Re: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?

Subject: Re: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?
From: Uwe Ziegenhagen <ziegenhagen -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:56:49 +0100

What about LaTeX and the Beamer package?

If you never encountered LaTeX, it may look weird first, but once you know
how to handle it, it's perfect. The following code generates
http://uweziegenhagen.de/textwr/text.pdf

I have been using TeX for more than a decade now, it really helps me get my
content on a slide. I recently created a bigger slide deck (
http://uweziegenhagen.de/textwr/Folien-WebProgramming.pdf) it went very
well. Most external code is embedded on the fly, so when I change the
Python or HTML code, I simply need to refresh the slides, no need for
manual copy & paste.

\documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{beamer}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\usepackage{babel}


\begin{document}


\begin{frame}

\frametitle{Headline}

\framesubtitle{Some words}


\begin{itemize}

\item sfsgfd

\item dfgdfg

\item df

\item dfgdf

\item dgdffgd

\item fgddffgd

\end{itemize}

\end{frame}


\end{document}

2015-02-24 0:51 GMT+01:00 Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>:

> Yeah, I have PowerPoint, so I don't need a similar alternative. I'm
> hoping for something more sophisticated that would allow reuse of text
> and images among different slides and decks.
>
> I don't find a PowerPoint or presentation exporter for Confluence.
>
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 3:25 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> > I used Google Slides in place of PowerPoint, and it worked pretty well.
> >
> > But I think Robert's interested more in a means to store his
> presentations
> > in some meaningful way. On a Mac you could use something like DevonThink
> as
> > an automated database with tagging capabilities. This would work for all
> > document types, not just presentations. I'm not sure what works on the
> > Windows platform.
> >
> > Robert, could you jerryrig some kind of system in your wiki?
> >
> > -Tony
> >
> > On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 1:44 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> wrote:
> >
> >> What about the Google Docs slide capability? I forget the name.
> >>
> >> Mark Giffin
> >> Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
> >> http://markgiffin.com/
> >>
> >> On 2/23/2015 8:40 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'm creating a lot of training materials and would like to find
> >>> something more manageable and useful than PowerPoint. Last time I
> >>> looked about a year ago I didn't find anything practical.
> >>>
> >>> Has anyone used SlideManager?
> >>>
> >>
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References:
Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?: From: Mark Giffin
Re: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?: From: Tony Chung
Re: Alternative tool for creating & maintaining PowerPoint training decks?: From: Robert Lauriston

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