Working with Presentations

Open, close a presentation application. Open, close presentations. To start Impress, click on the ‘Start’ button on your Windows machine. Click on ‘All Programs’ and then go to the ‘LibreOffice’ folder in the list of all programs which gets displayed. … Take lesson

Switch between open presentations.

You can open multiple presentations at a time in Impress. In such a case, to switch between these presentations, just click on the ‘Impress’ icon on the task bar of your computer. This icon will always get displayed whenever you … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Presentation Views

Understand the uses of different presentation view modes: normal view, outline view, handout view, notes view, slide sorter view. Impress offers us different views to work on our slides and presentations. These views can be used to understand the slide … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Slides

Choose a different built-in slide layout for a slide. A built-in slide layout defines the layout for a slide. A layout means the number and order of the different types of elements that are going to be present in a … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Master Slide

The slide which is used as the starting point for all other slides is known as a Master slide. A slide master has defined characteristics including background color, graphics, headers-footers, placement and size of text frames, and formatting of the … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Good Practice

Recognize good practice in creating slide content: use short concise phrases, bullet points, numbered lists. When we create a presentation, the content added in the slide should be short and precise. This helps in creating self-explanatory slides. Impress application supports … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Enter Text

Enter text into a placeholder in standard, outline view. To enter text into a slide, simply click once in the text area. This will give a blinking text pointer in the text area. Now use the keys on your keyboard … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Formatting Text

Change text formatting: font sizes, font types. To change the font size and the font type of the text in a presentation, right-click anywhere on the text area and from the resulting menu, click on ‘Character’. This will open the … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Lists

Indent bulleted text. Remove indent from bulleted text. Indentation helps in defining the amount of space to be made available to the right and to the left side of the page. Indentation can be done by selecting ‘Format’ option from … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Tables

Tables are very effective in conveying structured information. Table in a slide can be inserted by clicking on ‘Insert’ in the main menu bar and selecting ‘Table’ from the drop down list which gets displayed. … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Charts

Create built-in charts in a presentation: column, bar, line, pie. In Impress, we can represent our data with the help of different graphical representations like column chart, bar chart, line chart, or pie chart. This makes the data more presentable … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Using Charts

Add data labels to a chart: values/numbers, percentages. To add data labels to a chart, select the chart by double clicking on it. After selecting the chart, click on ‘Insert’ button from the main menu bar and then click on … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Manipulate Objects

Copy, move graphical objects, charts within the presentation, between open presentations. To copy an object within a presentation or between open presentations, first of all select the object. Then right-click on the object and from the resulting menu click on … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Drawing

Add different types of drawn object to a slide: line, arrow, block arrow, rectangle, square, oval, circle, text box. We can add the different drawn objects to a slide from the ‘Drawing Toolbar’. To activate the drawing toolbar, firstly go … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Lines

We can change the line color and line style of an object by using the ‘Line and Filling’ toolbar. First of all, go to the ‘View’ option on the main menu bar and then select the option ‘Toolbars’ from the … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Slide Transition

Add, remove transition effects between slides. Slide transitions represent the effects which are displayed when we move from one slide to another in a presentation. Slide transition effects can be both added as well as removed according to the presenter’s … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Animation Effects

Add, remove preset animation effects for different slide elements. Slide animations are applied to individual slide elements like charts, graphics, titles, bullet points etc. We apply slide animation from ‘Normal View’ so that each element on the slide can be … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Presenter Notes

Add presenter notes to slides. Notes provide a convenient way to create reminders or add extra information to slides in a presentation. Notes are not displayed during a slide show. However, using dual displays, you can display any notes on … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Check and Deliver

Spell check a presentation and make changes like: correcting spelling errors, deleting repeated words. To spell check a presentation, click on ‘Tools’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Spelling and Grammar’. This will … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Print

Change slide setup, slide orientation to portrait, landscape. Change paper size. We can change the slide orientation to portrait or landscape by using the ‘Print’ dialog box. Firstly select ‘Print’ option form the ‘File’ option on the main menu bar. … Take lesson

Understanding Presentations – Slide Show

Start a slide show from first slide, from current slide. We can start the slide show from the first slide by selecting the ‘Slide Show’ option from the main menu bar and from the drop down that appears selecting the … Take lesson