2017-8-28 How to Make a 'PowerPoint' Presentation with OpenOffice. Apache OpenOffice.org - free to use - download-install - launch Step 1 - Select 'Presentation' - then follow the Wizard for desired parameters. 2018-7-9 You can convert an ODP file to a PPT file within your open-source. ' from the file type drop-down box in OpenOffice. Select 'Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2000/XP. 2018-7-9 Apache's OpenOffice productivity suite includes Impress, a program for creating presentations similar to Microsoft Office's PowerPoint. Ares Full Version 2011. Depending on the individual presentation, the size of presentation files can grow to considerable size. Powerpoint is faster, better looking, less prone to bugs and errors, and entirely more convenient than the pitiful excuse for a presentation program offered by OpenOffice.
Important: If you want to keep a PowerPoint version of your file you must first save the file as a PowerPoint presentation, for example in the.pptx file format, and then save it again in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format. • Click the File tab. • Click Save As.
• In the Save as type list, click OpenDocument Presentation. • Name and save your file. Learn more about the OpenDocument Format When you open or save presentations in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format, some formatting might be lost. This is because of the different features and options, such as formatting, that OpenDocument Presentation applications and PowerPoint support. Tips • Before sending a file to someone else, you might want to close the file and open it again to see what it looks like in OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format.
• To keep advanced object formatting that is not supported in the OpenDocument Presentation format, convert the object to a picture. • When you work with tables, complete the table before closing PowerPoint. Tables are converted to images when you close PowerPoint and cannot be subsequently edited. • Avoid using emphasis animations (that is, animations that are not entrance or exit animations) that involve color change or scaling because those parts of animations are lost when you save the presentation in the.odp file format. Important: If you want to keep a PowerPoint version of your file you must first save the file as a PowerPoint document, for example in the.pptx file format, and then save it again in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format. • Click the Microsoft Office Button, and click Save As. • Click OpenDocument Presentation.
Learn more about the OpenDocument Format When you open or save presentations in the OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format, some formatting might be lost. This is because of the different features and options, such as formatting, that OpenDocument Presentation applications and PowerPoint 2007 support. Tips • Before sending a file to someone else, you might want to close the file and open it again to see what it looks like in OpenDocument Presentation (.odp) format. • To keep advanced object formatting that is not supported in the OpenDocument Presentation format, convert the object to a picture. • When you work with tables, complete the table before closing PowerPoint 2007. Tables are converted to images when you close PowerPoint 2007 and cannot be subsequently edited.
• Avoid using emphasis animations (that is, animations that are not entrance or exit animations) that involve color change or scaling because those parts of animations are lost when you save the presentation in the.odp file format.
These instructions will give you an overview over the possibilities of 'Impress“ explained with a small and easy example. It is provided that you have minor experiences with the handling of your computer and your operating system (for example Windows ®, Linux with the graphical environment (X11)). It is not possible to describe all menus in detail. If you need assistance with the setup of OpenOffice.org, take a look at the 'Getting Started-Guides“ or 'First Steps in OpenOffice.org Writer“.
If you want to re-do the given example, you will need about one hour. After this training you will be able to create a new presentation with OpenOffice.org Impress. It is not possible to offer guidelines about how to form a 'good“ presentation. This would be too much for this document.
Figure 3: Presentation Wizard step 3 For example, you can determine, whether the content of your slide will be changed through overlaying from the left side. Take a look at the options. In the second drop-down-menu you can choose how fast the change will happen. In the last selection you can automate your presentation (change of the portrayal or the slides after a fixed time). For the beginning, you should use the standard presentation. For this click – without any changes – 'Create“.
After you have clicked 'Create', you will see the main window of OpenOffice.org Impress with its three parts. In the middle of the window is the work space, the main design area of the application. Figure 4: The main window On the left side of the window you find the Slides pane. In this pane you find thumbnails of all slides in your presentation.
They are in the order, that you have chosen. If you want to change the order, you can do it here. Click on a slide and, with the left mouse button pressed, drag it to the new place and release the mouse button. On the right side you see the floating Styles and Formatting window. To open/close this window press or choose Format >Styles and Formatting. For showing not too many elements at the figures, the Styles and Formatting window is not shown on some screen shots. To the right of the work space you find the Tasks pane.
Figure 4 shows the 'Layouts' part opened. Here, you can select different templates with the following fields in different combinations: • title, • text, • clipart • table, • diagram • object. If you look at all layout variants, you see that all convenient combinations are there. A short help tip is shown when you move your mouse-pointer over the different layouts. For your first presentation start with the Title Slide containing fields for title and text. Click on the corresponding layout symbol.
Your empty slide will change to the new layout. Figure 6: Title bar/Menu bar/toolbars The Menu bar contains the main commands for the presentation. • In the File menu you find the commands to open, create ( new), save, export and print files and to close OpenOffice.org.
• The Edit menu contains commands for the work with your file, like undo, cut, copy, select all, find and replace, the call for the Navigator and duplicate. • With the commands under the menu View you can change the zoom of your slide representation.
You can open the different toolbars, the ruler and the Status bar, and you can change the view. • With the menu Insert you can insert new slides, tables, field commands, graphics and so on. • The menu Format enables you to edit the different objects in your presentation. You can change the style of the used lines (continuous, interrupted), the direction of your text (diagonal, vertical), the position (spaces) and the size of characters. Additionally, you can call the slide layout and the Styles and Formatting window.
• In the menu Tools you can start the spellcheck and the hyphenation. Additionally, you will find the Gallery here, with the available graphics. And under Macros you find different entries for recording, managing and running the macros.
Furthermore you will find here the entry for the new Media Player. The Media Player allows you to play sound or video objects in your presentation. For the Media Player, the JMF (Java Media Framework) must be installed. In the Tools menu there is also an entry for customizing your Impress window (shortcuts, menus, toolbars) and another entry with options for the standard settings (standard fonts or user data). • In the Slide Show menu you can start the slide show (with or without stopping the time). And with Slide Show Settings you can select how the slide show will run (start page, style for the mouse pointer).
Additionally, you can create animations and you can choose how Impress will react after a mouse click. • In the Window menu you can navigate between your open documents or open a new window, or close another window. • The menu Help provides access to the different help functions.
Open the menus and try all the commands. Tvzation. You can retract all your changes regularly in the Edit menu with the Undo command. The Standard bar gives you access to all functions like Edit File, New presentation, Open file, Save document, Export Directly as PDF (since version 1.1), Print, Cut, Copy and Paste. Additionally, you find here the Undo and Restore arrows. By default, you can take back 100 actions. You can increase or decrease this number in both directions.
You can purposefully choose one action from this list. You need not to take back all actions in chronological order. The menu will open, when you take a long click on the arrow button. In the Standard bar you find the Navigator. You find the Presentation bar on the right side beneath the Standard bar. That toolbar contains buttons for starting the slide show, accessing the template, and for inserting a new slide. Like other toolbars you can move this toolbar as a floating window to any other place you want.