Automatic creation of OpenDocument slideshow with a script
Jun 04, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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