Issue 113754

Summary: Add sound to a presentation slide
Product: Impress Reporter: dle1117 <dle1117>
Component: editingAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Minor    
Priority: P3 CC: elish, issues
Version: OOo 1.0.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: FEATURE Latest Confirmation in: 4.1.0
Developer Difficulty: ---
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Description dle1117 2010-08-09 16:15:29 UTC
With Microsoft power point you can add/record your own sound (voice comment) to
each slide.  However with Open Office I can't figure out how to add my own
verbal comment.  How do I do that?


Comment 1 wolframgarten 2010-08-10 07:48:32 UTC
Comment 2 kramx3 2010-09-12 00:08:16 UTC
OpenOffice Version Used: OOo-dev 3.4.0 DEV300m87 (Build:9522 )
Operating System: Windows 7

I was able to verify that Open Office Impress does indeed lack a recording
feature by default. However, I was able to find an extension called eVoice that
through minimal features allows you to record, play, stop, pause and add a sound
file to a selected presentation slide.

Although there is an extension that provides the lacked feature, it may be
worthwhile to include a built in recording feature for Impress. This will save
people from having to find and install the proper extension and also will put
Open Office on even footing with MS PowerPoint which already provides this feature.

Steps for adding the eVoice extension to Open Office Impress:

Step 1: Go to:
Step 2: Click “Get it!”, a download window will pop up select “Save File” and
click OK
Step 3: With Impress already open, click Tools > Extension Manager > Add...
Step 4: Browse for the downloaded EVoice.oxt file and click open
Step 5: Restart Impress
Step 6: Select the presentation slide you wish to record and add a sound clip to
Step 7: Click eVoice > Insert (From here you can Record, Play, Stop, Pause)
click okay when finished

Your newly recorded sound clip will be added to your currently selected
presentation slide. When the slide-show is viewed (F5) the sound clip will play
when it reaches the slide that contains the clip. Attached below is a
screen-shot of what this extension looks like after clicking eVoice > Insert.

Alternatively, you can add a pre-recorded sound file to a selected presentation
slide. An example of how to do this with the default sound recorder provided
with windows is described below.

Example steps for recording (out of Impress) and adding the sound file to an
Impress presentation slide:

Step 1: Open Sound Recorder (comes default with Windows)
Step 2: Click Start Recording
Step 3: Record a verbal test statement, and click stop recording
Step 4: A “Save As” window will pop up, give the file a name and click save
Step 5: With an Impress document open, select desired slide and click Insert >
Movie and Sound
Step 6: Browse for your test recording, select and click the open button.

The pre-recorded sound clip will now be added to the currently selected
presentation slide. When the slide-show is viewed (F5) the sound clip will play
when it reaches the slide that contains the clip.
Comment 3 kramx3 2010-09-12 00:09:49 UTC
Created attachment 71649 [details]
Comment 4 Edwin Sharp 2014-05-02 10:30:48 UTC
Confirmed with
AOO410m18(Build:9764)  -  Rev. 1589052
2014-04-22 12:11 - Linux x86_64