Introducing Impress

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This is Chapter 1 of 2.x Impress Guide (first edition), produced by the OOoAuthors group. A PDF of this chapter is available from the OOoAuthors Guides page at

What is Impress?

Impress is's presentations (slide show) component. You can create slides that contain many different elements, including text, bulleted and numbered lists, tables, charts, clip art, and a wide range of graphic objects. Impress, in common with the other components of, has access to the spelling checker and thesaurus and comes with pre-packaged text styles, background styles, and a handy online help.

This chapter introduces the Impress user interface and describes how to create a simple slide show using the Presentation Wizard.

To use Impress for more than very simple slide shows, refer to the other chapters in this guide for explanations of the program's many features.

Documentation note.png Drawings are created in the same way with Impress as they are with Draw. Refer to the Draw Guide for details on how to use the drawing facilities.

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