Introduction to Open Office Impress 1.9
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Objectives and Open Office

Starting Impress

Layouts, Text and Slides

Design Templates and Images

Drawing Tools

Printing and Saving

Displaying Your Presentation on the Web

Elements of a Good Presentation


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This tutorial is designed for people who are new to Open Office Impress. The following topics are taught:

  • Introduction to Open Office
  • Learn to start the Open Office Presentation tool a.k.a. Impress and work with layouts, text, and slides.
  • Learn to work with drawing tools, images and templates.
  • Learn to use different views and printing options.
  • Export presentation as a PDF or HTML Webpage.
  • Learn how to design presentations that employ elements of good design presentation.

NOTE-Please refer to the glossary for definitions of new terms.

What is Open Office?

Open Office is free office software that is developed and maintained by the organization OpenOffice.ORG. The Open Office suite of tools-Writer, Calc, Impress, and Draw- offers comparable capabilities to Microsoft Office's suite of tools-Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

OpenOffice can be downloaded from the following Web site: .

  • Choose the language, operating system and download site from the download menu. There are several download sites that are distributed world wide.
  • In the US there are six sites that host stable versions, including Indiana University and
  • Follow the instructions for downloading and installing OpenOffice.
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