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How to Zoom In and Enlarge Details In OOo Impress Slideshows

Zoom In On Key Points

  • December 11, 2008
  • By Rob Reilly

Everybody knows that you can liven up your OpenOffice.org Impress slide shows with animations. Did you know that you can also use several animation techniques, in combination, to really draw attention to your key points?

One interesting combination is what I call “expanding details”. Expanding details start out as a point on your slide that fades out while a detailed graphic fades in and expands, all the while moving to a new spot on the screen. You can use the effect on square or round graphical elements, as well as, all kinds of text. If you use a white or colored border around a square detail, it looks much like a 35mm slide that appears on the screen.

Here's a summary of the work flow for these techniques:

� � �Add a background image
� � �Add a starting point graphic
� � �Set and adjust the animation effects
� � �Add a detailed graphic
� � �Set and adjust the animation effects
� � �Run the slide show
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