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#26 2009-10-29 13:00:56

upsidaisium
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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

re: pogeymanz
can't confirm here, as i don't have LyX installed--- but i *think* that LyX can use the beamer package to make slides with LaTeX. but yea, as timetrap mentioned, i don't think the LaTeX syntax is that difficult (but i guess it's tougher if you don't use it frequently enough to remember the syntax wink in that case, keep a reference handy and you'll be fine)

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#27 2009-10-29 21:09:57

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

Wow, +1 pandoc. Makes me want to take notes in a lecture right nao. big_smile

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#28 2009-10-30 01:45:59

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

pandoc's haskell requirement is a deal-breaker for me -- though it does seem like a nice app.

asciidoc is another option, maybe? it converts to html, pdf, etc (not sure about LaTeX).


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#29 2009-10-30 01:56:27

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

upsidaisium wrote:

pandoc's haskell requirement is a deal-breaker for me -- though it does seem like a nice app.

Since GHC currently statically compiles everything, GHC and supporting cast may all be compile-time dependencies. If so, maybe someone has a repo with a binary that you can download?

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#30 2009-10-30 13:29:00

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

I checked Pandoc.

Now I am trying to understand what exactly is so great about it... Why would I not just use LaTeX to do the same thing?

Alright, I get it... Pandoc uses a fairly straight forward way of markdown, rather than all those tags in LaTeX... but seriously now...
The only place I could really think of where it makes sense to use Pandoc is in a lecture, where I usually prefer a pen. For a presentation - why not just use LaTeX Beamer right away?



EDIT: Boy! Impress!ve is impressive! What a fantastic tool! I can just use take my presentation as it is and use it right away! Thanks a lot for this!!

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#31 2009-10-30 15:21:09

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

Stalafin wrote:

EDIT: Boy! Impress!ve is impressive! What a fantastic tool! I can just use take my presentation as it is and use it right away! Thanks a lot for this!!

Indeed I was similarly impressed with Impress!ve! smile

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#32 2009-10-30 15:50:56

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

Stalafin wrote:

I checked Pandoc.

Now I am trying to understand what exactly is so great about it... Why would I not just use LaTeX to do the same thing?

Not everyone knows LaTeX. And the syntax for creating an S5 slideshow is very, very simple.

http://johnmacfarlane.net/pandoc/README … ith-pandoc

Alright, I get it... Pandoc uses a fairly straight forward way of markdown, rather than all those tags in LaTeX... but seriously now...
The only place I could really think of where it makes sense to use Pandoc is in a lecture, where I usually prefer a pen. For a presentation - why not just use LaTeX Beamer right away?

Agreed. If you want professional features or fine-grained control over the appearance of individual slides, than writing Beamer directly (however complex its syntax) is probably the best bet.

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#33 2009-11-13 11:06:13

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

COMPLETELY OFF-TOPIC:

This thread reminds me, anybody know of any software that could do something like those Windows 7 commecials with that five year old girl? I'm thinking whales using their blowholes and synth trumpet sounds. That's the kind of presentation I'd want to do.

EDIT: I'm talking bright colors.

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#34 2009-12-07 07:56:38

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

skottish wrote:
upsidaisium wrote:

pandoc's haskell requirement is a deal-breaker for me -- though it does seem like a nice app.

Since GHC currently statically compiles everything, GHC and supporting cast may all be compile-time dependencies. If so, maybe someone has a repo with a binary that you can download?

I just made a submission to the AUR for just this reason. I don't have a repo for hosting the pre-built binaries though.

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#35 2009-12-07 08:54:11

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

+1 for LaTex (beamer package) if you plan to do anything typesetting-related at all.
I basically used the same presentation throughout my whole course of studies and just changed the contents.

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#36 2009-12-07 09:31:32

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Re: Suckless presentation tools?

thayer wrote:

Umm...how about an (X)HTML page?  You can use markdown, it can output (x)html and any graphical (and textual!) web browser can render it...and it has virtually no dependencies.

Completely off topic, but can I have your Xdefaults for this?

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