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Extending OpenOffice.org: Creating self-running presentations with IndeView

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Although OpenOffice.org doesn't allow you to create self-running Impress presentations, there is a tool that can help you with that. Using IndeView, you can convert your Impress presentations into a self-contained package that can run off a CD or DVD on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.

IndeView 0.6.7 includes a cross-platform viewer application and an OpenOffice.org Basic macro. There is also a script that can convert KOffice presentations, in case you need it. The macro converts Impress presentations into a set of PNG graphics files and accompanying configuration files. It also creates a directory that contains all the components necessary for running the presentation. The macro is provided as a .bas file, which means that you have to import and configure it manually; a detailed description of how to do this is available on IndeView's Web site. However, the very same macro is available as an OpenOffice.org extension called IndeViewCreator, which is easier to install and use.

Before you start using IndeView, you have to do some preparatory work.

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