Phil wrote:Hi and welcome to the community!
Unfortunately, there is no way to configure a show to start automatically. But there are two workarounds:
- Using the extension Auto Starter for Presentation documents.
- Creating a shortcut to the impress document file adding the "-show" option.
MrMars wrote:I completed the installation of the extension
MrMars wrote:I'm unsure of the "Creating a shortcut to the impress document file adding the "-show" option." Could you please explain?
MrMars wrote:When in Windows Explorer and I right click and mouse over "new" "link" is not an option..?
TrueGreen wrote:I've installed autostart, but can't figure out how to use it. I don't see any buttons on the toolbar.
Hagar de l'Est wrote:Weird, I just installed it on my 2.3.1 version (W2k) and it works fine
Hagar de l'Est wrote:Had you restarted OOo (and quickstarter)?
Phil wrote:But how do you actually notice it's working?
Do your presentation files now start automatically by default?
Phil wrote:I don't see how I can configure the autostart setting with the extension.
Hagar de l'Est wrote:It only works for .pps extensions. So if you open a .pps file, it should directly launch the slide show.
For impress file, if a document userfield property contains 'autostart' string, the file will also be played automatically (ie. presentation will be launched at startup).
I also added a toolbar containing 2 buttons for setting or removing this mode for impress slideshow designers.
Hagar de l'Est wrote:I just added the 'autostart' string in the first user field of a file (Info 1) and it also works fine
TrueGreen wrote:Just right click on the closed file and select "show" from the dropdown list.
jimford wrote:File->Properties->Custom Properties and insert 'autostart' as the value of 'Info 1'
soffice --minimized --invisible --nologo -show showpresentation.odp
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