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Time Narration
00:00 Welcome to the tutorial on Introduction to LibreOffice Impress.
00:04 In this tutorial, we will learn:
00:07 Introduction to LibreOffice Impress
00:10 Various Toolbars in Impress
00:13 How to create a new presentation
00:15 How to save as MS PowerPoint presentation
00:19 How to open an MS PowerPoint presentation and
00:22 How to export as a PDF document in Impress.
00:27 LibreOffice Impress is the presentation manager of the LibreOffice Suite.
00:32 It is used to create powerful presentations.
00:35 It is the equivalent of Microsoft Office PowerPoint.
00:39 'LibreOffice Impress' is a free, Open Source software, free of cost and free to use and distribute.
00:47 To get started with LibreOffice suite,
00:50 you can use either Microsoft Windows 2000 and its higher versions like MS Windows XP or MS Windows 7 or you can use GNU/Linux as your Operating System.
01:02 Here, we are using GNU/Linux as our operating system and LibreOffice Suite version 3.3.4.
01:12 If you do not have LibreOffice Suite installed,
01:15 Impress can be installed by using Synaptic Package Manager.
01:19 For more information on Synaptic Package Manager,
01:22 please refer to the website and download 'LibreOffice Suite' by following the instructions on this website.
01:31 Detailed instructions are available in the first tutorial of 'LibreOffice Suite'.
01:37 Remember, when installing, use the Complete option to install Impress.
01:42 If you have already installed 'LibreOffice Suite',
01:44 you will find 'LibreOffice Impress' by clicking on the Applications option at the top left of your screen and then clicking on Office and then on LibreOffice option.
01:57 A new dialog-box opens up with various 'LibreOffice' components.
02:02 In order to access 'LibreOffice Impress', click on the Presentation component. In the new dialog-box, click on Create.
02:12 This will open an empty presentation in the main Impress window.
02:17 Now, let us learn about the main components of the 'Impress' window.
02:21 The Impress window has various tool bars like the title bar, the menu bar, the standard toolbar, the formatting bar and the status bar.
02:35 We will learn more about the toolbars as the tutorials progress.
02:40 We are now ready to work on our first presentation! Now, close this file.
02:45 Let us go to Applications, click on Office, then click on LibreOffice Impress.
02:55 Click on From template.
02:57 Select "Recommendation of a Strategy" and click on the Next button.
03:04 In the "Select a slide design" drop down, select Presentation Backgrounds. Then select Blue Border.
03:12 In the "Select an output medium" field, select Original.
03:18 Click on the Next button.
03:21 This is the step for building slide transitions.
03:24 Leave all the options as they are and click on Next.
03:30 In the "What is your name" field, you can type your name or your organization's name. I will type "A1 services".
03:41 In the "What is the subject of your presentation?" field, type: "Benefits of Open Source".
03:46 Click on Next.
03:48 This step describes the presentation.
03:51 All the options are selected by default. Don’t change anything.
03:56 They are sample headings for the presentation.
04:00 Click on the Create button.
04:03 You have now created your first presentation in LibreOffice Impress!
04:08 Now, let's learn how to save the presentation.
04:11 Click on File and Save.
04:14 The Save dialog-box will open. We will name this file as "Sample-Impress" and click on the Save button.
04:24 Note that the Impress Open Document Format will be saved with the extension ".odp".
04:31 Now, we will close the file. To close the presentation, click on File and Close.
04:38 Next, let's learn how to save a LibreOffice Impress presentation as a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
04:47 We will open the 'Sample Impress' presentation again. Click on File and Open and select "Sample Impress".
04:57 By default, the 'LibreOffice Impress' saves documents in the Open document format (ODP).
05:05 To save the presentation as Microsoft PowerPoint,
05:09 Click on File and Save as.
05:13 In the "File type", choose Microsoft PowerPoint.
05:17 Choose the location to save the file.
05:19 Click on Save button.
05:23 Click on Keep Current Format button. The file is now saved as a 'ppt'.
05:31 Let's close this file by clicking on File and Close.
05:35 Next, we will see how to open a Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation in 'LibreOffice Impress'.
05:42 Click on File and Open.
05:45 Browse for the 'ppt' file you want to open.
05:49 Select the file and click on Open.
05:52 Finally, we will now learn how to export a 'LibreOffice Impress presentation' as a 'PDF' file.
06:00 Click on File and Export as PDF. In the PDF options dialog-box, leave all the options as they are and click on the Export button.
06:11 In the filename field, type: "Sample Impress".
06:15 In the Save in folder field, choose the location where you want to save the file and click on Save.
06:23 The document has now been saved as a 'pdf file' on the desktop.
06:27 This brings us to the end of this tutorial on 'LibreOffice Impress'.
06:33 To summarize, we learned: * Introduction to LibreOffice Impress
06:37 Various Toolbars in Impress
06:40 How to create a new presentation.
06:43 How to save as 'MS PowerPoint presentation'
06:48 How to open an 'MS PowerPoint presentation' and how to export as a PDF document in Impress.
06:56 Try this comprehensive assignment.
06:59 Open a new document. Write some text in the first slide.
07:04 Save it as a MS Powerpoint document. Then close it.
07:09 Now, reopen the file you have saved.
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