Using HTML as the presentation format
Posted Sep 15, 2004 0:18 UTC (Wed) by Per_Bothner
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs
I've been using HTML to present lately. I write each talk as an XML file, with a
<slide> for each slide, where the contents of each slide are written using XHTML markup. Then a shell script uses xsltproc to separate individual pages, and generate links and keyboard shortcuts. The "look" isn't very sexy because I'm not a web designer, but one could enhance the concept with nicer templates and stylesheets. The advantage is that the presentation can be viewed anywhere (including remotely) using any browser, though it is optimized for Mozilla.
Here is a sample presentation:
(Type space or n to move forwards, type p to move backwards, and type i to go to the index page, which also links to the printed paper. You can also mouse in the titlebar of each slide to move forwards/backwards.)
There is somewhat old
documentatiion, but the link to
paper-utils.tgz is current. A sample of how to use the scripts is in this Makefile. But note this is just something I've been hacking on for
my presentations, and isn't designed as a general package - you'll
probably have to tweak/fix it for your own needs. If someone wants to
tunr it into a slicker package that would be great.
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