Mostly I have needed to switch to Windows because let’s admit it OpenOffice is not MS Office, nearly as good but definitely not an absolute replacement, so I speak for myself here.
Anyway, not being the one to give up I knew I could have a work around. Most of my slideshows need “Crayon” slide design that wasn’t available in OpenOffice. So here’s what I did,
- Google for the slide design you’d need, in my case it was “Crayons“
- Download the slide design
- Use cabextract on Linux to extract the .POT file from the .cab slide design file
- and you are good to go, click on the file to open it in OpenOffice Impress and edit away
NOTE: I own a Home Version of Windows XP and MS Office software, installed on the windows partition on my EEE. I suggest you have an original version of the above mentioned software before downloading any material related to them for your personal purposes.