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How to force PDF:s to be opened in Impress for presentation?

asked 2018-08-08 16:23:29 +0100

lofficeuser gravatar image

Impress works well for presenting PDF-slides, but its a pain to open the PDFs in Impress:

  1. Start Impress
  2. Go to File > open [Ctrl]+[O]
  3. Go to the drop-down at the bottom and choose the file type "PDF - Portable Document Format (Impress)"
  4. Pick the PDF file to open.
  5. When the file is opened, press [F5] to go to presentation Mode.

If I skip 3. above, the PDF will be opened in Draw for editing, which is not what I want.

Just to be clear: I do not want to edit the PDF, I want to present it.

  • Is it possible to do this in a simpler, faster way? Some command line option?
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answered 2018-08-08 16:36:07 +0100

kompilainenn gravatar image

For present your PDF just use any PDF reader. Adobe Reader, Sumatra PDF in Windows, or standard viewer in any desktop Linux

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answered 2018-08-08 17:41:26 +0100

lofficeuser gravatar image

updated 2018-08-08 17:41:43 +0100

Yes, that is the way I do at the moment (I use Ubuntu and Windows), but a tool like Impress gives a little more when presenting:

  • Two screens, one to the audience, one to the presenter.
  • The presenter screen shows the present and next slide, notes, presentation time, a thumbnail grid etc.

There are some tools out there to present PDFs, and I have used several of them, but I would like to test Impress. The only obstacle to start using it is the clumsy opening of the PDFs in Impress.

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