory. so that the slide can fit on a printed page.
Opening documents saved in other formats
You can open a document saved in another format by using the following procedure: 1. 2. while maintaining the relative positions of the objects on the slide.
. choose Tools . Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint into OpenDocument file format documents. Enter a name in the File name box and click Save. Select a format from the Files of type list. Enter the slide numbers you want to print. Click OK. 3. Select a file name and click Open. 5. If you want the file dialogs to offer another file format as default. Open the document that you want to print.General and select that format as Standard file format.Save as. and more besides. choose Format . In the Save as type or File type list box.Options . select the desired format.
org. 2.org Impress AutoLayouts use placeholders for slide titles. press Ctrl+F6. or in your desktop system.
OpenOffice.org. the drawing tool opens a sub toolbar. OpenOffice.Customize .org Impress uses the same shortcut keys as OpenOffice.org Impress commands as well as to navigate through the workspace.
To Select an Object
If you press Ctrl+Enter after you reach the last placeholder in a slide. If there is an arrow next to the icon. Press the Right arrow key until you reach the toolbar icon of a drawing tool. press Shift+F10. The new slide uses the same layout as the current slide. in T . then press the Right or Left key to select an icon. press Ctrl+F2. To choose a command from the context menu for the object. text.org Draw to create drawing objects. To select a placeholder. Keys that are assigned to the desk system are not available to OpenOffice. press Ctrl+Enter again. 5.org Impress
Some of the shortcut keys may be assigned to your desktop system. Press F6 to navigate to the Drawing bar. You can use the keyboard to access OpenOffice. 4.Using Shortcut Keys in OpenOffice. Try to assign different keys either for OpenOffice. You can use the arrow keys to position the object where you want. To move to the next placeholder. Advance to the next slide or to the next animation effect Spacebar
. The object is created at the center of the current document. 2. Press Tab until you reach the object you want to select. press Ctrl+Enter. and objects. Press Ctrl+F6 to enter the document.
To Create and Edit a Drawing Object
1. Press the Up or Down arrow key to open the sub toolbar.Keyboard. a new slide is inserted after the curren slide. To return to the document. Press Ctrl+Enter.
During a Slide Show
To start a slide show.
Groups can be temporary or assigned: • Temporary . line size. use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide(s) that you want to add. press Enter to change the keyboard focus to the workspace.group only lasts as long as all of the combined objects are selected. 3. Select Before or After the current slide. Navigate to the slide where you want to move the slide. Select Before or After the current slide. Selecting and deselecting slides Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to select. and then click OK.
You can combine several objects into a group so that they act as a single object. You can move and transform all objects in a group as a single unit. press F6 to navigate to the workspace. and then press the Spacebar. To deselect a slide. and then press Ctrl+V. To add to the selection. and then press Enter. 2.
. Moving a slide: 1. and then press Enter. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to move. You can also change the properties (for example. Copying a slide: 1. and then press Ctrl+V. Move to the slide where you want to paste the copied slide. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the slide that you want to copy. and press Spacebar again. and then press Ctrl+X.Advance to the next slide without playing object animation effects Alt+PageDown Return to previous slide Alt+PageUp Go to a specific slide Type the page number of the slide. and then press Ctrl+C. navigate to the slide. Otherwise. 3.
When you first switch to Slide Sorter. and then press Spacebar. and then click OK. fill color) of all objects in a group as a whole or for individual objects in a group. 2.
double-click anywhere outside it. 2.Links and click the Break Link button. go to Edit . To embed graphics that were first inserted as links. To exit a group.group lasts until it is ungrouped through a menu command. To group objects: Select the objects you want to group and choose Modify Group. Editing. If the Link box is marked. Click the Link box if you want a link to the original file. If the Link box is not marked. Choose Insert .org Writer.Picture .• Assigned . you can group all of the objects in a company logo to move and resize the logo as a single object. selecting any part of the group selects the entire group. Double-click a group to enter it and click on the object to select it.org Impress documents.From File. you are always working with the copy created when the graphic was first inserted. After you have grouped objects. Select the file.org Draw and OpenOffice. Saving Bitmaps
A bitmap image can be inserted in OpenOffice.
Selecting Objects in a Group
You can select single objects in a group by entering the group. For example. Groups can also be grouped in other groups. 3. You can also add or delete objects to and from a group in this mode. 1. Actions applied to a group do not affect the relative position of the individual objects to each other in the group.org Calc.
