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LibreOffice Impress question
January 19, 2012 2:33 AM   Subscribe

Super n00b question for LibreOffice Impress.

It seems I am missing a really basic thing. You have a slide with 5 bullets, and you want them to come on in sequence as you click.

How to set up this behaviour, of elements of a slide coming on one by one? Surely I don't need 5 slides, each one consecutively having an extra line?

LibreOffice 3.3.0 - PLEASE DO NOT TELL ME HOW TO DO IT WITH MS OFFICE, I do not have MS OFFICE.
posted by Meatbomb to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
 
Take your slide with the 5 bullets. Highlight the first bullet point.

On the right (Tasks column) open the "Custom Animation" section. Click "Add...". In the window that pops up, select "Appear" and then click OK to dismiss the animation choice.

Do the same for the next 4 bullet point entries in sequence.

You should now have a list of effects on the right hand side. The default is for them to apply "On click" but you can change that for individual effects if you want to. If you click on the "Slideshow" button at the bottom you can try out the effects as if you were doing a live presentation.
posted by pharm at 3:21 AM on January 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sounds really clear, pharm, I will try when I am back at the work computer. Never would have guessed this is "animation" so thank you!
posted by Meatbomb at 3:55 AM on January 19, 2012


The much less elegant way is to make a slide with all 5 points, then copy it five times, removing 4 bullets from the first, 3 from the second, etc. But pharm is definitely describing the "right" and best way.
posted by Mngo at 6:14 AM on January 19, 2012


Mngo: it is what I was doing, but then was screwed when wanting to tweak layout, font, etc. Th frustration with that led me to ask, thinking there had to be a better way!
posted by Meatbomb at 6:34 AM on January 19, 2012


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