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Impress Guide 7.0

Chapter 11
Setting Up and Customizing Impress

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Contributors

To this edition.

Peter Schofield

Claire Wood

Jean Hollis Weber

Felipe Viggiano

Regina Henschel

Samantha Hamilton

Olivier Hallot

Dave Barton

 

To previous editions.

Peter Schofield

Dimona Delvere

Michele Zarri

T. Elliot Turner

Jean Hollis Weber

Hazel Russman

Chad D. Lines

Low Song Chuan

Jaimon Jacob

Muhammad Sufyan Zainalabidin

Dan Lewis

Agnes Belzunce

Peter Hillier-Brook

Gary Schnabl

Claire Wood

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Linda Worthington

 

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Publication date and software version

Published February 2021. Based on LibreOffice 7.0.

Introduction

This chapter covers some of the settings in LibreOffice that apply when using Impress, but may also apply to all the other modules in LibreOffice. The illustrations in this chapter have been taken from LibreOffice Impress. For more information on setting up and customizing all the modules in LibreOffice, see the Getting Started Guide.

LibreOffice options

Note

Revert has the same effect on all pages in the Options LibreOffice dialog. It resets the options to the values that were in place when you opened LibreOffice.

User Data options

Impress uses the first and last name stored in User Data for document properties, optional author field used in slides, and the name associated with any comments that have been made.

1)  Go to Tools > Options on the main menu bar to open the Options LibreOffice dialog (Figure 1). The list on the left-hand side varies depending on which component of LibreOffice is open.

2)  Click the expansion marker by LibreOffice on the left-hand side and select User Data to open the user data options page for LibreOffice. Enter or amend details that you would like to use for document properties.

3)  Click OK to save the changes and close the Options LibreOffice dialog.

Figure 1: Options LibreOffice dialog - User Data page

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Figure 2: Options LibreOffice dialog - Print page

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Print options

Print options can be selected and changed using the Print page of the Options LibreOffice dialog (Figure 2) or during the printing process. See Chapter 10, Saving Slide Shows, Printing, E-mailing, and Exporting for more information about the printing of slide shows.

1)  Go to Tools > Options on the main menu bar to open the Options LibreOffice dialog.

2)  Click the expansion marker ▼ by LibreOffice on the left-hand side to open a list of subsections and select Print to open the printing options page for LibreOffice (Figure 2).

3)  Select the print settings that suit your printer and you most common printing method.

4)  Click OK to save the changes and close the Options LibreOffice dialog.

The amount of data sent to the printer can be reduced. This increases the print speed because the print files are smaller. It also makes it easier for printers with a smaller memory to print. However, reducing print data can result in slightly lower print quality.

Note

Transparency cannot be sent directly to a printer. The document areas where transparencies are to be visible must therefore always be calculated as bitmaps and sent to the printer. Depending on the size of the bitmaps and the print resolution, a large amount of data may result.

View options

View options (Figure 3) control how the user interface for LibreOffice appears when creating slide shows. For more information on customizing the user interface, see the Getting Started Guide.

Figure 3: Options LibreOffice dialog - View page

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Application Color options

Application colors specify which color is used to display various elements of the user interface in LibreOffice. The only option specific to Impress is the color of the grid points. Scroll down in the page until you find Drawing/Presentation.

1)  Go to Tools > Options on the main menu bar to open the Options LibreOffice dialog.

2)  Click the expansion marker ▼ by LibreOffice on the left-hand side to open a list of subsections and select Application Colors to open the color options page for the colors used in LibreOffice (Figure 4).

3)  Scroll down the Custom Colors list until you reach the option for Drawing/Presentation.

4)  Select from the list of color palettes a color to use for the Grid.

5)  Click OK to save the changes and close the Options LibreOffice dialog.

Note

If you wish to save your color changes as a color scheme, click Save and type a name in the Save scheme dialog, then click OK.

Figure 4: Options LibreOffice dialog - Application Colors page

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Figure 5: Options LibreOffice Impress dialog - General page

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Impress options

In the Options LibreOffice dialog, click the expansion marker to the left of LibreOffice Impress on the left-hand side to open a list of subsections available for Impress (Figure 5).

General options

Select LibreOffice Impress > General (Figure 5) to specify the general options for slide shows.

Figure 6: Options toolbar

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View options

Select LibreOffice Impress > View (Figure 7) to specify the Display options for the available display modes.

Figure 7: Options LibreOffice dialog - View page

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Grid options

Select LibreOffice Impress > Grid (Figure 8) to specify the grid settings for Impress. Using a grid helps you determine the exact position of your objects. You can also set this grid to line up with the snap grid.

Figure 8: Options LibreOffice Impress dialog - Grid page

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Figure 9: Options LibreOffice Impress dialog - Print page

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Print options

Select LibreOffice Impress > Print (Figure 9) to specify print settings for a presentation. See Chapter 10 Saving Slide Shows, Printing, E-mailing, and Exporting for more information about printing and the options available.

Customizing user interface

Impress menus, toolbars, and keyboard shortcuts can be customized by adding, deleting, or modifying items in the menus, toolbars, and keyboard shortcuts that are used when you create slides and slide shows. For more information on customizing the user interface, see the Getting Started Guide.

Adding extensions

An extension is a package that can be installed into LibreOffice Impress to add a new function.

Although individual extensions can be found in different places, the official LibreOffice extension repository is at http://extensions.libreoffice.org/. Some extensions are free of charge; others are available for a fee. Check the descriptions to see what licenses and fees apply to the ones that interest you. For more information on extensions, see the Getting Started Guide.

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