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Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby craigapache » Wed May 03, 2017 1:47 am

Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files similar to PowerPoint movie files?
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby RoryOF » Wed May 03, 2017 6:52 am

New extension to do this at Impress video converter

Macs not supported.
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby craigapache » Sun May 07, 2017 1:34 pm

I did download that extension. But I still cannot produce movies. Can you give exact directions for producing movies? Thanks
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby Zizi64 » Sun May 07, 2017 3:25 pm

I did download that extension. But I still cannot produce movies. Can you give exact directions for producing movies? Thanks
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I tried this extension with my LibreOffice 4.4.7 and it works for me.

First you need to upgrade your OpenOffice 3.1 to the latest Apache OpenOffice or the latest 'Still' version of the LibreOffice.
(Or please update your signature in this forum.)

Download the WINDOWS version of the extension (if you really use Windows - as it appeared in your signature) Then you need INSTALL the extension after you downloaded it. (Use the Extension manager function.)

Restart the Office suite and then you will find the new function in the Impress application in the File menu:
File - Export as video
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby craigapache » Sun May 07, 2017 11:08 pm

Dear Sir
I verified that I DO have the latest version of Open Office. Actually I do now see this option: File - Export as video
I did do that but I don't see my movie output in my folder
What should I do now? Can one of your staff dial into my laptop to check what is happening?
Thanks
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby RoryOF » Sun May 07, 2017 11:12 pm

As OpenOffice is a free product, there are no support staff. This is a User to User Forum, where users offer support on a pro bono basis in their own time. If you feel that the extension is not working correctly (or at all), you should attempt to contact its author; there may be a link on t he download page.
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby Zizi64 » Mon May 08, 2017 6:34 am

I verified that I DO have the latest version of Open Office.

Please update your signature in this forum. (User control panel - 'Profile' TAB - 'Edit signature' SUBTAB)
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ? Solved

Postby Steve Dooley » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:34 pm

craigapache wrote:Dear Sir
I verified that I DO have the latest version of Open Office. Actually I do now see this option: File - Export as video
I did do that but I don't see my movie output in my folder
What should I do now? Can one of your staff dial into my laptop to check what is happening?
Thanks
Craig


I have the same problem as Craig - Export to Video in the file menu, choose file to export to, execute, message saying success, then no file! Did this ever get solved? Using OO4.1.3 and Windows 10.

Yes - don't have any spaces in the path.
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby Zizi64 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:32 am

I have the same problem as Craig - Export to Video in the file menu, choose file to export to, execute, message saying success, then no file! Did this ever get solved? Using OO4.1.3 and Windows 10.


Do not use white space or other special characters in the URL of the output file. I just tried it, and I got same issue when I used a filename like "Video 1" but it works with filename "Video1".
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby Steve Dooley » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:13 am

Thank you. It does work if there are no spaces in the path.
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Re: Can OpenOffice Impress produce movie files ?

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:21 am

If, for clarity in a file name, one would like a space, a useful tip is to replace the space by an underscore Such_As_Here.
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