Most people would rather eat glass than speak in front of a group. Still, if you have to, you may as well have some cool presentation software to back you up. This program is what I use when I speak at conferences. (I use it even when my clients want me to send in my presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint format. Shh! Don’t tell — they don’t know the difference!) Give OpenOffice.org Impress a chance to impress you.
When you open OpenOffice.org Impress, the first thing that launches is the Presentation Wizard (see Figure 12-3), which you can also open later manually by choosing FileWizardsPresentation. If you don’t want this wizard to show up the next time you open OpenOffice.org Impress, then click the Do Not Show This Dialog Again box.
To use this wizard, follow these steps:
Leave the Empty Presentation option selected (unless you have a template you need to work from) and click Next. Dialog 2 appears.
If you want to select one of the default slide backgrounds that come with OpenOffice.org Impress, you can do ...