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The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs

The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs

Posted Sep 15, 2004 11:32 UTC (Wed) by wookey (subscriber, #5501)
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs by NAR
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs

Magicpoint trivially displays .eps files (%image file.eps IIRC).

I have had trouble with .ps from some sources where the bounding box isn't right so the pic ends up in the wrong place on the screen, and sometimes it's easier to convert to a bitmap image, but for simple diags .eps works very well. Our editor failed to mention this, implying that magicpoint only did PNGs.

I must admit that I like magicpoint a lot. It does the job, quickly and simply, looks sufficiently pretty, and tells you how long you have to go. The default colour settings are horrid though, and it is important to use an editor that doesn't mess with your tabs - tabs mean stuff in magicpoint files and so using it with some editors can be a bit of a fight.

So far as I can see the reason for lack of development is that the program is finished. More flexible HTML ouput might be nice, but essentially I don't see anything about the program that needs changing.


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