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Automatic creation of OpenDocument slideshow with a script

Jun 04, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

[ Thanks to M. Fioretti for this link. ]

"Slideshows are extremely popular as presentation and educational tools, but have a couple of serious problems. The first is readability: let's admit it, many slideshows are almost unusable. One of the secrets to useful slideshows is terseness. Each slide should contain only a few short points or pictures which summarize the key concepts you want to transmit to the audience with that part of your talk.

"The other big issue with slideshows is that GUI presentation software, be it PowerPoint, OpenOffice Impress, KPresenter or anything else, can be quite time-consuming and distracting, no matter how you use it. Writing bullets and sub bullets as simple text outlines is much faster, even when you're just pasting together notes you scrabbled on your PDA, email fragments, quotes from Web pages or thoughts of the moment.

"If you need to produce slideshows and think that the cleaner they are the better, but don't like the time it takes to put them together in a GUI, here's a solution. Like any other ODF document, OpenDocument slideshows are very easy to generate and process automatically"

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