Portable Presenter is a package designed to give
PPresenter is brought to you under a
GNU licence, what makes it free to be used
The software and the manual-pages are ready to be tested and used.
These 61 pages of documentation describe version
PPresenter v1.17 (published 2002/08/12). It contains description of
the functionality, and a few tutorials.
Please contribute to this document.
You can see what kind of information is lacking.
Maybe someone is willing to correct my English (it's not my native language,
as you may have guessed).
- How to get Perl for UNIX or Window32.
- Learning Perl
- Optional packages for PPresenter.
- Running a presentation.
There are three ways to run a presentation:
- Write a runnable perl-program using the PPresenter modules.
- Run the same perl-program with the command
- XML: Write the presentation in xml,
and run it with the
- Structure of a show.
Read this to start understanding how the library is structured.
A show has
Sorted index of all options.
- initiation via
command-line options or the show's creation method
- a list of slides
- which have for each viewport a
slide-view. Each view is
written in a certain
contain the style-elements:
and, at runtime
- for each view a program
to be played.
creation of styles.
- a list of
- one control viewport,
names of the neighbouring slides,
a slide-buttons bar, and
a progress bar.
- a background menu is hidden behind the
right mouse-button in a viewport with controls.
- via a popup
or via the controling viewport,
you can control the timing of the show,
selecting slides, and
manage tagged slides.
- Export slides
to various formats:
- Convert slides into images.
- Convert slides into postscript document.
- Convert presentation into a website.
- FAQ (Frequently
- Handling of fonts other than ISO-8859-1,