You can Control Slideshows from your Android Device with the power of Libreoffice Impress Remote. To Control presentation on your Desktop using your Android device you need to Connect the two device (Desktop/ Laptop and your Android device) by Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Once this done you can control whatever presentation you load on computer via Android Device (both Tablet and Smartphone). All you need to do is use the volume control. Volume up advances one slide and volume down goes back if you need to. As well as enable this functionality with the slides, you can access speaker notes, which is handy as you talk through your presentation, ensuring a much slicker delivery. Here we look at how to get connected and display the slides.
How To Control Presentation Remotely Using LibreOffice Impress Remote App
Step 1: Download and Install Libre office in Desktop
Libre office is open source free office tool which is very poerful and popular and you can say it one of the best alternative to Microsoft office. The best part is that it is completely free. LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.
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Install Libre office simply by clicking through the graphical installer.
Step 2: Set up the Libre office settings
Head to Settings on your Android device and ensure Bluetooth is switched on. Now go to your computer and ensure it is switched on too. And if you are sync via Wi-Fi make sure it is on too on both the devices
Now open LibreOffice’s presentation tool on your computer and go to Tools>Options>LibreOffice Impress>General Click on Enable remote control.
Step 3: Install LibreOffice Impress Remote on Android Device
The LibreOffice Impress Remote is an app to interact with your slideshow presentation from your Android device – including slide previews, speaker notes, and more. Search LibreOffice Impress Remote in Google Play Store and hit Install button see image below:
Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on Android (go to the Settings app). Now download and open the LibreOffice Impress Remote app on your Android device.
When launched, it will search for computers in your vicinity. Tap your computer and follow the pairing request.
you can add computer through Wi-Fi by adding ip address of your Desktop or Laptop. How To find ip Address of your system? Go to Command Prompt and type ipconfig for windows and ifconfig for linux system.
Step 4: Connecting the two
Android will connect to the computer. Once it has, the screen will show a single button, saying Start Presentation. When you tap that, whatever presentation you have on LibreOffice on your computer can be remotely controlled using your Android device. Check the Volume Switching Option button see image to control presentation slides using Volume button of your Android Device.
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