of the Main Impress window
main Impress window (Figure 12.13 ) has three parts: the Slides pane, the Workspace and the Task pane.
Additionally, several toolbars can be displayed or hidden during the creation
of a presentation.
The Slides pane contains thumbnail pictures of the slides in your presentation,
in the order of our insertion of slides.
Clicking a slide in this pane selects it and places it in the Workspace. While
it is there, you can apply any changes that are desired to that particular
additional operations can be performed on one or more slides in the Slides
• Add new slides at any place within the presentation after the first
• Mark a slide as hidden so that it will not be shown as part of the slide show.
• Delete a slide from the presentation if it is no longer needed.
• Rename a slide.
• Copy or move the contents of one slide to another (copy and paste, or cut and paste, respectively).
is also possible to perform the following operations, other than using the
• Change the slide transition following the selected slide or after each slide in a group of slides.
• Change the sequence of slides in the presentation.
• Change the slide design. (A window opens allowing you to load your own design.)
• Change slide layout for a group of slides simultaneously. (This requires using the Layouts section of
the Tasks pane.)
Tasks pane has five sections:
define the page style for your presentation using Master Pages. Impress contains pre-packaged Master Pages (slide
masters). One of them by default is blank,
and the rest have a specific background. (Figure
are shown. You can choose the one
that you want, use it as it is or modify it to suit your own requirements. At
present, it is not possible to create custom layouts. (Figure 12.15)
table styles are provided in this pane. You can further modify the appearance
of a table with the selections to show or hide specific rows and columns, or to
apply a banded appearance to the rows and columns. (Figure 12.16)
variety of animations for selected elements of a slide are listed here.
Animation can be added to selected elements of a slide and it can also be
changed or removed later. (Figure 12.17)
are available, including No Transition .
You can select the transition speed
(slow, medium, fast). You can also
choose between an automatic or manual transition, and how long you
want the selected slide to be shown
(automatic transition only). (Figure