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LibreOffice Impress. LibreOffice Impress is a free open source PowerPoint viewer software for. In Impress, creating and editing slides is very versatile thanks to different editing and view modes: Normal (for general editing), Outline (for organizing and outlining your text content), Notes (for viewing and editing the notes attached to a slide), Handout (for producing paper-based material), and Slide Sorter (for a thumbnail sheet view that lets you quickly locate and order your slides). LibreOffice is Free and Open Source Software. Development is open to new talent and new ideas, and our software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community. LibreOffice Impress is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations can be enhanced with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects and transition styles, animations, and high-impact drawing tools.

By starting LibreOffice software from the command line you can assign various parameters, with which you can influence the performance. The use of command line parameters is only recommended for experienced users.

For normal handling, the use of command line parameters is not necessary. A few of the parameters require a deeper knowledge of the technical background of LibreOffice software technology.


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Starting LibreOffice Software From the Command Line

  1. Under Windows, select Run from the Windows Start menu, or open a shell under Linux, *BSD, or macOS platforms.

  2. Under Windows, type the following text in the Open text field and click OK.

  3. Under UNIX-like systems, type the following line of text, then press Return:

    Replace {install} with the path to your installation of LibreOffice software (for example, C:Program FilesOffice in Windows, or ~/office in UNIX)

Valid Command Line Parameters

Using without special arguments

Using without any arguments opens the start center.

{file}

Tries to open the file (files) in the components suitable for them.

{file} macro:///[Library.Module.MacroName]

Opens the file and applies specified macros from the file.


Getting help and information

Parameter

Meaning

--help / -h / -?

Lists the available command line parameters to the console.

--helpwriter

Opens LibreOffice built-in or online Help on Writer.

--helpcalc

Opens LibreOffice built-in or online Help on Calc.

--helpdraw

Opens LibreOffice built-in or online Help on Draw.

--helpimpress

Opens LibreOffice built-in or online Help on Impress.

--helpbase

Opens LibreOffice built-in or online Help on Base.

--helpbasic

Opens LibreOffice built-in or online Help on Basic scripting language.

--helpmath

Opens LibreOffice built-in or online Help on Math.

--version

Shows LibreOffice version and quits.

--nstemporarydirectory

(macOS sandbox only) Returns path of the temporary directory for the current user and exits. Overrides all other arguments.


General arguments

Parameter

Meaning

--quickstart[=no]

Activates[Deactivates] the Quickstarter service. It can take only one parameter no which deactivates the Quickstarter service. Without parameters this service is activated.

--nolockcheck

Disables check for remote instances using the installation.

--infilter={filter}

Forces an input filter type, if possible. For example:

--infilter='Calc Office Open XML'

--infilter='Text (encoded):UTF8,LF,Liberation Mono,en-US'.

--pidfile={file}

Store soffice.bin pid to {file}.

--display {display}

Sets the DISPLAY environment variable on UNIX-like platforms to the value {display}. This parameter is only supported by the start script for LibreOffice software on UNIX-like platforms.


User/programmatic interface control

Parameter

Meaning

--nologo

Disables the splash screen at program start.

--minimized

Starts minimized. The splash screen is not displayed.

--nodefault

Starts without displaying anything except the splash screen.

--invisible

Starts in invisible mode.

Neither the start-up logo nor the initial program window will be visible. LibreOffice software can be controlled, and documents and dialogs can be controlled and opened via the API.

Using the parameter, LibreOffice can only be ended using the taskmanager (Windows) or the kill command (UNIX-like systems).

It cannot be used in conjunction with --quickstart.

More information is found in LibreOffice Developer's Guide.

--headless

Starts in 'headless mode' which allows using the application without user interface.

This special mode can be used when the application is controlled by external clients via the API.

--norestore

Disables restart and file recovery after a system crash.

--safe-mode

Starts in a safe mode, i.e. starts temporarily with a fresh user profile and helps to restore a broken configuration.

--accept={UNO}

Notifies LibreOffice software that upon the creation of 'UNO Acceptor Threads', a 'UNO Accept String' will be used.

UNO-URL is string the such kind uno:connection-type,params;protocol-name,params;ObjectName.

More information is found in LibreOffice Developer's Guide.

--unaccept={UNO-URL}

Closes an acceptor that was created with --accept={UNO-URL}. Use --unaccept=all to close all open acceptors.

--language={lang}

Uses specified language, if language is not selected yet for UI. The lang is a tag of the language in IETF language tag.

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Developer arguments

Parameter

Meaning

--terminate_after_init

Exit after initialization complete (no documents loaded).

--eventtesting

Exit after loading documents.


Unix and Linux user can invoke LibreOffice with these additional parameters for debugging purposes.

Parameter

Meaning

--record

An enhanced debugger.

--backtrace

Prints the backtrace of the entire stack.

--strace

strace is a diagnostic, debugging and instructional userspace utility for Linux.

--valgrind

Automatically detect many memory management and threading bugs, and profile the program in detail.


The debug options --record, --backtrace, --strace and --valgrind cannot be used together. Please use them one by one.


