Relative size: specify the size of the number relative to the size of the characters in the
paragraph of the list.
Start at: enter the first value of the list (for example, you might want the list to start at 4
instead of 1).
Character button: click this button to select the special character for the bullet.
Graphics: opens a gallery of available graphics or allows the selection of a file on the hard
disk to be used as a marker.
Width and Height: specify the dimensions of the graphic marker.
Keep ratio checkbox: if selected, the ratio between the width and the height of the graphic
marker is fixed.
The right hand side of the screen shows a preview of the modifications made. To revert to the
default values, click the Reset button in the bottom right corner.
Using the Customize page, you can create complex structured layouts, for example a nested list
with numbering followed by bullets (Figure 21).
Changing the order or the outline level
Click once in a line of text to place the cursor in it, then click on the Outline tab (to the right of the
Normal tab) in the Workspace and use the arrow icons in the Text Formatting toolbar (Figure 6) to
move the text to the appropriate position and give it the appropriate outline level.
The arrow icon pointing left promotes the list entry by one level (for example from Outline 3 to
Outline 2), the arrow icon pointing right demotes the list entry by one level, the up and down arrow
icons move the list entry either up or down. Any numbering used adjusts automatically.
You can also use the Tab key and Shift + Tab keys to promote and demote the
outline level of a line in a list.
Tables are a powerful mechanism to convey structured information quickly, so they represent an
important tool when creating a presentation. You can create tables directly in Impress eliminating
the need to embed a Calc spreadsheet or a Writer text table in your presentation. However, in
some circumstances, it makes sense to embed a Calc spreadsheet, especially when you require
greater functionality in the table. The tables provided by Impress do have a limited functionality.
Many predefined table designs are available in the Table design section of the Tasks pane (Figure
Creating a table
When working with tables, it is useful to know the number of rows and columns needed as well as
the appearance. The parameters can be adjusted later, but this is more laborious than setting the
correct table dimensions from the beginning.
To insert a table, proceed as follows:
1) Select the slide which will contain the table and, if necessary, modify the slide layout to
create space for the table.
2) Select Table Design (Figure 22) in the task pane. If the task pane is not visible, select View
> Task pane.
Adding and Formatting Text