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Submitted by donna on 15 July, 2007 - 12:41

Screenshot of Spiral template in

Fooling around with Inkscape, it dawned on me I should do something productive with my random drawings, so I turned them into Impress presentation backgrounds.

This is halfway through an earth, water, air, fire set. Earth - is represented by brown spirals - semi-inpsired by the triple spiral at New Grange in Ireland. Water - represented by blue bubbles. Seemed the natural thing to do with Spheres, clones and gradients.

Making the templates is easy ...

How To make your own Impress Presentation Template

Open OOo Impress
Select Empty Presentation from the wizard
Click Create

Screenshot of Bubbles template for Impress(If the wizard is not enabled, First go to the File menu and select Wizard > Presentation)

Go to the View Menu, and select Master > Slide Master

Go to the Insert menu, and select Picture > From file and browse your file system for an image you'd like to use as a background.

Resize it if necessary, and use the Arrange tool, to send the image to the back, so the text boxes are visible again.

If you want a range of different backgrounds for slides, just create more master pages, by right clicking on the first master page, and select New master from the pop-up menu.

To save these files as templates in OOo Impres just go to the File menu, select Templates > Save.

Feel free to download these templates, modify and re-distribute them. 

EDIT: Have just uploaded the .SVG files too, so you can open them in Inkscape and modify them if you want to.


File bubbles.otp89.78 KB
File spirals.otp777.73 KB
File bubbles.svg167.91 KB
File spirals-frontpage.svg282.15 KB
File impress-template-triplespiral.svg80.39 KB


Where were you when I needed you last night! (I mean for the templates that is! :P).

I too should do the same...

I noticed this page is generating a few hits from people looking for OOo Impress templates, so thought I'd increase the value of landing here by adding links to some other sites with freely available templates.

Have you found other sites? Any broken links to report? Leave a comment and let me know.

i know it may be a bit late. but it was so useful
how much pain i took to download templates when i could have taken these simple steps.
thank you donna
that was godsend
happy new year

Thank you so much! I really needed this. I'm doing a project in school, and I'm making a presentation about the movie Hellboy, and well, I can't say that Wine is really scary... Again, thank you, this saved me! Thank you thank you thank you!
(I'm norwegian, I'm not that good in english :P)