Inserting. The objects that are not part of the group are grayed out. whenever the document is updated and loaded the bitmap image is reloaded. OpenOffice. In the File type box you can restrict the selection to certain file types. The editing steps that you have carried out in the local copy of the image in the document are re-applied and the image is displayed. OpenOffice.
Change the properties of the selected picture. Filters are applied to a picture only inside the document.org Impress.org Draw and OpenOffice. The Export dialog opens. In the File format field. for example. select these objects together with the bitmap. An embedded picture will always be saved or exported with filters applied. 4. 2. Select the bitmap image. to be exported with the image by pressing the shift key while selecting or by opening a selection frame around all objects. which you can use to select.
If you want to save in a format such as GIF. Choose File . even if you have inserted an image as a link. the Picture Bar offers you the tools for editing the image. If Selection is not marked. This is only possible in OpenOffice. The Save as Picture command in the context menu saves the picture without any filter effects. Right-click the picture and choose Picture from the submenu to open a properties dialog. A number of filters are located on the Graphic Filter toolbar. you must select and export the bitmap image.Export. for example GIF or JPEG. 1. The Picture Bar may look slightly different depending to the module you are using. Most filters can be applied multiple times to increase the filter effect. Only a local copy is edited in the document. the intensity of the filter. which you can open with the icon on the Picture Bar. you can add text and graphics. JPEG or TIFF. Click Open to insert the image. If you only want to export the selected objects.org Draw and OpenOffice. then click OK. The original picture file will not be changed by the filters. In OpenOffice. if the picture was inserted as a linked picture. Some of the filters open a dialog. The Export command writes the picture with all applied filter effects to a file.org Impress. 3. You can also select additional objects.
The Picture dialog 1.
Icons on the Picture bar When you select the bitmap image. mark the Selection box. 2. and export the selection as a new bitmap image.4. the entire page of the document is exported. select the file format you want.
. such as text.
double-click the Format Paintbrush icon . size.5. The cursor changes to a paint bucket. To exclude character formatting. and Background tab pages in the Format . selected Borders. Text Flow. hyperlinks. hold down Ctrl+Shift when you click. hold down Ctrl when you click.
. 3. position.Table dialog. selected the text contents of the object is also copied. and macros in the object are not copied. click the Format Paintbrush icon. 1. position. After you apply all the formatting. Select or click the text (in Writer) or object that you want to apply the formatting to. If you want to apply the formatting to more than one selection.Object dialogs. On the Standard Bar. but cursor is inside a text passage Text is selected Comment
Copies the formatting of the current paragraph and the character formatting of the next character in the text flow direction
Copies the formatting of the last selected character and of the paragraph that contains the character. 2. click the icon again. and macros in the frame are not copied. To exclude paragraph formatting. Enter a name for the file and click Export. Frame is selected Copies the frame attributes that are defined in Format Frame dialog. hyperlinks. The contents. Object is selected Copies the object formatting that is defined in the Format Graphics or Format . The following table describes the formatting attributes that the Format Paintbrush can copy: Type of Selection Nothing selected. size. linking. Select the text (in Writer) or object whose formatting you want to copy. Text within drawing Not supported object or within Calc cells is selected Writer table or cells are Copies the formatting that is specified in Table. In Impress and Draw. The contents.
Copying Formatting With the Format Paintbrush
You can use the Format Paintbrush tool to copy formatting from a text selection or object and apply the formatting to another text selection or object. Form control is selected Not supported Drawing object is Copies all formatting attributes.
2. You can remove direct formatting from your document by selecting the entire text with the shortcut keys Ctrl+A and then choosing Format .Default Formatting. on the other hand. Click the Outline tab to open outline view. One advantage is that when you change a Style.
Changing the Slide Background Fill
You can change the background color or the background fill of the current slide or all of the slides in
. This means modifying text or other objects. 3. are not applied to the text directly. Choose Format . The format applies only to the selected area and all changes must be made separately.
Removing all Direct Formatting in a OpenOffice. Choose Format .org Writer Document
1. such as frames or tables. it is referred to as "direct" formatting.org Calc Spreadsheet
1. Press Ctrl+A to select the whole text. Press Ctrl+A to select the whole text. Choose Format . 2. Styles.
Removing all Direct Formatting in a OpenOffice. Copies the formatting that is specified in the Format Cells dialog as well as the formatting of the cell contents
Undoing Direct Formatting for a Document
You can undo all formatting that has not been made by styles in a few steps.Default Formatting.Default Formatting.
