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GIF export from Impress gives a single image

asked 2021-04-29 11:47:50 +0200

meetdilip gravatar image

updated 2021-04-29 11:59:23 +0200

Hi, I have 3 slides with animations and transitions. I am trying to export it as a slideshow using GIF. Sadly no matter how many slides I select and use " File > Export " option and choose the extension as GIF, the output file is a single image with no slideshow or any sort of animation. I am using Libre Office Community It would be nice I can export the slideshow as a GIF or Webp or mp4. Thanks.

PS: I did try ticking the " Selection " box while saving. No luck though.

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answered 2021-05-03 02:19:56 +0200

Astur gravatar image

updated 2021-05-03 18:15:19 +0200

Export your slides to image files and use another program to turn them into an animated GIF

  1. Download and install the Export as images extension on your LibreOffice.
  2. Export your slides to image files. To do this, after opening the presentation, select all the slides in the Slides pane. Then issue the command File => Export as images… In the opened window, specify the directory to which the images will be sent and click Export. image description
  3. If the mere thought of figuring out the Gimp interface inevitably weakens you, there are numerous sites that allow you to turn your images into animated GIFs. After entering the phrase animated gif maker into a search engine, you will receive a list of websites that provide such services. For example, ezgif.com/maker, gifmaker.me, imgflip.com/gif-maker, www.visme.co/gif-maker and other. Most of them are free and do not require registration.
  4. Using Gimp, open the first slide with File => Open .Then use File => Open as Layers to add more slides. One per layer. After inserting all your slides, use File => Export as… => GIF Image (* .gif). Enter the file name and in the opened window select As animation. Change the time between frames accordingly. Remember that 1 second = 1000 milliseconds. When everything is taken care of, click Export and enjoy.

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Version 1.0 of this extension was causing me bugs. Download and install version 0.9.3

Astur gravatar imageAstur ( 2021-05-03 02:59:18 +0200 )edit

If I may, I am not sure where to place the extension. I tried .config > libreoffice > 4 > user > extensions > now I have 3 folders - bundled, shared and tmp. I placed the extension under tmp, but it vanishes all time. Would nice if you can help me here. Thanks.

meetdilip gravatar imagemeetdilip ( 2021-05-03 17:07:10 +0200 )edit

Installed the extension successfully. Thanks. But still to figure out to get the text animations while stitching through GIMP.

meetdilip gravatar imagemeetdilip ( 2021-05-03 17:15:23 +0200 )edit

I added the use of Gimp to the answer

Astur gravatar imageAstur ( 2021-05-03 17:58:14 +0200 )edit

Thanks. I am ok with GIMP's workflow. I need to find a method to get Text animations like Text Flying In etc. I need to find a way to use Text animations and export them to a video. Currently I am using scree capture.

meetdilip gravatar imagemeetdilip ( 2021-05-04 04:36:30 +0200 )edit

To do something like this, you need to present a single slide as many layers as needed to animate the text. Then the time interval will be the standard 100 milliseconds. So if you plan on displaying one slide for 5 seconds, you should use 500 layers.

The problem is that each slide in such a presentation must consist of 500 layers in order to keep the time intervals (100 milliseconds per slide). When planning a presentation in the form of a GIF animation, you should remember that with smooth animation inside one slide, you will have to create as many frames as there are slides × 500.

Happy New Year.

Astur gravatar imageAstur ( 2021-05-04 05:55:29 +0200 )edit

Screen capture works fine for now. I think that is my only option now.

meetdilip gravatar imagemeetdilip ( 2021-05-04 09:30:01 +0200 )edit

There are sites on the Internet that convert PPTX to MP4 files for free. E.g: video.online-convert.com

Astur gravatar imageAstur ( 2021-05-04 17:13:23 +0200 )edit

answered 2021-05-02 15:08:33 +0200

Vanadium gravatar image

The "File - Export..." function exports, as you noticed, the current slide into a graphics format of your choice. The only Export function that will export the slide show as a whole is "Export As...", which exports all slides into a PDF file.

Unfortunately, Impress currently has no tools to conveniently create a movie or an animated GIF directly from your slideshow. To generate a movie of a slide show, you can record the screen while playing the presentation. To create an animated GIF, you can use Gimp Image editor. Export your slideshow to PDF. While importing, Gimp will render all pages as different graphics in different layers, ready to create an animated GIF. There is a good, up to date tutorial for that here.

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I found an option called save as GIF under Export. That is why I thought about asking. I am quite ok with exporting as slides and then using GIMP. I wonder whether I can make use of the text animations as well. Something like canva.com. Thanks.

meetdilip gravatar imagemeetdilip ( 2021-05-03 17:08:19 +0200 )edit
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