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Hello Dave,

You said: "It's not clear to me what you mean by 'how to start or use Notes'."

That's really the long and the short of it. My wife does not know how
to start or to use Notes, period. So I really appreciate your giving
me the links to the Documentation page -- including the Getting
Started and Impress guides -- and to Chapter 8 which includes
information about Notes.

Also thank you for seconding Clarence's advice about saving the LibO
Impress file as .ppt. (Do you also recommend saving it within
PowerPoint as .ppt?)

Jeff Deutsch
Speaker & Life Coach
A SPLINT - ASPies LInking with NTs

"Listen to the universe while it whispers before it has to shout."
Marion Grobb Finkelstein, Communication Catalyst --

On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 3:19 AM, Dave Barton <> wrote:
Hi Jeff,

Sorry you got a less than welcoming response to your question on the
Apache list, but let's see what we can do to help you.

My suggestions are given in-line with your original message.

-------- Original Message  --------
From: Jeffrey Deutsch <>
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:49:03 -0400


My wife is willing to consider converting to LibreOffice 4
permanently. Here's her major issue, in two parts:

(1) She does not know how to start or use Notes in LibO Impress (the
presentation part).

It's not clear to me what you mean by "how to start or use Notes".
You will find it helpful to read the "Getting Started" and "User"
guides, available from:
Specific information about Notes can be found in chapter 8 of the
Impress User Guide:

(2) When she starts (and saves) Notes in PowerPoint, and then works on
the presentation in LibO -- even if she does not touch the Notes while
in LibO -- when she re-opens the presentation in PowerPoint the Notes
are all fouled up every which way.

When she uses LibO, it's version 4.0, on Windows 7 Home Premium, and
she saves the file as PowerPoint 2007/2010 (.pptx). And she uses
PowerPoint 2010, also on Windows (she thinks Windows 7 for Government
but is not certain).

Unfortunately, MS XML file formats are something of a moving target.
Although there have been many improvements in LO/MS XML compatibility
there is still work to be done.

As previously suggested to you by Clarence M Weaver, try using the older
".ppt" format to move presentations between Powerpoint and Impress.
Clarence & I have both tested this and it appears to be a reliable

What does she need to do?

Thank you very much!

Jeff Deutsch

Hope this helps.


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