Direct and Style Formatting
If you format a document without Styles. by applying various attributes directly. Press Ctrl+A to select the whole text.Default Formatting.org Presentation
1. but rather are defined in the Styles and Formatting window and then applied. all parts of the document to which that Style is assigned are modified at the same time. 2.Calc table or cells are selected
The paragraph and character formatting are also copied.
Removing all Direct Formatting in a OpenOffice. 3. While pressing the Shift key click the first and then the last sheet tab to select all sheets.
Select Gradient. 2. To save a new slide master as a template 1. Click OK. 3.Normal. To use an image for the slide background You can display an entire image as a slide background. This modification is only valid for the current presentation document. and Offset options for the image. and then click a hatching style in the list.Master . 2.
. 3. Objects that you add here will be visible on all slides that are based on this slide master. close the Page Setup dialog. gradient. If you want to change the background fill for all of the slides. 3. When you return to the Background tab. or you can tile the image to produce a patterned background. Choose Format . and then click a color in the list. Choose Format . a gradient. 4.Save to save the document as a template. and then select AutoFit. and then choose Format .Master . 1. the image you imported will be in the Bitmap list. In the Fill area. 4.Page to change the slide background.Slide Master. Position.your document. and then click Import. or hatching pattern for the slide background 1. choose View . and then click on the Background tab. Choose File . For a background fill.Page. select Tile. To use a color.Normal to close the master view.Slide Master to change to the slide master. In the Fill area. To tile the image on the background. Click the Bitmaps tab. Choose View . or a bitmap image. and then click a gradient style in the list. select Bitmap.Page. and set the Size. Choose View . or choose other formatting commands. clear the Tile check box in the Position area. 2. To change the background fill of a single slide.Area. Do one of the following: To display the entire image as the background. do one of the following: Select Color. Select Hatching. If you want to use a custom image for the slide background. and then click on the Background tab. choose View . Choose Format .Templates . you can use hatching. and then click an image in the list. Click OK. Locate the image you want to import and click Open.
You see the slide master with areas near the bottom. Click OK. If you want to change the position and formatting of the master objects. and slide numbers. Click the Normal tab to leave the handout master. Objects that you insert on a slide master are visible on all slides that are based on that slide master. and handouts. The text. you can change the font size or color.
Adding a Header or a Footer to All Slides
Every slide is based on a slide master.
. tables.Slide Master. and you can select the fields and apply some formatting.Header and Footer. or choose View . Choose View . you can move the Footer Area on the slide master to the top. Enter or select the contents that should be visible on all slides. You can also enter some text here which will be shown next to the fields. Enter a name for the template. You see a dialog with two tab pages: Slide and Notes and Handouts where you can enter contents to the predefined areas. By default.Master Slide Master.Normal. When you switch to the master view.Notes Master. the Slide number checkbox is cleared. You can select the contents of the areas and apply text formats. 1. but the text input box is empty. Click the Close Master View icon on the Master View toolbar. but the format is set to Fixed and the text input box is empty. click the Handout tab above the slide. so no date and time is visible on the slides. By default. or choose View . • To edit a slide master. By default.Master . you can move that areas to any position on the master. to leave the slide master. You can move the areas . A predefined Header Area is available only for notes and handouts. 2. For example. choose View . pictures. • To edit a notes master. If you want a header on all slides.Master . Now you can use the Presentation Wizard to open a new presentation based on your new template.5. You can enter additional text and resize the areas.
Adding predefined header or footer objects
Every type of master has some predefined areas to hold the date. notes. the Date and Time checkbox is enabled. Do not change the category from "My Templates". fields or other objects that you place on the slide master are visible as a background on all slides that are based on that slide master. to leave the notes master. choose View .Normal. footer. so no slide numbers are visible. Masters exist for slides. choose View . Click the Close Master View icon on the Master View toolbar. the Footer checkbox is enabled. • To edit a handout master. so no footer is visible on the slides. 3.
Click the Date Area and move the time and date field. to a header or footer by choosing Insert . Replace the default Fontwork text with your own text.Fontwork. 1. The same applies to the Footer Area and the Slide Number Area. choose View Toolbars .Slide Master. 2. 3. Click the Fontwork object. click the Fontwork Gallery icon. On the Drawing toolbar. 4. such as the date or page number. and clearing the Objects on background check box.Fields. In the Fontwork Gallery dialog.adds another Fontwork object • Fontwork Shape .
