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How do I use the curve tool for animations in the Impress presentation program?

asked 2018-12-02 01:36:57 +0200

Mackie gravatar image

updated 2018-12-02 09:43:06 +0200

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I am trying to trace a curve on the Impress presentation program. I suppose the Curve tool is the best tool for this but I can't seem to find a way to use it properly (BTW, the help extension on my suite does not work - it just opens up the Write program, but that's another question which I will post separately). I don't want to just draw any curve but to trace over an existing curve in a jpg image.

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answered 2018-12-02 09:37:39 +0200

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updated 2018-12-02 09:41:59 +0200

(BTW, the help extension on my suite does not work - it just opens up the Write program, but that's another question which I will post separately)

Write into search form: animation - and the index will alter

animation along curve: see attached file

How to:

  1. You've inserted bee and chalcboard
  2. select the bee
  3. Click the green + to add animation
  4. Animation side panel: Category > Motion Paths
  5. Select Category > Motion Paths :: User Paths > Freeform Line
  6. Cursor now appears as cross&path form
  7. Draw your special path: The path starts with arrow and ends with one > direction of moving the object
  8. Be aware that the user defined path is in light grey, so it is hard to see around a graphic object - move the object for better checking/recognising
  9. For altering the user defined curve: Click Points or F8, do your changes, then move your object back if necessary
  10. Try out, hit F5 key

C:\fakepath\CurveAnimation.odp

EDIT

Yes, it's not easy to find out the right way for that. Hopefully the off-line help system will be improved resp. there are some books (!) where you will find step by step advice for animations...

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