Oracle Presentation Minimizer

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The Oracle Presentation Minimizer is used to reduce the file size of the current presentation. Images will be compressed, and data that is no longer needed will be removed.
The Oracle Presentation Minimizer can optimize the image quality size. Presentations designed for screen or projector do not require the same high quality as presentations designed for print.
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) objects are useful during the presentation design phase but they are up to twice the size of a regular image.
The Oracle Presentation Minimizer can replace these OLE objects with images without any quality loss. In addition to reducing the file size, the Oracle Presentation Minimizer can remove speaker notes and hidden slides so that you do not publish confidential information by mistake.
The wizard summarizes of all of the changes that will be made to your presentation, and gives you an estimate of the file size reduction.
Note ! The Oracle Presentation Minimizer also works on Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

Oracle Presentation Minimizer

Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
1.0.3 Solaris Sparc 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 21/11/2010 - 12:02 More information Download
1.0.3-Solaris-x86 Solaris x86 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 21/11/2010 - 11:58 More information Download
1.0.3-Linux-x86-64 Linux x86-64 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 21/11/2010 - 11:54 More information Download
1.0.3-Linux-x86 Linux 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 21/11/2010 - 11:50 More information Download
1.0.3-MacIntel MacOS X 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 21/11/2010 - 11:47 More information Download
1.0.3-win32 Windows 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 21/11/2010 - 11:42 More information Download
1.0.2-Win32 Windows 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 18/11/2010 - 04:15 More information Download
1.0.2-Linux64 Linux x86-64 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 12/10/2010 - 07:47 More information Download
1.0.2-Linux Linux 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 12/10/2010 - 07:35 More information Download
1.0.1-SolarisSparc Solaris Sparc 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 11/07/2008 - 06:52 More information Download
1.0.1-Solarisx86 Solaris x86 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 11/07/2008 - 06:41 More information Download
1.0.1-MacOSXIntel MacOS X 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 11/07/2008 - 06:01 More information Download
1.0.1-Win32Intel Windows 2.x, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 11/07/2008 - 05:24 More information Download


I just compressed 60 MB Powerpoint down to 3 MB - that's cool.

It would be nice to have it also for writer documents, at least ability to reduce size of images. Than it would be extension No.1 for me.

Maybe I've missed the obvious, but the Minimize toolbar was greyed out and so I couldn't minimize the PPT. I tried this with two different PowerPoint Presentations, PPT files, and with neither could I use this extension.

I am running OOo on Win XP. Would love it to work...


it did it to me on xp ooo 2.3.0. I upgraded in 2.3.1 and it works

Does anyone know how to get it to work on Ubuntu 7.10 amd64? I would love to use this as I do a lot of presentations with ooimpress at the school where I teach.

a really good tool for professional presenters .. i compressed some presentations from ca. 100:1 (containing a lot of pics)! especially for bigger presentations it saves a lot of time, not to check and fit every page manually :)

p.s. it works great for me on current version (do not use older ones ;) for winxp and suse linux

I could have sworn I'd used this extension in the past but it doesn't seem to be working now.

When I click on the Minimize Presentation button I get a popup dialog that says:


  1. Introduction
  2. Slides
  3. Graphics
  4. OLE Objects
  5. Summary

Clicking on any of the items in the list doesn't do anything. I'm not sure what to do from here.

Great tool! Woulld be even better if we could use this tool to reduce Writer documents:
- remove cropped area's of images
- reduce resolution for images that are scaled down
- remove external OLE linkage
- remove external Image linkage
This could make large Writer files much better workable.

If Sun is not providing a Writer version, can someone point me to the source code (extension was released under GPL but I can't find the source).

Yes, would be so great for Writer too!

So, anything new on this topic?

Best regards, Arsène

Permite diminuir o tamanho das apresentações sem grande trabalho.


Jacinto Leal

I can't find any icon or shortcut on the menu bar to sun minimizer. I am sure that I have installed the plug-in correctly but still I can't find it on the commands list. Can anyone advise me on this!

Thank you very much

I've fixed the problem. There were missing components so I reinstalled the open office. The extension is working fine. I love it!!!

Good working.
Thank you for your report.
Did your update the extension before the error? If you did, you needed to back up the ShellCommands module. You don't need to make a back up of the menu settings when updating the extension.
If you didn't, this might be a problem. Could you check the ExecuteComand_WXPDWYEZUB is there in the ShellCommands module inside. Choose Tools - Macros - Organize Macros - ... entry and then expand My Macros and mytools_BookmarksMenu, and select "ShellCommands" module. Check is it in the list.

