Continuing with my first-look series covering the IBM Lotus Symphony office suite, I've created a gallery covering the slideshow application, Symphony Presentations. (I covered Symphony Documents in the first gallery and Symphony Spreadsheets in the second gallery.)
As you'll discover, while Symphony Presentations contains everything you will need to create effective slideshows, it lacks many of the bells and whistles you'll find in Microsoft PowerPoint and, surprisingly, even its cousin, OpenOffice Impress.
You can download the Lotus Symphony suite and try Presentations yourself.
Keep in mind that Lotus Symphony is listed as Beta 1. However, since the suite has essentially been extracted from the final version of Lotus Notes 8, it's actually pretty solid. That's not to say that I didn't encounter any snags — but they were fairly minor.
Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.