Create Your First Presentation Using LibreOffice Impress

Beginner’s guide on how to create a simple presentation in LibreOffice Impress.

LibreOffice Impress is a free and open-source presentation program available for Linux, Windows and Mac. It comes with lots of features and compatibility with Microsoft PowerPoint as well. Here is a basic guide of creating a simple presentation using Impress.

Create Your First Presentation

Step 1: Open LibreOffice Impress.
Step 2: If the template dialog opens, select a template which you would like to have. Otherwise click cancel.

You will be presented with first slide with a default design – A title and a content.

Impress - template selection
Impress – template selection


Impress - First Slide
Impress – First Slide


Step 3: Modify your presentation slide as per your choice using the tool bar options e.g. Changing font color, background color, adding texts etc.

Step 4: From file menu click Save As… Choose any file types you want. You can also choose the Microsoft PowerPoint file type *.ppt or *.pptx as well. Save the file.

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Present and View Your Impress Presentation

If you want to present the Impress presentation, double click saved file the file and open it via Impress.

To start the SlideShow, Press F5 Or click SlideShow -> Start from First Slide from menu.

If you want to start the presentation from any slide, go to the slide in Impress and press SHIFT+F5.


If you are a beginner in LibreOffice Impress, this tutorial may get you started with your first presentation. Drop a comment below, if you are facing difficulties with your Impress presentation.

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