Cut'n'pase: an advantage of text-based tools
Posted Sep 14, 2004 22:40 UTC (Tue) by lakeland
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs
This is probably obvious to many of the people here... but while I find
the graphical tools make generating a pretty presentation easier than the
markup tools, I prefer to use markup tools.
I give quite a lot of presentations that are similar to each other.
Perhaps I'll give a general version to the whole department, a more
specialised version to the research group, and a more polished version at
If I use a graphical tool, then I can produce any one of those
presentations faster. But the markup approach makes it extremely easy to
cut and paste between presentations. Templates vaguely allow you to do
this in OO.o, but markup wins the day.
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