3) In the
section, select the preferred Paper format
from the drop-down list. Note that the dimensions change
automatically when a standard format is selected. Despite the
name (Paper format), the list contains selections for displaying
the slides as well as printing them on paper.
The default values for the
settings are optimized for
screen presentation (4:3 ratio) but will also print on Letter or A4
paper with landscape orientation. If your computer uses a wide-
screen monitor, you may wish to take advantage of that by
format and editing the Width and Height
4) You can also select the orientation of the slide or paper (Portrait
or Landscape) and the paper tray to be used. Note that in Impress
you cannot specify different trays for different pages (slides), as
you can in Writer; however, you can specify different trays for
printing slides, notes, and handouts. This is useful if, for example,
you want to print slides on transparencies and handouts on
For more about printing presentations, see Chapter 10.
5) In the
section, you can change the spacing between the
edges of the page and the contents of the slide.
6) In the
section, select the page number format in
the Format drop-down list. To allow resizing the slide objects and
fonts to fit the paper, select the Fit object to paper format
7) Click OK to save your changes.
Changing the background of a slide
A presentation can have multiple slide masters, so the need for
modifying slide backgrounds should be an exception. See Chapter 2 for
details about using slide masters.
Applying a background to a slide master or to individual slides is no
different from filling the area of a shape. See Chapter 6 (Formatting
Graphic Objects) for details.
To change the background for a slide:
1) Switch to Normal view (click the tab in the main work area or
select View > Normal in the menu bar).
2) Select the slide you want to change.