I am using LibreOffice impress for my presentations and I want to get the presentation notes displayed at rehearsal time without plugging in a second monitor. I checked everywhere, but I could not find any solution to get the presenter notes.

  • What do you mean by presenter notes? Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 13:55
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    Presenter notes means the additional facts that we include in the slides. But they are not visible for the audience but only for the presenter. Those notes give presenters huge help for the presentation. Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 14:59
  • I can't find this feature either. It looks like you will need to contact LibreOffice and ask them to implement it.
    – user68186
    Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 16:15
  • @user68186 I think that must be done. Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 18:18
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    @user68186 got it. reported. Commented Jan 5, 2019 at 9:44

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Select View / Notes from the menu.

It shows a format with the slide at the top of the page and the notes below it. Not beautiful but OK for practice on a single screen.

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  • This is fine. The problem is with Menu: Slide Show > Rehearse Timing. OP wants to see the notes while rehearsing with only one display, namely just the laptop not connected to any projector or a second screen.
    – user68186
    Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 15:59
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    Thanks, that wasn't clear to me from the question that OP wanted the timing. I can't think of a way to do that. Commented Jan 3, 2019 at 16:07

This feature is not yet developed in the Libre Impress. I have already reported the issue. From following link, you can view the feature request to bugzilla. https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122493


You can set the presenter console to be always on by changing the following setting: Tools > Options > LibreOffice > Advanced, then select 'Expert Configuration', enter 'StartAlways' into the search bar and toggle the setting to 'True'.

  • This works just fine. Thanks.
    – umbe1987
    Commented Oct 14, 2022 at 6:51

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