OpenOffice Impress


Apache OpenOffice Impress, a part of the Apache OpenOffice office suite and developed by Sun Microsystems, is an open source presentation program compatible with and 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 them to be played on any computer with a Flash player installed. It is able to view, edit and save files in several file formats, including the .ppt format, which is used by Microsoft PowerPoint.

OpenOffice Impress users can install the Open Clip Art Library, which adds a large gallery of images for general presentation and drawing projects. Linux distributions Debian, Gentoo, Mandriva and Ubuntu have provided the ready-to-use openclipart package for download and install from their online software repositories.

Available under the ApacheV2 license, Impress is open source software.


Compute Systems Invocation Version(s)
Red Hat Linux (64-bit) % /usr/bin/ooimpress 3.1.1 (default)