Looks like it is Open Office day here at Ghacks. We bring you another cool plugin for Open Office after the incredible useful Presenter Console plugin for Open Office. Sun's Presentation Minimizer is available as a plugin for all supported operating systems like Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It can be used to minimize the size of Open Office presentations to make it easier to transfer the presentation.
The plugin will remove unnecessary data from the Open Office presentation and compress images automatically. This can be for instance useful before transferring a presentation for print so that it can be presented on screen which usually does not require the same quality of the images and can reduce the size of the presentation a lot. The Presentation Minimizer can also replace OLE objects with images.
It can also remove notes or hidden and blank slides (slides that are not used in the presentation) to further minimize the size of the presentation and prevent that confidential information are distributed with the presentation. This feature alone might make it useful even without reducing the size by compressing images.
The user can pick between jpeg and lossless compression. The former allowing to select the quality level of the images. A wizard will display the size reduction in the end with the option to open the resized presentation afterwards. It is also interesting to note that the Presentation Minimizer will work with both Open Office presentations and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.
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