Just started using MS PowerPoint for a presentation. I must admit it is more pleasant to use than OpenOffice Impress was last time I tried and the feature I describe here doesn’t seem to exist in OpenOffice 3.
In this particular presentation, I wanted to insert a dozen screenshots from a video game. I wanted these pictures to appear on successive slides in exactly the same position and size. Doing this by hand is slow because you need to insert the pictures one by one and adjust each of their positions and sizes using the text fields. In PowerPoint 2010, you can insert a photo album. This is exactly what I was looking for. It allows you to select any number of images and create a new presentation with one image per slide. I don’t know what happens if the images are different sizes but it worked well for my screenshots. You can configure a few options, such as whether to have a border around the image and whether to include captions. I needed to copy the slides from the newly created presentation into my original one but that’s hardly a problem.