Beginner’s Guide to OpenOffice Impress

OpenOffice Impress is a presentation application that is part of a series of programs that can be downloaded for free from OpenOffice.org. OpenOffice Impress is a great presentation tool for businesses, classrooms, and personal use.

Designed for beginners, this guide will walk you through the basics of creating your first presentation.

Contents
  1. Getting started with OpenOffice Impress
  2. Slide Layouts in OpenOffice Impress
  3. Different ways to view slides in OpenOffice Impress
  4. Background colors for slides in OpenOffice Impress
  5. Change font colors and styles in OpenOffice Impress
  6. Apply slide design templates in OpenOffice Impress
  7. Add images to OpenOffice Impress presentations
  8. Change slide layouts in OpenOffice Impress
  9. Add, delete or move slides in OpenOffice Impress
  10. Slide transitions in OpenOffice Impress
  11. Add animation to OpenOffice Impress slides

Getting started with OpenOffice Impress

This tutorial introduces you to the Start screen, taskbar, toolbars, and different ways to view your presentations.

Slide Layouts in OpenOffice Impress

Learn about different layouts for your slides. Select title and text slides, content layout slides, and ways to add a new slide or change the slide layout on the taskbar.

Different ways to view slides in OpenOffice Impress

View your Open Office Impress slide in several ways. Choose between Normal view, Outline view, Notes, Handout or Slide sorter.

Background colors for slides in OpenOffice Impress

Add a colorful background to your Open Office Impress presentation. Solid colors or gradients are just two choices.

Change font colors and styles in OpenOffice Impress

How to change font colors, styles, and effects to make your presentation effective and easy to read.

Apply slide design templates in OpenOffice Impress

Use the slide design template that comes with OpenOffice Impress to coordinate your presentation in color.

Add images to OpenOffice Impress presentations

Break the boredom of all your text slides by adding photos and other graphics to your OpenOffice Impress presentations.

Change slide layouts in OpenOffice Impress

For this tutorial, we will be adding, moving, resizing and removing objects from the default slide layout that you can select from the taskbar in OpenOffice Impress.

Add, delete or move slides in OpenOffice Impress

In the last tutorial on changing slide layouts in OpenOffice Impress, we worked with the slide sorter in a presentation.

Slide transitions in OpenOffice Impress

Add movement to your presentation by using slide transitions as you move from one slide to another.

Add animation to OpenOffice Impress slides

Adding animation to OpenOffice Impress slides is easy. Just follow the instructions

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