Fontwork For Graphical Text Art
You can use Fontwork to create graphical text art objects. Click an icon in the Fontwork toolbar. select a Fontwork style and click OK. 4. 5. 2. The Fontwork toolbar is displayed.Normal when you are finished.Master . If you do not see the Fontwork toolbar. You can also add fields. On the Drawing bar. You can hide the header or footer on the current slide by choosing Format Slide Layout. Double-click the object to enter text edit mode.edits the shape
. Select the <date/time> field and apply some formatting to change the format for the date and time on all slides. Drag in the slide master to draw a text object. Choose View . The Fontwork object is inserted into your document. Press Esc to exit text edit mode. 2. and then type or paste your text.
To create a Fontwork object
1. Choose View . The following icons are available: • Fontwork Gallery .4.
Adding text objects as header or footer objects
You can add a text object anywhere on the slide master. 3.
To edit a Fontwork object
1. select the Text icon .
Bézier curve segments and straight line segments can be joined to form more complex Bézier curves. and more. Moving a control point changes the shape of the Bézier curve. On the Drawing toolbar. Click the Fontwork object to select it. Three different transitions can be applied to join adjacent segments: • A symmetrical anchor point has the same line curvature on either side. fill style. If you are using a mouse with a scroll wheel. You can change the line width. • A corner anchor point has one or two independent control lines. • To zoom in.
Control points are only visible in "Edit Points" mode.
How to use the Curve tool
1.changes the character spacing and kerning
To edit more Fontwork attributes
1.aligns the text • Fontwork Character Spacing . line color.changes the height of characters • Fontwork Alignment .
The Curve icon on the Drawing toolbar opens a toolbar to draw Bézier curves. press the Plus Sign.
. Changing one side has no effect on the other side.org. open the Curves toolbar and select the Curve tool. and two control lines that move together as a straight line. • A smooth anchor point may have different line curvatures on either side. • To zoom out. which are called "anchors". fill color.• Fontwork Same Letter Heights . press the Minus Sign. The curvature of the Bézier curve is defined by control points ("handles"). The start point is a little bit larger than the other anchor points. you can hold down Ctrl and turn the wheel to change the zoom factor in all main modules of OpenOffice. Select the properties from the Drawing Object Properties toolbar. Bézier curves are defined by a start point and an end point.
Zooming With the Keypad
You can use the keypad to quickly enlarge or reduce the view on your slide. ancho points are represented by squares. 2. Control points are represented by circles.
How to use the Freeform Line tool
1. Move the pointer to where you want the curve segment to end. A control line connects a control point to a data point. drag the control point until you can see the data point. Do one of the following: • Double-click on the position of the end point to finish drawing the line. 5. Select a curved line. 2. 4. If a control point overlies the data point. Click where you want the curve to start. On the Drawing toolbar. The control line will indicate the direction. Move the mouse to draw the next segment. You can also modify the properties of the line by selecting the line and choosing Format . Release the mouse where the first control point should be. double-click the starting point of the line. • Click and drag in any direction to add a smooth anchor point. The data points are represented by squares and the control points by circles. and drag in the direction where you want the curve to go. To create a closed shape.
To view the data points and control points of a curved line. Release the mouse button to finish the line. Click where you want the curve to start. A con point might overlay a data point. Editing Curves A curved line segment consists of two data points (endpoints) and two control points (handles). The curve follows the pointer. Draw the freeform line as you would do with a pencil.
To adjust a curved line segment: 1. open the Curves toolbar and select the Freeform Line tool. • Drag a control point.2. or by dragging the control points to a different location. 3. Do one of the following: • Drag a data point to resize the line.Line. select the line. 4. 2. and then click the Points ic on the Drawing bar. and keep holding the mouse button down. • Click and release the mouse button to add an anchor point. The curve pulls in the direction that you drag the control point.
. and then click the Points icon on the Drawing Bar. Hold down Shift while you drag to restrict the direction to a 45 degree grid. You can change the shape of a curve by converting a data point to a different type. and then drag the data point.
On the Edit Points Bar. click the Smooth Transition icon on the Edit Points Bar. To convert a data point on a curved line: 1.To split a curved line: You can only split a curved line that has three or more data points. select the data point. and drag a short distance. Select a curved line. On the Edit Points Bar. Select a curved line. Click the point you want to delete. • To convert the data point to a symmetrical point.
