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Apache License 2.0 (Apache OpenOffice 3.4 and later)
OpenOffice Impress, a part of the OpenOffice office suite package and created by Sun Microsystems, is a presentation program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint. In addition to being able to create PDF files from presentations, it is also able to export presentations to SWF files, allowing it to be played on any computer with a Flash player installed. It is able to view, edit and save files in many file formats, including the .ppt format, which is used by Microsoft PowerPoint. Impress is distributed (spread) under an open source licence so people can download it as free software. It released under the terms of the Apache License. 
OpenOffice Impress users can install the Open Clip Art Library, which adds a large amount of images for general presentation and drawing projects. Linux distributions Debian, Gentoo, Mandriva and Ubuntu have given the ready-to-use openclipart package for download and install from their online software repositories.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "LGPL v3". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 22 April 2009.
- "License Simplification FAQ". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 27 February 2010.
- "Licenses & Copyrights". Apache Software Foundation. Retrieved 2 January 2012.
- "OpenOffice.org". Archived from the original on 2008-08-24. Retrieved 2008-08-23.
- Linux.com :: Microsoft PowerPoint versus OpenOffice.org Impress
Other websites[change | change source]
- Impress Official Page
- Impress Presentation FAQ
- User resources at OOo Wiki
- OpenOffice.org 2 Guidebook
- OpenOffice.org Blog
Templates and resources[change | change source]
- Presentation Templates from the official documentation page
- OpenOffice.org Impress Templates
- Extension Repository for OpenOffice
Guide and Articles[change | change source]
- OpenOffice.org 2.x Impress Guide
- First Steps in Impress, updated for OpenOffice.org 2.0
- Differences In Use Between Impress and Powerpoint Archived 2010-12-28 at the Wayback Machine
- TuxMagazine issue 10 (free PDF download after registration)
- OpenOffice.org 2.0 Impress: the Confusing Duckling Becomes a User-Friendly Swan by Solveig L. Haugland
- Delivering Effective Presentations with OpenOffice.org's Impress