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