To delete a data point: 1. Click the line where you want to add the point. • To convert the data point to a corner point. 2. click the Symmetric Transition icon on the Edit Points Bar. You can also copy and paste slides between presentations. 2. Select a curved line. click the Insert Points icon. 3. click the Delete Points icon. click the Close Bézier icon. Select a curved line. Select a data point. and then click the Points icon on the Drawing Bar. Click the data point you want to convert.
. 2. and then click the Split Curve icon on the Edit Points Bar. 1. and then click the Convert to Curve icon the Edit Points Bar. and then click the Points icon on the Drawing Bar. and do one of the following: • To convert the data point to a smooth point. 2. 2. Select a curved line. To create a closed shape: 1.
Copying Slides From Other Presentations
You can insert slides from another presentation into the current presentation. and then click the Points icon on the Drawing Bar.
If a data point does not have a control point. On the Edit Points Bar. To add a data point: 1. click the Corner Point icon on the Edit Points Bar. and then click the Points icon on the Drawing Bar. and then click the Points icon on the Drawing Bar.
File. Click the plus sign next to the icon for the presentation file. Open a presentation. 3. and then select the slide(s) that you want to insert.Copy. Right-double-click the table border to open the table's context menu. Click OK.you enter the data into the cells and apply fancy formatting using the Table Design section on the Tasks pane • Insert a new table as an OLE object or insert an existing file as an OLE object . Select the slide that you want the copied slide to follow.Normal. among other commands. 5. 4. Open the presentations that you want to copy and paste between. choose View . 2. Select the slide(s). To copy and paste slides between presentations: 1. 3.
Including Spreadsheets in Slides
You can apply different methods to insert spreadsheet cells into your Impress slides or Draw pages: • Insert a native table . 5.Table or use the Table icon on the Standard toolbar to insert a table. and then choose Edit . Use the context menu to insert or delete rows and columns. and choose View . and click Insert. 4.
Inserting a new spreadsheet as an OLE object
You can add a blank OpenOffice.To insert a slide from another presentation: 1. Go to the Impress slide or Draw page where you want to insert the table. and then choose View . Locate the presentation file containing the slide that you want to insert.Normal. Right-click a cell to open the context menu and choose additional commands regarding the cell's contents. 2. Double-click the table and enter or paste the data into the cells.org Calc spreadsheet to a slide as an OLE object. 5.
. Choose Insert . Choose Insert . In the presentation containing the slide(s) that you want to copy. 3.you can specify the link to a file to be a live link to the latest data saved in a spreadsheet file
Inserting a native table
1. 4. 2. Change to the presentation where you want to paste the slide(s). and then choose Edit – Paste.Slide Sorter.
Click OK.1. Click the object.
Inserting a spreadsheet from a file
When you insert an existing spreadsheet into your slide.
. and then click OK. The entire spreadsheet is inserted into your slide. inserting and deleting points.To Curve.org Spreadsheet. and click Search. click the spreadsheet.Object. 2.OLE. You can. Select Create from file. Click in the spreadsheet to enter your data. Enable the Link to file checkbox to insert the file as a live link. 4. right-click the border of the text object. Go to the slide where you want to insert the spreadsheet. If you want to change the sheet that is displayed. changes that are made to the original spreadsheet file are not updated on your slide. and then select a different sheet. If your text contains more than one character. 3. and then choose Convert . You can see all the Bézier points of the object. however. Double-click the group to edit individual objects. Click Create new and select the OpenOffice. Choose Insert .Object .org Impress.OLE Object. double-click the spreadsheet.org Draw. and then drag a corner handle. Go to the slide where you want to insert the spreadsheet. Once you convert text into a drawing object. you can no longer edit the content of the text. To resize the cells of the spreadsheet. and then drag a corner handle. Now. 3.Convert . double-click the spreadsheet. Locate the file you want to insert. In OpenOffice. click the Points icon on the Drawing bar.
Converting Text Characters into Drawing Objects
You can convert text characters into curves that you can edit and resize as you would any drawing object. 1. Click outside the spreadsheet to view the slide. Select the text that you want to convert. 2. choose Modify .To Curve. 3. To resize the spreadsheet without resizing the cells. To convert text into a drawing object: 1. 2. Press Esc when finished. the converted text becomes a grouped object. and do one of the following: In OpenOffice. make changes to the spreadsheet in your slide. you can find various icons for editing. On the Edit Points bar. Choose Insert .
Select a line drawing object in a document.
