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Prestentations without OpenOffice?
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Subito Piano


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 13:58    Post subject:  Prestentations without OpenOffice?  

OpenOffice is great, of course, but are there alternative, lightweight, programs for creating presentations in Puppy? Thanks!
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lj51

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 16:12    Post subject: Presentations without Open Office?  

Subito Piano,

There is an internet based Presentation app on Google. If you go to http://doc.google.com you can sign up and use it from your web browser and not have to install any additional software. Then you can access it from any computer with an internet connection. Hope this helps. lj51
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 16:46    Post subject:  

text editor plus web browser makes HTML Slidy
http://www.w3.org/Talks/Tools/Slidy/#(1)
http://ptsefton.com/files/slidy/slidy-demo.htm
never got round to using it myself though it does look appealing
also
http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/s5-intro.html
http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/slidemaker/

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 17:39    Post subject:  

Some people use pdf for presentations, with a pdf viewer in fullscreen mode.
Presumably you are aware of Apres, which is in Puppy and does a presentation using an image file for each "slide"?
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 18:00    Post subject:  

No, hadn't heard about Apres, I'll have to check it out. Slidy may work but it looks like a bit of a learning curve. Online apps are great but i can't always assume i or my students will have a connection when composing. I notice that all the other OO functions are covered fairly well by other lightweight apps in Puppy...
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muggins

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 20:34    Post subject:  

i uploaded magicpoint here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=358854217&t=18761

but there's a bit of a learning curve in using it.

slidedraw is available as a .pet, but i don't know how easy it is to use. another possiblity would be slidemaker:

http://slidemaker.sourceforge.net/
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 20:49    Post subject:  

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I notice that all the other OO functions are covered fairly well by other lightweight apps in Puppy...

Yeah - it's nice to stay away from OO as it is painfully slow and Abiword and Gnumeric are much easier to use (although less powerful). The next major series of Abiword actually has a very basic presentation plugin, which will probably be the way to go, but I don't think they have a timetable for a stable release.
The thing with openoffice is that oo impress is very good - arguably better than powerpoint.

There is (or at least was) another program called impress that showed up in petget - I'm not sure if it was openoffice without everything else, or something different, or what, but someone was complaining about it a day or two ago, saying it doesn't work or isn't what it says it is or something.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2007, 21:18    Post subject:  

OO speed up
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=141132#141132

Apres is VERY basic (I dun it) Could do with some intelligent developer taking it further . . .
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=66515#66515

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PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep 2007, 04:34    Post subject:  

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There is (or at least was) another program called impress that showed up in petget - I'm not sure if it was openoffice without everything else, or something different,


the impress .pet on ibiblio is for a tcl presentation program, unrelated to OOfice's impress. see here:

http://www.ntlug.org/~ccox/impress/
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2007, 11:33    Post subject:  

I think using pdf is the best way for puppy...it's easy to export via Abiword, and then just run it!
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2007, 21:05    Post subject:  

If I were doing a presentation, and was running Puppy on the machine doing it, I'd probably go with images, and use qiv to display them. Mainly because then I could draw stuff on them. I don't remember if qiv is standard on Puppy, but it's in PETget.

I might start with Abiword and export a .pdf (in landscape orientation) then import it with GIMP first, if there's a lot of text but I still want to doodle all over it.

Other things I might do:
* Use GIMP (in full-screen). That way I can doodle in real time. To do "slides", make them layers, and just set the one I want to see as visible, or just make the canvas humongous, and scroll around as the subject dictates.
* Don't use any one thing. Just pull up text files if I need to show text, or click an image when an image is needed. I can keep GIMP up in the background (or another workspace) and just switch to that to draw things. Similarly, I could switch to Abiword when I want to show text, or maybe just use the text option in GIMP if it's only a little text. Maybe also make use of Notecase for the overall outline.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2007, 22:57    Post subject:  

Pizzasgood wrote:
I don't remember if qiv is standard on Puppy, but it's in PETget.


It is standard in Puppy

    create a directory of jpeg images
    open a console in the same directory (right click / Window / terminal here)
    qiv -s -f -i -m -t -M -d 100000 *.jpg


press f1 for help, space to advance, left right mouse buttons to move back and forth, esc = quit

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2007, 01:47    Post subject:  

Scroll wheel changes images too.
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