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[ale] NewbieQ on OO/Impress for photo slide shows

Jim -

Thanks for the note. I'd turned up dvd-slideshow on a search against 
(IIRC) "slideshow gimp linux". I downloaded the suite and plan to give it 
a try.

Meanwhile I moved the output file for my OOo/PP slide show to a partition 
with generous space and work is now stable (but still slow).

I tried the OOo 'Export as PDF' (also slow!), and the results were about 
50% as large as the original '*.odp'. Viewing with 'Acrobat' is quick and 
clean. I rate that a success.

'Save as->Office 2000 PowerPoint' resulted in a file only slightly larger 
than the native *.odp. I haven't tried viewing with PowerPoint yet.

I have a lot to learn, but I'm about to declare v-1.0 a reasonably 
successful effort and move along. For starters, I'll look into resizing 
the images beforehand in some efficient way.

  - Mills

On Fri, 5 Dec 2008, Jim Kinney wrote:

> Freshmeat: dvd-slideshow
> http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net/wiki/Main_Page

> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 5:29 PM, John Mills <johnmills at speakeasy.net> wrote:

>> With no prior experience I'm using OpenOffice 'Impress' to package about
>> 100 digital photos as a slide show. Since the files are good quality
>> photos, the resulting presentation is getting _BBEEEGGGG_ (c.250MBy). The
>> problem: it's become glacially slow to work on!


>> I was targeting CD and planning to include the original photo files in a
>> separate directory. (There would be space.) DVD would be OK if there were
>> advantages to the medium or some especially handy packaging tool
>> available.