Auto Starter for Presentation documents
OOo does not have an Impress autostart feature for its documents nor does it support pps files (the --show switch is not known by end-users and not user-friendly)
Therefore, i wrote an ImpressRunner extension simulating this
Obviously, end-users will have to install this extension for the first time (Tools > Extension manager > add). If it is not installed, the processus will be transparent (old behaviour).
Once installed, any powerpoint slideshow .pps file will be autostarted as they should For impress file, if a document userfield property contains 'autostart' string, the file will also be played automatically (ie. presentation will be launched at startup).
I also added a toolbar containing 2 buttons for setting or removing this mode for impress slideshow designers. Displaying it is not required for end users.
Please consider this ImpressRunner version as a first shoot and feel free to advertize it widely
i'm totally open to any suggestion and will try to enhance this tool soon (like translation and integrated help file)