New document creation arguments

The arguments create an empty document of specified kind. Only one of them may be used in one command line. If filenames are specified after an argument, then it tries to open those files in the specified component.


Parameter

Meaning

--writer

Starts with an empty Writer document.

--calc

Starts with an empty Calc document.

--draw

Starts with an empty Draw document.

--impress

Starts with an empty Impress document.

--math

Starts with an empty Math document.

--global

Starts with an empty Writer master document.

--web

Starts with an empty HTML document.


File open arguments

The arguments define how following filenames are treated. New treatment begins after the argument and ends at the next argument. The default treatment is to open documents for editing, and create new documents from document templates.


Parameter

Meaning

-n

Treats following files as templates for creation of new documents.

-o

Opens following files for editing, regardless whether they are templates or not.

--pt {Printername}

Prints the following files to the printer {Printername} and ends. The splash screen does not appear.

If the file name contains spaces, then it must be enclosed in quotation marks.

If used multiple times, only last {Printername} is effective for all documents of all --pt runs.

Also, --printer-name argument of --print-to-file switch interferes with {Printername}.

-p

Prints following files to the default printer, after which those files are closed. The splash screen does not appear.

If the file name contains spaces, then it must be enclosed in quotation marks.

--view

Opens following files in viewer mode (read-only).

--show

Opens and starts the following presentation documents of each immediately. Files are closed after the showing. Files other than Impress documents are opened in default mode , regardless of previous mode.

--convert-to OutputFileExtension[:OutputFilterName] [--outdir output_dir]

Batch convert files (implies --headless). If --outdir isn't specified, then current working directory is used as output_dir.

If --convert-to is used more than once, last value of OutputFileExtension[:OutputFilterName] is effective. If --outdir is used more than once, only its last value is effective. For example:

--convert-to pdf *.doc

--convert-to pdf:writer_pdf_Export --outdir /home/user *.doc

--convert-to 'html:XHTML Writer File:UTF8' *.doc

--convert-to 'txt:Text (encoded):UTF8' *.doc

See the list of document filters for file conversion.

--print-to-file [--printer-name printer_name] [--outdir output_dir]

Batch print files to file. If --outdir is not specified, then current working directory is used as output_dir.

If --printer-name or --outdir used multiple times, only last value of each is effective. Also, {Printername} of --pt switch interferes with --printer-name. For example:

--print-to-file *.doc

--print-to-file --printer-name nasty_lowres_printer --outdir /home/user *.doc

--cat

Applies filter 'txt:Text' to the following text documents and dump text content to console (implies --headless). Cannot be used with --convert-to.

-env:VAR[=VALUE]

Set a bootstrap variable. For example: to set a non-default user profile path:

-env:UserInstallation=file:///tmp/test


Ignored switches

Parameter

Meaning

-psn

Ignored (macOS only)

-Embedding

Ignored (COM+ related; Windows only)

--nofirststartwizard

Does nothing, accepted only for backward compatibility.

--protector {arg1} {arg2}

Used only in unit tests and should have two arguments.


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LibreOffice Impress is a truly outstanding tool for creating effective multimedia presentations. Your presentations can be enhanced with 2D and 3D clip art, special effects and transition styles, animations, and high-impact drawing tools.

Master pages simplify the task of preparing your materials. And you can save even more time by downloading templates from the LibreOffice template repository.

While you're building your presentation, you can look at your slides in different viewing modes, to fit the task you're currently doing: Normal (for general editing), Outline (for organizing and outlining your text content), Notes (for viewing and editing the notes attached to a slide), Handout (for producing paper-based material), and Slide Sorter (for a thumbnail sheet view that lets you quickly locate and order your slides).

When the time comes to screen and present your work, you have a powerful Slide Show mode that gives you total command over how your slides are displayed and sequenced, so that you can focus on addressing your audience (which slides get shown; manual or timed slide transition; pointer visible or invisible; navigator visible/invisible; ...).

Impress supports multiple monitors, and the standardly-incorporated Presenter Console Extension gives you yet more control over your slide show presentation, such as the ability to see the upcoming slide, view your slide notes, and control the presentation timer while the audience is looking at the current slide.

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Impress has a comprehensive range of easy-to-use drawing and diagramming tools to add style and sophistication to your presentation.

You can arrange your most-commonly used drawing tools around your screen, ready for single-click access, and take advantage of the 'Styles and Formatting' box to put all your graphics styles just one click away.

You can bring your presentation to life with slide show animations and effects. The Fontworks tool permits you to create attractive 2D and 3D images from text. Impress enables you to build and control 3D scenes incorporating a large variety of objects and components.

You can save your presentations in OpenDocument format, the new international standard for documents. This XML-based format means that your files can be opened by recipients who are not LibreOffice users: your presentations will be accessible with any OpenDocument-compliant software.

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You can also open Microsoft PowerPoint files, and save your work in PowerPoint format for people still locked into Microsoft products. Alternatively, you can use the built-in exporter to create Flash (.swf) versions of your presentations.

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LibreOffice Impress default file extension associations

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Common file extensions used by LibreOffice Impress

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Other file extensions associated with LibreOffice Impress

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