Oracle Presenter Console


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The Presenter Console Extension provides more control over your slide show presentation, such as the ability to see the upcoming slide, the slide notes, and a presentation timer whereas the audience see only the current slide.

To avoid confusions by displaying a large number of presentation elements, the Presenter Console displays the elements on three different easily changeable views.

  • The first view displays the current slide, including the effects and the upcoming slide
  • The second view the speaker's notes in large, clear and scalable type plus the current and upcoming slide.
  • and a slide sorter view with the slide thumbnails on the third view.

You will easily love this Extension it helps you to drive your presentation smoothly, especially the notes view which keeps you away from paper notes.

Please note that the Presenter Console works only on an operating system that supports multiple displays.

Oracle Presenter Console

Version Operating system Compatibility Release date
1.1.0 Linux x86-64 3.3, 3.4 25/11/2010 - 04:29 More information Download
1.1.0-Linux-x86 Linux 3.3, 3.4 25/11/2010 - 04:26 More information Download
1.1.0-MacIntel MacOS X 3.3, 3.4 25/11/2010 - 04:23 More information Download
1.1.0-Solaris-x86 Solaris x86 3.3, 3.4 25/11/2010 - 04:21 More information Download
1.1.0-Solaris-Sparc Solaris Sparc 3.3, 3.4 25/11/2010 - 04:00 More information Download
1.1.0-Win32 Windows 3.3, 3.4 25/11/2010 - 03:54 More information Download
1.0.3-Solarisx86 Solaris x86 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 12/02/2010 - 02:38 More information Download
1.0.3-Linuxx86-64 Linux x86-64 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 12/02/2010 - 02:35 More information Download
1.0.3-LinuxIntel Linux 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 11/02/2010 - 03:59 More information Download
1.0.3-MacOSX MacOS X 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 11/02/2010 - 03:56 More information Download
1.0.3-Win32 Windows 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 10/02/2010 - 12:19 More information Download


This beautiful extention is not working with thelatest realease of Oo, the 3.4 relaese.
That is a pitty I do need it for my presentation.

Will the extention be upgraded for oo 3.4?

When showing a presentation, we use Presenter Console 1.1.0 with LibreOffice.
Works great, but when we want to show something else, while keeping the Impress open, it works not so great.
Sometimes we need to to interrupt the Impress presentation, and show a video instead.
The video is not imbedded in the presentation, but accessed via Alt+Tab.
When we want to show the video, it appears that Presenter Console is still controlling all the display settings, and therefore we are unable to show the video without shutting down Impress.
It would be nice to have some easy method to control Presenter Console to interrupt control the moment an other program is in need of Display-functions.

Is that possible?


I tried to install the presenter console (OO 3.3.0 and presenter console 1.1.0, windows 7) and got error messages like: "cannot get symbol" errors for msvcr90.dll, msvcp90.dll, and msvcm90.dll. Turns out that if I rename the download from "" to "oracle-presenter-screen.oxt", then (no OO things open) doubled clicked on the .oxt file - hey presto, installed correctly without any errors. When the extension was downloaded as "" this caused the extension to fail to install using the Extension Manager.

I request that the downloads be changed to have .oxt extensions ...

I have a new Microsoft Windows 7 Laptop. Have installed Open Office and using Impress with the Oracle Presenter Console and a second display (LCD projector). I have entered notes into the notes pages (via the notes tab) but when displaying my presentation, the notes do not appear in the presenter Console. There is a box where they SHOULD be, but it is empty.

(It worked fine on my old laptop, which was Microsoft Windows XP.)

Any idea how to fix this? - I don't really want to have to print sheaves of paper out to hold in my hand when presenting.


I have just started using the Presenter View plugin and had a problem with it when it comes to custom animation. In presenter view the next slide is displayed and you can see what is to come. The problem is when the next slide has got custom animation included. When it has custom animation included the next slide does not show what the next point is to be displayed. It shows the next slide and then when I click on the advance arrow the slide goes white and I cant see what the next point will be. This does not work as many of my slides have custom animation and I need to see what the next point is.

