Impress is the PowerPoint equivalent in OpenOffice. Generally, you can load and present PowerPoint presentations with little difficulty in Impress.
Fonts have at times been a concern, with some MS/Windows fonts not
always available under other operating systems. This manifests itself
most often with bullets which use the wingding font in
PowerPoint. To have these automatically converted to
dingbats in OpenOffice go to Tools-Options-Fonts and specify
the Font as
Wingdings and Replace With Dingbats and click the
tick. Newer versions of OpenOffice have fixed most of these such
A standard distribution of OpenOffice comes with only a few templates.
Many others are available from http://ooextras.sourceforge.net.
To install, place them into a directory in which OpenOffice looks for
templates. This might be something like
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