Add animation to OpenOffice Impress slides

Animations are movements added to objects on slides in OpenOffice Impress. The slides themselves are animated with transitions. This step-by-step tutorial walks you through the steps to add and customize animations to your presentation.

  1. Difference Between Animation and Transition
  2. Animate text or images
  3. Add the first animation effect
  4. Change animation effects on OpenOffice Impress slides
  5. Move animations up or down in the list to change the order
  6. Animation Effects Options
  7. Add time for custom animations
  8. Text animations
  9. Slideshow preview

Difference Between Animation and Transition

Animations are movements applied to objects. , and the motion on the slide itself is applied with a transition. Both animations and transitions can be applied to any slide in your presentation.

To add animation to a slide, from the menu select Slideshow > Custom Animation… to open the taskbar Custom Animation

Animate text or images

Every object on an Open Office Impress slide is a graphic object, even text boxes.

Select a title, picture or picture or bulleted list to apply the first animation.

  • Select an image by clicking on an object.

  • Select a bulleted heading or list by clicking the border of the text field.

Add the first animation effect

After selecting the first object, press the button To add … becomes active in the task pane Animation

  • For example, select an effect style Entry, selection, exit, or motion paths , on the tabs at the top of the dialog box. Selecting one of these styles opens another set of animation effects.

  • Make sure Preview animation on slide is checked Auto preview

  • Click on different animations and you will see a preview of the effect on the slide.

  • Make your choice.

  • Select an animation speed from the drop-down list.

  • Click Okay

Change animation effects on OpenOffice Impress slides

To change the custom animation effect, select the drop-down arrow next to each of the three categories: Start, Direction, and Speed.

  1. get started

    1. When you press – start animation with mouse click.
    2. with previous – run the animation at the same time as the previous animation (it can be another animation on this slide or a slide transition from this slide).
    3. After the previous one – start the animation after the previous animation or transition is completed.
  2. Direction

    1. This setting depends on the effect you’ve selected. The directions can be up, right, down, and so on.

  3. speed

    1. The speeds range from slow to very fast.

Remark for every effect The value you applied to the elements on the slide.

Move animations up or down in the list to change the order

After you apply more than one custom animation to a slide, you can rearrange them. For example, you probably want the title to appear first and other objects to appear when opened.

  1. Click on the animation to move.

  2. Use the reorder arrows at the bottom of the taskbar custom animation to move the animation up or down in the list.

Animation Effects Options

Apply additional animation effects to objects on an OpenOffice Impress slide, such as sound effects, or dim previous markers whenever a new marker appears.

  1. Select an effect from the list.

  2. Press the button Effect parameters next to the options Direction

  3. A dialog box will open Effect parameters

  4. On the tab Effects In the Effect Options dialog box, select the desired animation effects.

Add time for custom animations

You can automate your presentation with animation timing.

Synchronization is a setting that allows you to automate your OpenOffice Impress presentation. You can set the number of seconds that a certain element is displayed on the screen and/or delay the start of the animation.

On the tab timing In the Effect Options dialog box, you can also change the previously set settings.

Text animations

Text animation allows you to enter text on the screen at the paragraph level, automatically after a certain number of seconds, or in reverse order.

Slideshow preview

  1. Make sure the check box Auto preview set.

  2. When you press the button Play at the bottom of the taskbar Animation plays that individual slide in the current window and displays all the animations applied to the slide.

  3. See current slide full screen, select each of the following methods:

    1. Press the button slideshow at the bottom of the Animation toolbar. The slideshow will play in full screen mode from that current slide.

    2. Choose from the menu Slideshow > Slideshow or press the key F5 on keyboard.

  4. To look at full slideshow In full screen mode, go back to the first slide in your presentation and choose one of the methods in point 3 above.

Remark. To exit the slideshow at any time, press the esc on keyboard.

After viewing the slideshow, you can make the necessary changes and view it again.

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