Creating Presentations in LibreOffice Impress
If you’re called upon to deliver a presentation, or if you want to force your holiday photos slide show on your friends, you can use LibreOffice Impress to create your slides and play them back. You’re probably realizing that most LibreOffice programs have a counterpart in the Microsoft Office suite, and Impress is a bit like Microsoft PowerPoint. You can open PowerPoint presentations using it, and although some of the nifty slide transitions are missing, we found that quite sophisticated layouts can be carried across without a problem. Each picture has some placeholder text on it, however, which is hidden by the pictures in PowerPoint but appears onscreen in Impress.
Figure 6-4 shows Sean’s holiday photo slide show in Impress. To create a presentation, simply follow these steps:
1. Start Impress, or choose to create a new presentation through the File menu in any of the LibreOffice applications.
2. In the Tasks panel on the right, click the Layouts heading.
This opens a panel that gives you 12 different slide layouts to choose from.
3. Click the slide layout you would like to use.
4. Click in the title box and type the title you’d like to use for the slide.
5. Your slide has up to six boxes for content. Click one of these and start typing to add text in the box.
Alternatively, in the center of the content box are four buttons you can click to add different types of content, including a table, a chart, an image, or a video. If ...