Is there something that I am doing wrong or is this how this plugin works?


Sadly, the old versions of the plugin are at the top. So please pay attention to the version you download!

I tried to get the wrong version working without success on Openoffice 3.3. Right now (April 11, 2011) the following combination works for me: Mac OS 10.6.7, OpenOffice 3.3 and PresenterConsole 1.1.0 (not 1.0.3!).
Hope all Windows/Linux Users have equal luck.

(I selected "Display 2" in the Slideshow Preferences to show the actual presentation on the projector and the notes etc. on my laptop screen.)

The presenter's console itself (the one showing the new slide or comments) doesn't work for me on W7 since I switched to 3.3 beta. Please Oracle, do fix that, it's a vital tool when doing professional presentations with OOo. Even shouldn't be an extension but be built-in!

Please, remove the 'feature' which forces you to use fullscreen on your primary monitor. This just doesn't make any sense, the small taskbar at the bottom is so small that you don't really gain anything with respect to readability of the presenter view but you lose sooooo much... Like the ability to quickly launch VLC to play an mp3 or to open a pdf where you got some figures which are too many to put into the notes but which you need to do the presentation or to type instant messages (which in some cases might not be a joke but really helpful when you got an expert on Skype to answer questions by the audience etc. etc.)
To sum up: Being forced to fullscreen you lose LOTS of advantages and you gain NOTHING at all. So please, change that, and I guess that (unlike the wishes for live-editing) should be so easily put into the programme as to take only a couple of minutes for the programmer.

If you do change it, I'd be willing to contribute 500$ to the project!

If I switch to the multiple-slide ("slide-sorter") view, I see the list of slides in the slideshow, as expected. But if I use the arrow keys / etc. to change slide, the slide view stays the same, rather than scrolling down to show the currently selected slide.

This is worse when I'm in the middle of the slideshow. If I need to jump slides, the presenter console multi slide view does not follow along and have the current slide already selected.

For instance, if you're on slide 20, and want to jump several slides forwards to answer a question or something, you go to the multiple-slide view, and it has slide number 1 displayed. It hasn't kept track of the fact that you're on slide 20. So, you have to scroll along until you get to the current slide, and then work from there. When you're live in front of an audience these slight delays are a distraction to the presentation.

Thank you for any help on this.

OS: Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS
OOo Version: OO320m12 (Build:9483)
Launchpad bug:

In the past, I've successfully used this extension. But now, it just won't work. By that, I mean that when I launch a presentation, the presentation launches as if the extension weren't installed. No error messages. Nothing.

It seems that someone dropped the ball. After all, if it doesn't work, there must be some error condition. Why not report an error, so that there's at least something to go on?

(I'm currently running OOo 3.2 on Ubuntu (Linux) 10.04.

The Presenter Console is now part of the Universe repository in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. So, no need to download it manually from here, you can simply install the using Synaptic Package Manager.

You can use the normal Slideshow > Slideshow Settings > Multiple displays to control which screen your main presentations ends up on. If it's not right you can also drag the windows from one screen to another using ALT+left click to drag them.

Once installed nothing special needs to be done, it should just come up when going into presentation mode (F5).

I have used both workarounds; they both work for me.

The problem, though, is that the primary display gets switched from time to time. For example, sometimes "Display 1 (Primary)" is on my projector screen, sometimes it's on my laptop. (This seems to happen when I close the laptop lid, restarting OpenOffice, restarting the computer, etc.) The "Slide Show Settings" dialog seems to remember your display preference, but the actual slideshow doesn't seem to assign the right physical device to the right display.

Is there a way to keep the primary display on the laptop screen? The primary display in Impress doesn't seem to be related to the Ubuntu primary display. (You can determine the Ubuntu primary display by seeing which display the panels are on.)

