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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
This is another article in my series showing the similarities between OpenOffice.org and Microsoft Office (pre-Office 2007).
Using a new product requires some re-learning. That’s unavoidable. But you rarely have to learn an entirely new set of skills - it’s just that the new stuff sticks out at us. This article is to emphasize the similarities between the OpenOffice.org Impress and Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation tools. These are the things you can instantly do with no relearning. I hope that not only will this show some of the similarities but will show you some shortcuts you might not have known about in either program.
Basics in Powerpoint and Impress
1) Open and save documents with the Open and Save icons.
2) Apply the bullets or numbering style you want. Select the text and choose Format > Bullets and Numbering.