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If you're installing a more recent version of Openoffice, you might want to have a look at our articles covering Openoffice 2.0.

An introduction to Open Office, part 5


Presentation manager

If you have seen MS Power Point, the Open Office presentation manager shouldn't be to hard to understand. It's a strong and well developed application which should fulfill your needs. In this article I will show you the easy steps on how to start with a simple presentation, so you will get a head start with the manager. Note that I won't go through all of the options, you will need to explore a bit for yourself. :)

To open the presentation manager just double click your shortcut, choose from program files or choose presentation from the Open Office Quickstarter.

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I chose an empty presentation, you can however pick an existing presentation or choose from a collection of standard templates Feel free to play around a bit, that way you will get to know the application much faster. When you made your choice press "Next".

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In part 2 of the autopilot you can choose a layout for the presentation, as well as which medium you want the presentation for, if you want it for a PC presentation choose "Screen" and press "Next".

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Step 3 you can choose how you want the slides to "move", at what speed and if they should slide automatic or not. If you feel you made the right choices press "Create".

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Setup your startup slider, press "OK" when done.

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The Open Office user interface should be somehow familiar to you now. Left side toolbar, top toolbar and how to work the functions and options. To go in dept will get too time consuming for now. :) Nothing you do can really ruin anything so I advice you to explore and try the different functions, you might learn something.

This is the fifth in a series of articles about Open Office, if you have Open Office related topics you'd like to see covered here, let us know. Comments on this article, thumbs up or flames, can be sent to articles@nidelven-it.no .


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If you're installing a more recent version of Openoffice, you might want to have a look at our articles covering Openoffice 2.0.