Thank you.

OS: Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS
OOo Version: OO320m12 (Build:9483)
Launchpad bug:

Thanks MagicFab, you saved my life. I was stuck with the presenter console on the projector screen and your little trick with the ALT key sequence to move it got me back on the road again.

Some more tips for Ubuntu users in case you have these problems:
- annoying sound echo when playing multimedia ? press F1 twice: this will switch off the video on the presenter console and kill the echo. (F1 is help. It brings up the help screen and closes it. This stops the second copy of the video)
- sound but no video ? make both screens run at the same resolution - I had to run them both at 1024 width resolution, and then the videos would show.

I saw your comment and was hoping you could help. I had presenter working on ubuntu 9, but can't get it to work on ubuntu netbook 10. I don't have the Multiple displays option you mention (all?)

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Love the program!

My presenter notes are projecting on the screen and the slide (only) on my laptop monitor. How do I reverse this so I have my speaker notes on my laptop monitor and the slide (only) on the projector screen that the audience sees?

Have tried switching the "Extend my Windows desktop on this monitor" and still no luck getting this reversed.

Have two display icons: a BIG one label "1" and a small one labeled "2". Am assuming the BIG 1 is my projector and the small 2 is my laptop monitor.

Am really excited about using this feature. Please help. Thanks. - Tony

The solution is in the Ubuntu thread above :

In OpenOffice Impress, go to "Slideshow" -> "Slideshow Settings" -> "Multiple Displays"
You'll have the option to choose which display to output the slides to.

The presenter control needs to be ON the laptop,
and the laptop's output needs to be the "program"
and I can't figure out how to reverse how Presenter Console is doing this. Is there some setting, preference file, toggle switch, something that flips this back the way we'd expect it?

In PowerPoint I am able to display my Presenter notes fine on my laptop monitor with the PowerPoint (slide only) on the projector screen. But when I attempt to do it with Impress, the Presenter notes are on the screen with the slide only on my laptop monitor.

Have tried without success reversing the "Extend my Windows desktop on this monitor".

It works automatically in screen presentation view, as long as dual monitors are enabled before you start open office.

There was a previous post asking where to find the feature, once installed. I have the same question...

Bests, Al in Bangkok

Great extension and it is a most wanted extension but... great if it not in full screen mode.

Version 1.0.3 does not display speaker notes (OO 3.1.1 MacOSX SnowLeopard). Where can I find 1.0.2 so I can reinstall? The download had the same filename, so overwrote the old version.

Hi I've downloaded the extension and added it but it doesn't work. Is it meant to show when you are setting up the slide show? On the View Menu? or is it a button? or is it anywhere else.

Thanks to whoever put up version 1.0.3 for Win32. Now it works again with OOo 3.2 Win32. Much appreciated.

Hi, great extension, thank you!

Two small suggestions so far....

It's inconvenient when the notes are longer than the area on the screen, and you have to shrink the text. Instead, I think the text should automatically shrink to fit.

It should be possible to pause or reset the timer, perhaps just by clicking on it.


great functionality and amazing modern classic look! a big compliment for the designer and the programmer .. software has too look and work like this.

Really great stuff !
If a video is inserted in a slide, the video is shown on both console and presentation screen. It would not be so disturbing if the sound was not slightly shifted, making an awful echo.
DEV300_m21 and Presenter Console 0.9.0

Great extension, however I am forced to disable this extension if slides will be shown that have embedded sounds/video with sound.
Is there another workaround for this (beside not using sounds at all ;-))?


Great feature... The only major problem I see is the size of the "Current Slide" (It's very hard to read) It would be nice if the sizes could be manually set... Also, having the option to show, or not to show, the slides effects would be nice too. :)

Excellent stuff. Looks great at this early stage. Biggest downside right now is that my remote slide changer doesn't work when the presenter mode is switched on. KDE and XFCE on OpenSuSE 10.3