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Defines the general options for drawing or presentation documents.

Open a presentation document, choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Impress/LibreOffice Draw - General'

Text objects

Allow quick editing

If on, you can edit text immediately after clicking a text object. If off, you must double-click to edit text.

In a presentation or drawing document, you can also activate the text editing mode through the Allow Quick Editing icon in the Option bar.

Only text area selectable

Specifies whether to select a text frame by clicking the text.

In the area of the text frame that is not filled with text, an object behind the text frame can be selected.

In a presentation or drawing document, you can also activate this mode through the Select Text Area Only icon in the Option bar.

New document (only in presentations)

Start with Wizard

Specifies whether to activate the Wizard when opening a presentation with File - New - Presentation.


Use background cache

Specifies whether to use the cache for displaying objects on the master page. This speeds up the display. Unmark the Use background cache option if you want to display changing contents on the master page.

Copy when moving

If enabled, a copy is created when you move an object while holding down the Ctrl key. The same will apply for rotating and resizing the object. The original object will remain in its current position and size.

Objects always moveable

Specifies that you want to move an object with the Rotate tool enabled. If Object always moveable is not marked, the Rotate tool can only be used to rotate an object.

Do not distort objects in curve (only in drawings)

Maintains relative alignment of Bézier points and 2D drawing objects to each other when you distort the object.

Unit of measurement

Determines the Unit of measurement for presentations.

Tab stops

Defines the spacing between tab stops.

Presentation (only in presentations)

Enable remote control

Specifies that you want to enable Bluetooth remote control while Impress is running. Unmark Enable remote control to disable remote controlling.

Scale (only in drawings)

Drawing scale

Determines the drawing scale on the rulers.

Compatibility (document specific settings)

The settings in this area are valid for the current document only.

Use printer metrics for document formatting

Specifies that printer metrics are applied for printing and also for formatting the display on the screen. If this box is not checked, a printer independent layout will be used for screen display and printing.

Note.png If you set this option for the current document and then save the document, for example, in an older binary format, this option will not be saved. If you later open the file from the older format, this option will be set by default.

Add spacing between paragraphs in the current document

Specifies that LibreOffice Impress calculates the paragraph spacing exactly like Microsoft PowerPoint.

Microsoft PowerPoint adds the bottom spacing of a paragraph to the top spacing of the next paragraph to calculate the total spacing between both paragraphs. LibreOffice Impress utilizes only the larger of the two spacings.