92 Use a Style

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Using styles inside Impress differs from the other OpenOffice.org programs, as 91 About Impress Styles explains. The styles are linked to the AutoLayout forms that you use when you insert new slides into your presentation. You can only modify existing styles, and once you modify a style, all slides that use that style also change.

Before You Begin

91 About Impress Styles

See Also

93 Change a Presentations Background

  1. Insert a New Slide

    Select Insert, Slide to insert the next slide into your presentation. The Insert Slide dialog box lists the AutoLayout slides available to you. If you are creating a new presentation, the Insert Slide dialog box appears when you begin working on the first slide in the presentation.



    Impress's graphics styles are more lenient than the presentation text styles, although you'll probably use them less often. You can modify a style and apply it directly to a single graphic image, whereas any text style you modify (listed as presentation styles in the Style Catalog) causes all text that uses that style to change format.

  2. Select an AutoLayout

    Click to select the AutoLayout that best suits the slide you wish to insert. Once you select the AutoLayout, click OK to insert a new slide into your presentation with that AutoLayout format. The slide will have presentation styles already developed for it.

  3. Type the Text and Format It

    If you want to change a style in the Stylelist, first type the text that uses that style, such as a title on the slide, and then format the text any way you want the style to look.



    If you only want this single occurrence changed, don't change any styles! You only want to modify the style used by this element of the slide if you want all other like elements to change too.

  4. Display Presentation Styles

    Press F11 to display the Presentation Styles dialog box. Impress automatically highlights the style used by your selected text. For example, if you modified a title, the Title style will be selected in the Presentation Styles dialog box.

  5. Modify the Style

    Click the Presentation Style dialog box's Update Style button. The selected style takes on the formatting of the text inside the current style. All future slides you add to your presentation with that same style (such as when you insert a new slide with a similar AutoLayout form) will take on the attributes of that style.

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Sams Teach Yourself OpenOffice.org All In One
Sams Teach Yourself OpenOffice.org All In One
ISBN: 0672326183
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 205
Authors: Greg Perry

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