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    Distributing LibreOffice Impress presentation

    I've created a slide show in Impress (LibreOffice v4.0.0.3). There are associated audio files (don't worry, no copyright issues in this case) in a subfolder that are linked from the slide show. Everything works fine on my machine.

    When I save the presentation as a .pps file and copy it, along with the audio files, to a thumb drive the show will play on another computer without LibreOffice but the sound won't play. Previous testing confirms that the file links follow relative pathing, so that's not an issue. I renamed the original audio directory on my hard drive and played the show from the thumb drive; everything works fine.

    I need to distribute this show to a number of people, and I can't guarantee what software they have on their machines. Just about everyone can view a .pps presentation, so that's what I'm trying to use. The music, though, is critical!

    Does anyone have experience with this and have any suggestions? I've been struggling with it for a few months now and the eventual recipients are way beyond getting restless.

    Dave

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    Powerpoint allows you to export a presentation in what is described "package the presentation for a CD", which solves this problem. You should look for a similar feature in the program you are using.
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    Dave,

    I haven't used Impress but here's a link to the Wiki Documentation PDF file.

    A quick look showed there are options to export to Flash or HTML files, maybe one of these will work for you. HTH
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    Instead of starting with the sound files in a sub folder have them in the same folder as the pps then reinsert them. See if that works.

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    John Wilson is correct according to page 163 of the documentation mentioned above.

    "Note that Impress will only link the media clip, not embed it. Therefore if the presentation is moved
    to a different computer, the link will be broken and the media clip will not play. To prevent this from
    happening:

    1) Place the media file, which is to be included in the presentation, in the same folder where the presentation is stored.
    2) Insert the media file in the presentation.
    3) Send both the presentation and the media files to the computer, which is to be used for the presentation, and place both files in the same folder on that computer."

    Just a note, I'm not sure if the last line means you have to set up an identically named folder on the 2nd computer.
    Last edited by BigMac56; 2013-11-18 at 18:53.

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