Professional Dual Head Presentations with StarOffice 9 and Sun Presenter Console

StarOffice 9 Beta better known as OpenOffice 3 Beta 2 are now available as free downloads.

The extensions are what I like most. My favorites are the Sun Weblog Publisher extension which I used for this article and the Sun Presenter Console (version .0.9). This extension is what's finally making the market leading presentation software superfluous for me. All I need (StarOffice) is available on Linux, Solaris, Windows and MacOS and its for free.

Here's the problem which is getting solved:

Higher StarOffice 8 (OpenOffice 2) updates already allowed to have a presentation on a external screen (beamer) while the internal screen (laptop) was available to keep a protocol or whatever. The Sun Presenter Console now allows to use the internal screen to see the time spend on the presentation and the next slide on the internal screen. The screen shot below shows my external screen on the right and the internal screen on the left.

This solves my problem of speaking about things I should keep with me for the next slight.

You may switch on the flight to a mode which allows you to see some more slides at a time. See below:

Finally it allows you to see the notes of your presentation at a time. I missed this feature for a year. It's dull to document your presentation notes when you can't see them at presentation time...

See below:



A big thank you to the OpenOffice.org Engineering at Sun who wrote it.

By the way: StarOffice 9 is now able to deal with Solaris 10/Opensolaris multi screen setups using Xinerama. StarOffice 9 knows that my 2560 by 1024 pixel screen on my Ultra 20 consists of two 1280 by 1024 pixel screens. This means that it's not annoying me with splash screens reaching over both of my 2 screens and it's smart enough to use one physical screen for the presentation only.

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