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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2003 7:09 am    Post subject: start an impress presentation automatically Reply with quote

I have a linux Workstation used just for a slide show in a show room.
It starts in the morning, goes on with an impress presentation for 8 hours and shutoff in the evening.

itr works fine, exept the fact that I have to start the presentation mannualy (open the ooimpress file, and then press the presentation button.

Isn't it possible to open the impress file in presentation mode with a command line option ?

thanks fore help

luca Riazzi

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a feature request (means: it is currently not possible)
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2003 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not as simple as renaming .ppt to .pps as it is with PowerPoint, but is it possible to define a macro to execute on startup (i.e. place the presenter file in a startup menu) and have it contain a macro which starts the show when loaded?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: start an impress presentation automatically Reply with quote

Yes. You can. Very Happy

Create a macro. I call mine "my_autostart_macro". How original is that?

Sub my_autosart_macro
ThisComponent.Presentation.Start
End Sub


Attach this macro to the "Document Open" event (under Tool.s/Config, select the Event tab)

I agree that there really should be a command line option for this... it's a badly needed feature.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least in OO1.1 rc2 you can auto-start a presentation from the command line with
soffice -show path\to\file\filename.sxi. Tested under Windows 98.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be nice to cheat like MS here -- I know many PHBs and marketing-type people who simply rename their .ppt to .pps and away they go.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:44 pm    Post subject: A way to start presentation immediately under windows Reply with quote

This is a quick way to start impress presentations (OO 1.1.1) immediately under windows:

1. Register a new filetype extension (in Explorer -> Extras -> Folder options), call it maybe

SXP

2. Don't associate it with Open Office directly but create a new default action ("Play") using this command:

"[installdir]\program\soffice.exe" -show -quickstart "%1"

That's it - have fun.

Greetings,

Mitja

some command line extensions are explained here:
http://framework.openoffice.org/files/documents/25/806/Command_line_arguments_in_OpenOffice.html
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: wow still not implemented after all this time? Reply with quote

wow this topic has been here since 2003 and it still hasn't been implemented yet?

is this often requested and very usefull feature ever going to be implemented?

Seems like alot of ppl are asking for it.

So here goes one more: i would like to be able to view emailed pps slideshows automatically, how can i do that with openoffice 2.0 ?

the -show -quickstart options don't do anything.

if i install the powerpoint viewer will the file extension be overridden by impress next time i start it ?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:17 am    Post subject: implementation? Reply with quote

Is this ever going to be implemented? I would consider it the #1 priority for OO... can't really even believe that it was not implemented in 2.0

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:26 am    Post subject: Re: start an impress presentation automatically Reply with quote

KPLUG wrote:
Create a macro. I call mine "my_autostart_macro". How original is that?

Sub my_autosart_macro
ThisComponent.Presentation.Start
End Sub

This macro can be run by a command line like:
Code:
soffice presentation.odp "macro:///Standard.Autostart.my_autostart_macro"
But only if the macro is stored in OOo. How do you start a macro stored inside the document from the command line?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone can explain me how can i add the macro in ooo?

-start and -show options don't work for me, I want to test macro but I don't know how/where create macro, name it and write code of KPLUG message

P.S.
I don't understand why OOo developers don't add this little feature (just a few lines of coding) to make Impress works like PowerPoint and open .ppt in edit mode and .pps in Presentation mode... It's a feature requested since 2003... unbelievable....
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow how many answers...............
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using the macro method - I couldn't get the explanations above to work - the menu options mentioned just weren't there.

This is what I finally figured out - so here are the steps in case it helps someone else.

With the presentation open go to tools > macros > organise macros > open office org basic.
Navigate to name of the file you have open
Click on standard > new
Accept the name module1 or change as you prefer
Click OK
Overwrite the default name sub

Sub my_autosart_macro
ThisComponent.Presentation.Start
End Sub

Click save

To assign the macro reopen again
With the presentation open go to tools > macros > organise macros > open office org basic.
Click assign
Click menu tab
Click open doc
Ensure the document name it's going to save it in is the right one
Click assign macro
Reselect macro
Click file save as
Open office presentation

Now when you open it it should just play immediately.

Next I need to figure out why the music that played in a powerpoint presentation gets lost!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also there's a new macro you can install to start presentations automatically

http://www.openoffice.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=dev&msgNo=19354
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On windows, make the folder where soffice.exe lives (e.g. C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org 2.1\program) the current folder and open a command prompt there. type

soffice -help

and you will get a list of command line options

soffice -show presentation.odp

will open and start the presentation.

Thus, the tools are there. One could indeed configure the operating system such that a file with a certain extension would be launched this way.

Unfortunately, you see OOo opening, loading the doc then only going full screen, instead of having just the full screen presentation appear.

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