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OpenOffice.org: The Many Views of Impress

Dec 15, 2008, 23:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"The Handout tab is not so much a view as a template for preparing a hard copy or online summary version of your presentation. In my experience, handouts tend to be lacking, since by definition they exclude the details of your talk, and encourage people to skip the session, but many conferences and individuals request them all the same.

"From this tab, you can set the number of slides in your handouts, and the number, position, and size of the slides on each page from the choices in the Layout tab of the view's task pane.

"For me, the best layout is the two-column one with slides down the left and room for brief notes on the right. Strangely, the notes column does not actually display the notes you enter for each slide, but you can use the Drawing toolbar to quickly add some text frames for some brief notes."

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