StarOffice Impress

Introduction To StarOffice Impress

Sun StarOffice Impress a software product used to perform presentations. There are various circumstances in which a presentation is to be made: teaching a class, introducing a product to sell, explaining an organizational structure, etc.

When performing a presentation, there are two main kinds of presentation you can deliver: before an audience or not before an audience. The preparation and the actual delivery of each are quite different. Before getting into the details of each, we will first take a look at the software and analyze what it has to offer

Practical Learning: Create A Presentation Using The AutoPilot Presentation

  1. To start StarOffice, from the Taskbar, click Start -> Programs -> StarOffice 5.2 -> StarOffice 5.2

  2. To start a presentation, on the main menu, click File -> New -> Presentation.

  3. The Empty Presentation radio button allows you to work from scratch. You will create all the components of the presentation and define each piece. Of course, regardless of which of these options you choose, you can get assistance any time about any issue.

    If you already have a presentation somewhere on a floppy disk, CD-ROM, DVD, local hard drive, network drive, or E-Mail attachment, etc, the Open Existing Presentation radio button allows you to open such a presentation.

    The From Template radio button allows to select a presentation based on one of the sample presentations. If you choose this option, a combo box comes up. This allows you to select one of three options.

  4. For this exercise, in the Type section, click the From Template radio button.

  5. Click the arrow of the combo box and select Presentations. Scroll in the list box and select Trade Sector Analysis:

  6. Make sure the Preview check box is checked and the Do Not Show This Dialog Again check box is unchecked.

  7. Click Next.

  8. In the second page of the AutoPilot dialog box, you will choose the type of background you want to use.
    To select a presentation, in the Select A Page Style section, click combo box and select Presentation Layout.

  9. Scroll in the list box and select Project Report:

  10. Click Next

  11. In the third page on the wizard, in the Transition Type Selection section, click the Effect combo box and select Fade To Center.

  12. Click the Speed combo box and select Slow.

  13. In the Presentation Type Selection section, make sure the Default radio button is selected


  14. Click next

  15. In the first text box, type Jacques Fame Ndongo

  16. In the Subject Of Your Presentation text box, type The Internet

  17. Click Next

  18. In the fifth page of the wizard, click each + button to view the content of the page.

  19. Click Create.


View A Presentation

StarImpress offers a full screen display that allows you to give your presentation. During design or after, it is important to preview the product some time to time to evaluate how the process is going.

To view a presentation, on the main menu, you can click Presentation -> Slide Show. The presentation starts from the slide that had focus when the show was launched; therefore, whenever you want to start the presentation from the first slide, make sure you press Ctrl + Home.

When viewing a presentation, many techniques are available to navigate to the next, the previous, or any other slide. To move to the next slide, simply click the mouse; you can also press Enter, the right arrow key, or Page Down. To get to the previous slide, you can press the left arrow or the Page Up keys .

To stop the presentation any time, press Esc or right-click on the slide and click End Show.

Practical Learning: Presentation Show

  1. To view the presentation, on the main menu, click Presentation -> Slide Show.

  2. To move to the next slide, click

  3. To move to the next slide again, press Enter

  4. To move to the next slide, press the right arrow key

  5. Continue clicking until the presentation is over.

  6. To start the presentation again, on top of the vertical scroll bar, click the Start Slide Show button .

  7. To move to the other slides, press Page Down a few times.

  8. When you get to Sales Development In This Sector, to end the presentation, press Esc.

  9. To start the presentation again, press Ctrl + F2

  10. To move to the next slide, press the Space bar

  11. To move again to the next slide, click.

  12. To move back to the previous slide, right-click.

  13. To end the presentation, press Esc.


Saving A Presentation

A StarOffice Impress presentation is a computer file that should safely be stored somewhere for later use or reference. When saving a presentation, you can store it on your computer, on a floppy, or on another computer (network drive).

To save a presentation, you use the Save As dialog box. The shortcut to save a presentation is Ctrl + S.

There are two pieces of information you should provide when saving a file: the file name and the location. A file name can have up to 255 characters. Refrain from using fancy characters, give an easily recognizable name. A file location is where the file will be stored; on your (local) computer, this is called a folder. If you want to save your presentation on a floppy disk or another medium, make the selection from the Save In combo box. To save the presentation on another computer, make sure you are connected to that computer.

Practical Learning: Saving a Presentation

  1. On the main menu, click File -> Save

  2. From the Save As dialog box, replace the file name with 
    Overview of the Internet

  3. If using MS Windows 9X, Me, 2000, or XP locate the My Documents folder.
    If you are using MS Windows NT, locate your personal folder (by default, there is no My Documents folder in Microsoft Windows NT).
    If you are using Linux, locate the home/UserName/office52/user/work

  4. Click the Create New Folder button

  5. Type StarImpress Exercises

  6. Press Enter.

  7. Double-click the newly created Impress Exercises directory to display it on the directory label.

  8. Click Save.


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