The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs
Posted Sep 15, 2004 0:18 UTC (Wed) by denials
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Well, once you have Impress running you can quickly create a New->Text document, insert a table using CTRL+F12 (or Insert->Table), throw in the text you want, then copy and paste the table into the presentation.
Yeah, it's pretty silly to have to do it that way. But it's relatively quick because there's hardly any overhead to opening a second OpenOffice.org document of any type when the first one is already open.
I just spent a couple of days putting together a presentation for php|works in OpenOffice.org, then received the PowerPoint template from the conference organizer (who said "If you're using ooo Impress then you know how to merge templates"). Needless to say, the new template changed the font sizes and spacing of everything... argh. And I only found the "Fit Text to Frame" button in Impress today, after giving up the search and manually fixing everything. Double-argh. (Trick to future generations: I had to add the Fit to Text button from the Format button set through a customization of the toolbars).
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