A slideshow presentation tool
Once you have all requirements installed, you can just type the basic installation commands of the Unix world:
By using xsw, you create your presentation "by hand", using the xsw language described in the manual. A exemple of a file is:
- "Hello" x:50 y:30 align:center
The first line says we're writing a slide. The second one says: "add the text 'Hello' centered at the position 50x30 (each slide is 100x75)". The third line says: "write 'hello' using the same parameters that the line before'. That's what the plus (+) is for.
Let's say you save the script in a file called test.xsw. So, to run, just type:
Press F at any time to go to fullscreen and return.
While xsw has a learning curve, after you learned, you'll be able to build presentations that look much better (and much faster) than Microsoft PowerPoint.
Adding images can be done the following way:
- background: "bg.jpg"
- image: "image.png" x:10 y:10
This will add two images: one scaled on the background, and a second one in regular size.
If you want all your slides to look the same, you can use a template (this would be called a "master slide" in other programs). Do so the following way:
- background: "mycompanylogo.jpg"
- title: x:50 y:10 align:center
- title: "My Company"
When developing, use the -l parameter on xsw to go directly to the last slide. The -d parameter shows a grid to help with the positioning. The same grid can be show by pressing CTRL+D.
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What's New in version 0.3.3
- xsw no longer install the Vera fonts if they can be found in the font
- corrected a problem where the font border would be broken if the text
- was to fall out of the screen.