Showing a Slide Show
Different ways exist to start a slide show. Once a slide show is running, you can take control pressing keys or clicking the mouse buttons.
By default, a slide show always starts with the first slide. You advance manually through slides up to the last slide. You can change these settings.
Running a Slide Show
- Choose Slide Show - Slide Show to run the show.
|If you want all shows to start from the current slide instead of the first slide, choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice Impress - General and click Always with current page.|
- Click to advance to the next effect or to the next slide.
Many more keys are available to control a slide show. You can also right-click to open a context menu with useful commands.
Showing an automatic slide show (kiosk mode)
For an automatic change to the next slide, you must assign a slide transition to each slide.
- On the Task Pane, click Slide Transition to open that tab page.
- In the Advance slide area, click Automatically after, and select a time duration.
- Click Apply to All Slides.
|You can assign a different time for every slide to advance to the next slide. The rehearse timings feature can assist you to get the timing right.|
To advance to the first slide, after all slides have been shown, you must set the slide show to repeat automatically.
- Choose Slide Show - Slide Show Settings.
- In the Type area, click Auto and select a pause time between shows.
|When you create a new slide show using the Presentation Wizard, you can select the duration of slides and of the pause, on the third wizard page.|
Running a slide show from a file
You can start LibreOffice from a command prompt, followed by the parameter
-show and an Impress filename. For example, to start the file
filename.odp from the command prompt, enter the following command:
soffice -show filename.odp
This assumes that soffice is in the program path of your system, and that
filename.odp is located in the current directory.