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Date:      Sat, 16 Jan 2010 19:05:31 -0800
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: OOo question.....
Message-ID:  <20100117030531.GB816@thought.org>
In-Reply-To: <201001161028.00121.jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>
References:  <20100116000928.GA96431@thought.org> <201001161028.00121.jmc-freebsd2@milibyte.co.uk>

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On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:27:59AM +0000, Mike Clarke wrote:
> On Saturday 16 January 2010, Gary Kline wrote:
> 
> > 	this may be offtopic but it does deal with our OO.org port.
> > 	a friend sent me a very nice "slideshow" in powerpoint format.  I've
> > 	saved it (and the original) somewhere in the evolution directory so
> > all the photos are safe.  first question is: can I save an individial
> > image using Openoffice?
> 
> Select the slide then right click on the image and select "Save as 
> Picture" near the bottom of the menu. If you're lucky this will work - 
> I've tried this with 3 different MS Powerpoint files and it worked fine 
> with two of them but didn't even give me the "Save as Picture" option 
> with the other one :-(


	I found out that the "save as picture" is a right-click that sometimes
	works, and siometimes does NOT.  [??]  also that there is also
	sometimes the option in the dropdown or pop-up menu (with the right click)
	that lets you save as a bitmap.  xxx.PNG.  so, nutshell, I was albe
	to save three of the ones I liked most.   it took me long enough.  I
	did check OOoforum, but nothing there.  your info plus my own messing 
	around let me get the job done.  [[well, mostly!]]

> 
> > 	Second q is howto use them for my desktop backgrounds in KDE since,
> > 	upon rebuild and relaunch, everything is black.   the first question
> > is howto save a separate image?  or are there other tools to do this?
> > [neither xv nor gv work]
> 
> Right click on a blank piece of the KDE desktop and select "Configure 
> Desktop". This should open with the "Change the background settings" 
> icon highlighted. In the "Background" section click the "Picture" radio 
> button and click the folder icon on the right to browse to your 
> selected image.


	(Several hours later).

	I found the place and added three 'wallpapers'; they haven't appeared.
	Probably will after I've rebooted.  ---I see that my newest KDE is 
	3.5.10.  Sometime this year I'll try KDE4 again.--   Meanwhile, thanks
	for your help!


> 
> -- 
> Mike Clarke

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