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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Where's the Keynote perl module?
    • by acme (189) on 2003.01.17 11:08 (#16125) Homepage Journal
      Unfortunately there's a lot more to a presentation than just the bullet points. How are you going to add your company logo in the background or a rotating transparent butterfly? ;-)

      More seriously, there's so much XML in there I don't know where to start. Or if I should do it at all...

      • Wuss!

        My vision is to create a "template" that sets up the basic look of a slide (or slides), and then use Perl to generate all the individual slides. Right now I use a custom program called makeslides to take a text (YAML-ish) outline and creates pretty HTML with CSS etc. It'd be sweet if I could make it generate Keynote presentations too.

        But I'll probably just end up doing as you've apparently done, create a few slides, then pull out the XML I want, and use that as a template.
        • I'd guess that if you're using HTML+CSS, the HTML must be very semantically structured and it'd be trivial to output XML instead. Starting from that, a YourML-to-KeynoteML XSLT should be trivial.

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