This plugin is causing Impress to crash when I attempt to use it with the 2.4 packages shipping with Fedora 9.

I'm using Ubuntu Hardy in OOo 2.4.1 and everytime I try to install the extension I get a "Loading component library failed file:///home/kaiser/.openoffice.org2/user/uno_packages/cache/uno_packages/wFBPhp_/Presentation-Minimizer.oxt/".
(I changed the name of the file to "Presentation-Minimizer.oxt")

any ideas?


I confirm the same problem (using Ubuntu Hardy and oOo 2.4.1) using the Linux version, which already ends in .oxt. It's no less a mystery to me either, and I'd sincerely like to use it.

It looks like the problem is that the in ubuntu no longer depends on STLport while this extension has been compiled with that dependency. I could, however, get the version in ubuntu repos to work fine (

I'm having same problem, running ArchLinux. It started with upgrade from 2.4.0 to 2.4.1, so I guess it's a problem with this version.

This is a wonderful tool, a must-have. I hope it gets fixed soon.

The linux version contains only the 32bit binary. So, I get the same error above with ''. I tried to anonymously download the CVS source but couldn't figure out what the pserver or path is (help would be appreciated!). Anyway, I found a 64bit binary for openoffice 3.0 and Fedora 10 on I only have openoffice 2.4, but I force installed it (rpm -ihv --nodeps) and it works great under Fedora 9.

After minimization, text colors in embedded metafiles partially change!!!

How to reproduce:

(1) Make a drawing containing texts in Draw, copy & paste it as GDI metafile into Impress Slide.

(2) Minimize, then some text colors (expecially after parentheses and line feeds) become white.

Is it possible to run the extension in headless mode?

Also is there any known routine that could be added to break down metafiles?

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After a smooth installation I immediately tried out the extension.
Everything's ok, but after clicking on duplicating presentation on the 5th step in the wizard the windows remains greyed out and stops working.
I use OOo 3.1 with Vista.


There's no x86_64 binaries available on this page, but I found a Sun Presentation Minimizer x86_64 package for OOo 3.1.1 on MIB repo (for Mandriva). Wonder why it doesn't show up here ?

Anyway thanks a lot !

* Settings are readible and allow me to find the best size/quality scenario :)

* Watch out the smallest settings as it *does* pixelise the images

* Watch out some image with a "halo" arround them with smallest & medium settings

There are more versions available at

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See the comment below. There are x64 versions available at that link.

OS: Windows Vista 64bit
OOo version: 3.2.0

I have a question regarding the operation of the extension. I want to be able to minimize my presentation while I am building it. I use large hi-res images in presentations and Impress gets very slow to work with and save after a few slides are added. I have noticed that the file size reduces each time I run the optimizer on the same presentation. Is this further degrading the image quality?

It would be great to be able to choose the specific pictures or slides that the extension would optimize.

Bug 1: The automatic extension option does not work. No extension is added to the end of a file when the "Duplicate presentation..." option is selected.

Bug 2: The lossless compression option for graphics does not work at all. If it is selected then the options selected for lossy compression are used. This is shown in the final Summary window.

Hey there,
Just to let you know how much I like this extension,
so, I made a very small "howto" in spanish for end_users,

Hope this helps spanish talking people (as me) to understand and use the Minimizer,
here is the link:


Martin Garcia

Can you please tag this extension with 'impress' and 'presentations'. Otherwise it is almost impossible to discover it.

I use it all the time since all my presentations must go on my USB key.
Really very helpful!
Virginie Vacher

Thank you for great work, first of all!

However, are there any hopes to receive extension of the same functionality for writer? This question arose as soon as the presentation minimizer appeared, but, unfortunately, nothing changes.
This would be very, very necessary extension to export to Microsoft word writer documents with lot of charts and formulas, because on many computers word do not recognize gdi metafiles and the only way to convert charts to something visible to word is to step manual conversion to bitmap images.

Best regards!

We’ve probably all been in the situation where we need to vastly reduce the file size of a document or other file. It can be frustrating when you really don’t know what to do with it but you have to make it smaller so it’ll fit into whatever storage you’re looking for. With the Oracle Presentation Minimizer, it compresses your presentation file by making the images smaller and unnecessary data will be removed. You’ll find that you’ll save a huge amount by doing this and the file size will be considerably smaller. It doesn’t even take any extra work either so it’s definitely worth a try.

It also works in AOO 4.0.1 (RC3)?

Sorry for my english.