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Switching Views in OpenOffice Impress

Posted By Kevin On January 5, 2011 @ 12:18 PM In OpenOffice,Uncategorized | No Comments

When we create presentations, the software can show us a variety of views – we can see each slide in the Normal view for editing, we can access an Outline view of our presentation content, there’s the Notes view where we can add our extra info that doesn’t go to the audience… well, you get the idea.

There are a variety of ways to view and edit your presentation information. The question is how to do get from one to another?

The obvious way is the View menu… since they’re all “views” of your presentation, which would make it the most logical place to find them.

But, as always, there are other, quicker ways to access these places.

For anyone familiar with MS PowerPoint, you’re used to seeing the tiny icons at the bottom of your program window… however, in OpenOffice.org Impress, we have to “look up” to quickly change our view.

Just above your workspace, you’ll see a series of tabs… these are what you need to quickly slide from one presentation view to another with no menu nonsense needed.

~ April

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