In LibreOffice Impress I opened a .ppt presentation where each slide has a title and a body (visible in screenshot).

I would like to create a "table of content" slide that would just list all slide titles.

"Insert > Summary Slide" sounds exactly like the kind of feature I need, but unfortunately it is greyed out:

LibreOffice Summary Slide

QUESTION: How to easily make such a summary slide, without having to copy-paste each title?

  • The summary slide entry is greyed out as long as no slide is selected. So after selecting a slide as first summary entry, it should work.
    – tohuwawohu
    Mar 31, 2016 at 6:39
  • @tohuwawohu: I had tried that but it does not work. I just tried again, selecting a slide in the slides view, the menu is still greyed out. Mar 31, 2016 at 9:48
  • Oh - i've just seen that you're editing a ppt file - i've tested it with a native odp file. Did you try to save the ppt as odp, or copy the content to a fresh odp file? I will check tomorrow if i can reproduce the issue with a ppt file.
    – tohuwawohu
    Mar 31, 2016 at 17:43
  • In LibreOffice-5.1 I found that at "Slide > Summary Slide" (with a *.pptx, LO- Feb 28, 2019 at 19:24

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The trick is to select the first slide in your presentation with a title field. In the slides without a title field, the Summary slide option will be greyed out.

Go to the first slide with a title field:

Slide -> "Summary Slide"

BTW, Insert -> Field -> Slide title does not seem to count as a title field (?).

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