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  • Actually ... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by autarch (914) on 2002.07.18 20:50 (#10833) Homepage Journal
    Damian gives his talks using Powerpoint. They look good, FWIW.

    I used OpenOffice at YAPC this year and got at least one compliment on the slides. It looks a lot more professional than HTML to just magically hit a mouse button and have your next bullet point pop up.

    And using OpenOffice really wasn't too hard. It only took me a few hours for each presentation I did.
    • The guy in the second row did point out that Damian uses Powerpoint.

      I really should stop talking about myself in the third person, I blame writing the perl6 summaries.
  • Of course you knew I'd reply ;-)

    If you don't like XML, you can always author AxPoint presentations in POD. Pod::SAX now ships with an XSLT stylesheet for converting the output of Pod::SAX into AxPoint format.

    Anyway, I guess MGP seems to float a few people's boats, but I just never found it as clear and crisp as Acrobat Reader - especially now the latter supports cleartype. Plus I have to strongly agree with ziggy's point about not being able to print mgp slides properly - that's a major pain.
    • If you don't like XML, you can always author AxPoint presentations in POD. Pod::SAX now ships with an XSLT stylesheet for converting the output of Pod::SAX into AxPoint format.

      Oh, cool! That sounds excellent. I was talking with Trelane last night about an mgp<->AxPoint converter, too, and that sounds viable.

      I don't dislike AxPoint, and I know lots of the people I was presenting to use it. My comments during the talk were just things like "Hitting <tab> is easier than typing <point level='

      --
      $a="printf.net"; Chris Ball | chris@void.$a | www.$a | finger: chris@$a
      • Well what I'd really like to do is build some sort of AxPoint displayer that's not Adobe Acrobat. That way we could build much more funk into it. But that of course requires tuits, and I think it's a lot more work.
    • You want HTML output too; Google and other web surfers likes it better.

        - ask (who is using a hacked up Pod::POM and alternately would use AxPoint with Matt's pod -> axpoint converter)
      --

      -- ask bjoern hansen [askbjoernhansen.com], !try; do();

      • HTML is free with XSLT. The AxPoint format is pretty trivial - it'd be an hours job to knock together some good XSLT to do the conversion. XSLT can even output to multiple files if that's how you like it.