Defining Line Styles
1.Line. to select an arrow style for the right and left ends of a line. right-click the object. • Click the Line icon to open the Line dialog. Select the object and choose Format . 5. See Convert to Polygon for a description of the conversion options. In OpenOffice.Line and click the Line Styles tab.org Impress. and then click OK. Choose Format . 2. Set the conversion options for the image.Converting Bitmap Images into Vector Graphics
A vector graphic can be resized without losing the quality of the graphic. Use the draw functions to create an object to be used as a line end. • Select the line and arrow color in the Line Color box.org Draw. Specify the line options that you want. 1. 3. 2.org Draw and Impress. In the dialog. you can convert a bitmap image into a vector graphic.
. • Click the Arrow Styles icon
• Select a style from the Line Style box and specify the width in the Line Width box.To Polygon.Object . click the Arrow Styles. and then choose Convert . 2. Select the bitmap image that you want to convert. 4. Click OK to close the dialog. choose Modify . In OpenOffice.
Applying Line Styles Using the Toolbar
The Drawing Object Properties toolbar contains icons and combo boxes to define various line attributes.
Defining Line Ends
You can define any object to be included in the list of available line ends.Object . 3. Do one of the following: In OpenOffice. Click Add and assign a name to the new arrow style. 3.Convert .To Polygon. 1. A width of 0 corresponds to 1 pixel.
drawing objects. while the Handout page contains both the slide and the text you want to distribute to the audience. 4.
Several views or pages are available when you design a slide show. To save the line style in a custom line style list. click the Save Line Styles icon. 5.
. you can even import and modify Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. If you want. For on-screen slide shows.
OpenOffice.To specify the length of the line as a percentage of the line width. or as HTML documents. Enter a name for the line style and click OK.org Impress provides you with templates to create professional-looking slides. OpenOffice. Click Add. animation. as handouts. select Fit to line width.
OpenOffice.org Draw are available in OpenOffice.org Impress lets you create professional slide shows that can include charts. 6.
You can publish your slides on-screen. the Slide Sorter displays an overview of your slides in thumbnail form. Click Close to close the dialog. For example. slide transitions and multimedia are a few of the techniques you can use to make your presentation more exciting.
OpenOffice. multimedia and a variety of other items. You can also assign a number of dynamic effects to your slides. including animation and transition effects. text.org Impress gives you the choice of running a slide show automatically or manually.org Impress.org Impress Features
OpenOffice.org Impress also lets you rehearse the timing of your slide show.
Creating Vector Graphics
Many of the tools for creating vector graphics in OpenOffice.
drawings. to edit the properties • Click outside the chart to leave the current edit mode. to edit the graphical values of the data series with a data series selected. text wrap. walls. so that you can visually compare data series and view trends in the data. titles. or Impress. and more double-click a data point. double-click a single data point to edit the properties of this data point (for example. Draw. a single bar in a bar chart) double-click any other chart element. axes.
Charts can be based on the following data: • Spreadsheet values from Calc cell ranges • Cell values from a Writer table • Values that you enter in the Chart Data Table dialog (you can create these charts in Writer. color. type. grid. or a data series in the legend.org lets you present data graphically in a chart.Using Charts in OpenOffice. or click the element and open the Format menu. outer borders. and more • Double-click a chart to enter the chart edit mode: chart data values (for charts with own data) chart type.
OpenOffice. and presentations. text documents. you can export the chart to a PDF file and print that file. You can insert charts into spreadsheets. and you can copy and paste them also to Calc)
To insert a chart
Inserting Charts Choosing a Chart Type
To edit a chart
• Click a chart to edit the chart object properties: size and position on the current page alignment. and more • Double-click a chart element in chart edit mode: double-click an axis to edit the scale. To print a chart in high quality.
You can also use OpenOffice.org
• To create a new database file.org Base. select to view only "Database documents".Database. • To open a database file.org Base. The Database Wizard helps you to create a database file and to register a new database within OpenOffice.
The database file contains queries.org Base it is not possible to change the database structure or to edit. Select a database document and click Open.org. such as databases from MySQL or Oracle. Formatting information is also stored in the database file.org Base to connect to external relational databases. you can access data that is stored in a wide variety of database file formats. reports. and delete database records for these database types: • Spreadsheet files • Text files • Address book data
Using a Database in OpenOffice. choose File .Open.Using Databases in OpenOffice. insert.org Base
In OpenOffice. OpenOffice. In the File type list box. such as the dBASE format. From within OpenOffice. and forms for the database as well as a link to the database where records are stored.New .org Base natively supports some flat file database formats. choose File .
. The following database types are read-only types in OpenOffice.