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After much deliberation on the IRC we found the solution.
I wonder though where it should be posted so people can find it who have the same problem.

Here it goes:

*Getting the presenter Console to work*

If you have installed with the presenter console there and you then install LibreOffice you will most likely like me not get the presenter console to work under windows XP unless you do the following. the reason seems to be that when you install Libreoffice it fetches the extensions from OpenOffice and installs them in LibreOffice. This effectively means that you now have two presenter consoles in Libreoffice and that seems to confuse the program.

All this is at least true under Windoze XP, SR3, with a prior Installation with the Sun-presentermodule installed.

*To fix this do the following*

1. Open a command prompt
(Start > All Programs > Acessories > Command Prompt) or
(Start > Run > type cmd and press enter)

2. Navigate to the Libre office program sub-folder (usually C:\Program files\LibreOffice 3\program).
For this to work type the following and press enter:
        cd "c:\Program Files\LibreOffice 3\program"
(note: you need the "" for it to work)

3. To check what is installed type the following and press enter: list

4. You can scroll up and down to see if you find an entry with Sun presenter anywhere. If you find such an entry it needs to be removed. To do this type the following and press enter: remove com.sun.PresenterScreen-windows_x86

5. Close LibreOffice including the Quickstarter

6. Restart LibreOffice and now try your presentation.

Enjoy your presentation.

On 03/03/2011 20:16, Andy Brown wrote:
Manfred Jung wrote:
Hi all

I am tearing my hair out. LibeOffice has the Presenter Console announced
and installed in 3.3.1
I try tu use it with a Impress presentation but I can not find anything
that says Presenter Console anywhere in the program, Helpfiles or

I am using LibreOffice 3.3.1, Windoze XP SR3, on a Dell Vostro 1510 with
an NVidia card

I have tried the following:
1. I set my displays to be extended to the second monitor. That works
and I can move my mouse pointer right across so the projector screen.
Then I open the LibreOffice presentation and I find the Slideshow >
Slideshos settings. I dont find anything about a presenter console there
by the way. I set the Presentation Display setting to all displays.
(this seems to be the only setting that relates to the topic.) The I
click ok and F5 to run the slideshow. The slide show starts on my main
monitor (the laptop) no Presentation Console anywhere. The second
display (the projector) is still as before.

I can not test under XP but I had no problem using Ubuntu. First you have to find out where the extra monitor is seen by LibO. For me it was listed as 'primary'. Instead of using the "All displays" setting you set it for the, in my case, Primary. Start the slide show and the slide show runs on the 'primary' display and the Presenter runs on the 'secondary' display.


Manfred Jung
Tel     +27 11 976-4044
Fax     +27 11 976-4042

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