Creating a New Presentation

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Creating a New Presentation

This section describes how to start a new presentation using the Presentation Wizard.

Tip.png The first thing to do is decide on the purpose of the presentation and plan the presentation. Although you can make changes as you go, having an idea of whom the audience will be, the structure, the content, and how the presentation will be delivered, will save you a lot of time from the start.

When you start Impress, the Presentation Wizard appears.

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Figure 118. Choosing the type of presentation

  1. Under Type, choose one of the options. These options are covered in the Impress Guide.
    • Empty presentation creates a blank presentation.
    • From template uses a template design already created as the basis for a new presentation. The wizard changes to show a list of available templates. Choose the template you want.
    • Open existing presentation continues work on a previously created presentation. The wizard changes to show a list of existing presentations. Choose the presentation you want.
  2. Click  Next . Figure 119 shows the Presentation Wizard step 2 as it appears if you selected Empty Presentation at step 1. If you selected From template, an example slide is shown in the Preview box.
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Figure 119. Selecting a slide design
  1. Choose a design under Select a slide design. The slide design section gives you two main choices: Presentation Backgrounds and Presentations. Each one has a list of choices for slide designs. If you want to use one of these other than <Original>, click it to select it.
    • The types of Presentation Backgrounds are shown in Figure 119. By clicking an item, you will see a preview of the slide design in the Preview window. Impress contains three choices under Presentations: <Original>, Introducing a New Product, and Recommendation of a Strategy.
    • <Original> is for a blank presentation slide design.
    • Both Introducing a New Product and Recommendation of a Strategy have their own prepackaged slide designs. Each design appears in the Preview window when its name is clicked.
Documentation note.png Introducing a New Product and Recommendation of a Strategy can also be used to create a presentation by choosing From template in the first step (Figure 118).
  1. Select how the presentation will be used under Select an output medium. Most often, presentations are created for computer screen display. Select Screen. You can change the page format at any time.
Documentation note.png The Screen page is optimized for a 4:3 display (28 cm x 21 cm) so it is not suitable for modern widescreen displays. You can change the slide size at any time, switching to Normal view and selecting Format → Page.
  1. Click  Next . The Presentation Wizard step 3 appears (Figure 120).
    • Choose the desired slide transition from the Effect drop-down menu.
    • Select the desired speed for the transition between the different slides in the presentation from the Speed drop-down menu. Medium is a good choice for now.
  2. Click  Create . A new presentation is created.
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Figure 120: Selecting a slide transition effect
Tip.png You can accept the default values for both Effect and Speed unless you are skilled at creating presentations. Both of these values can be changed later while working with Slide transitions and animations. These two features are explained in more detail in Chapter 9 of the Impress Guide.

Documentation note.png If you selected From template on step 1 of the Wizard, the  Next  button will be active on step 3 and other pages will be available. These pages are not described here.
Documentation caution.png Remember to save frequently while working on the presentation, to prevent any loss of information should something unexpected occur. You might also want to activate the AutoRecovery function (Tools → Options → Load/Save → General).

Make sure Save AutoRecovery information every is selected and that you have entered a recovery frequency.

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