How to export animated slides to PDF in LibreOffice Impress

LibreOffice Impress has a useful feature to export the slides of a presentation to PDF. However, if you have animated images in your slides, these animations are not exported to PDF. This is partly because most types of animations cannot be rendered in PDF as pages. However, the most common animation is for images to appear or disappear on mouse click. It should be possible to support these animations in PDF.

The ExpandAnimations extension can be used to export the appear-disappear animations in a LibreOffice Impress presentation to PDF. The download link for the oxt extension file can be found at its Github page. Double-click the file to install the extension using LibreOffice. Once installed, you can export any presentation open in Impress by using Tools > Add-ons > Expand animations

Tried with: ExpandAnimations 0.2, LibreOffice 3.5.7.2 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

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2 thoughts on “How to export animated slides to PDF in LibreOffice Impress

  1. Hello,
    I wanted to drop a big thank you.

    It works fine for me on Windows 10, LibreOffice 6.1.1.2 with 100+ partially animated slides.
    This addon is really a great help, thanks a lot!

    Cheers,
    Philipp

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