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KeyJNote/Impressive experience

KeyJNote/Impressive experience

Posted Dec 26, 2008 0:25 UTC (Fri) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
In reply to: pdfcube 0.0.2 transiotion with space by tzafrir
Parent article: PDF-based presentations with 3-D effects

... that may even be usable enough for real-life presentations.

I'm using KeyJNote for Ā»real-life presentationsĀ« all the time and it works great (it does help to have lots of available memory, though). In my job as a Linux instructor I have PDF slides generated with PDFLaTeX and the Beamer package that can run up to a hundred slides or so per file, and KeyJNote handles them just fine. Especially the overview mode is useful, as is the ability to highlight various rectangles on a slide.

Incidentally, KeyJNote/Impressive does support several types of transition per presentation. In fact, it is not difficult to extend the LaTeX beamer package to write an Impressive .info file that will execute one kind of transition between plain slides, a different kind at the start of a section, and yet another different kind at the start of a subsection.

I also have patches to make it easier to control KeyJNote through a Trust Wireless Presenter mouse. I sent them to Martin Fiedler but he has so far not bothered to take them on, so if you're interested, drop me a note.


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KeyJNote/Impressive experience

Posted Dec 26, 2008 10:47 UTC (Fri) by jbh (subscriber, #494) [Link]

Agreed. I've also used KeyJNote for presentations (in fact, I didn't know until this moment that is was renamed, I thought it had been abandoned since the old page keyjnote.sf.net has been dead for a long time).

Usually I turn off the transitions though, or make them really quick and unobtrusive. The reason I like keyjnote is the ease of navigation (overview mode, and also single-key custom bookmarks). I find it quite jarring when a presenter has to quick-flip through ten or more slides to get back to some graph, and then forward again, often overshooting a bit.


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