Starting an ODP presentation automatically

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How do I automatically start an ODP presentation when I open the file?

LibreOffice is able to launch a .PPS file automatically. To do the same with a .ODP file, you must use the ImpressRunner extension.

  • download the extension and install it, then restart LO ;
  • the extension has added a toolbar with 2 buttons[1] : FR.FAQ Impress 104a.PNG
  • the button with the green arrow activates the autostart function;
  • the button with the red square deactivates the function ;

Insert manually, or via the extension's toolbar, the keyword autostart in any of the personal properties (not necessarily the first): File > Properties, Personal Properties tab.

  • ImpressRunner detects the presence of the keyword in the user properties in order to activate automatic launching or not.
  • Once the file is written and closed, the slide will run automatically from the next time the slideshow is opened.


  1. The toolbar is not provided with the current version of the extension, so it is necessary to add or remove manually the autostart keyword.