Chapter 11. Learning About Impress


81 Create a New Presentation

82 Set Impress Options

83 Open an Existing Presentation

84 Run a Presentation

85 Print a Presentation

Have you wanted to wow your audiences with professional presentations ? You can with Impress. This chapter introduces you to Impress. You'll soon be designing and creating effective presentations. By using the predefined presentation tools of Impress, you generate good-looking presentations without needing to worry about design, format, and color specifics. After Impress generates a sample presentation, you need only follow a few simple procedures if you want to modify and tweak the presentation into your own unique version.


Presentation A set of screens, called pages or slides , that you present to people in a room or over the Internet.

The primary purpose of Impress is to help you design, create, and edit presentations and printed handouts. Because Impress provides a wide variety of predefined templates, you don't have to be a graphics design specialist to create good-looking presentations.


Remember, the term presentation refers to an entire Impress collection of slides (or pages), whereas the term slide or page refers to an individual screen within that presentation. Slide is more common than page due to Microsoft Office PowerPoint's use of the slide terminology.

Impress slides can hold many kinds of information. Here are a few of the things you can add to an Impress presentation:

  • Data you insert into Impress, including text, charts , graphs, and graphics

  • Writer documents

  • Live data from the Internet, including complete web pages

  • Calc worksheets

  • Multimedia content such as video and sound files

  • Graphics from graphics programs such as Draw 2, Firefox, and Thunderbird for Windows All in One
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ISBN: 0672328089
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 232
Authors: Greg Perry © 2008-2017.
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