pW 4.0: Working with OpenOffice templates

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pW 4.0: Working with OpenOffice templates

Post by JohnM » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:11 pm

Working with OpenOffice templates

After you have installed and imported OpenOffice templates, you can use the following steps to apply a template to slides within OpenOffice Impress.

Related Information In the following example the slides were generated from PowerWorship using WHITE characters (font color = white) and so the song lyrics do not show up until after the template has been applied. You can optionally use a darker font color and optionally change the font color within OpenOffice, if you prefer.

A future release of PowerWorship will support directly applying OpenOffice templates within PowerWorship, but for the time being the following steps must be used to apply a background template after slides have already been created for OpenOffice.
  1. After creating slides with PowerWorship, right click the initial slide in OpenOffice and select Slide Design.
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  2. On the Slide Design dialog, click Load.
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  3. Select an available template and click OK. Optionally click More and select Preview to see a preview image of the selected template.
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  4. On the Slide Design dialog, select the newly selected template and click OK.
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  5. The template will be applied to the initial slide in OpenOffice Impress, or to the slide you initially selected.
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  6. Next, select the Master Pages button on the right hand side.
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  7. Right click the current or desired background and select Apply to All Slides.
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  8. Next, close the Master Pages view - and optionally make additional formatting changes to the presentation slides.
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Related Information (OpenOffice Impress Documentation)

See the following OpenOffice wiki link for instructions on formatting characters in OpenOffice. For example, if you wish to format the Song Title and/or Slide Lyrics with special effects such as outlining, for better readability, etc.

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