Overview

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zpresent.el

zpresent.el is a package to present from within Emacs. The presentations are based on org files.

The presentations look like this:

zpresent sample image

Installing

Melpa

This can be installed through package.el from melpa, or via use-package:

(use-package zpresent :ensure t)

Presenting with zpresent

Open the file you want to present, and within it, run M-x zpresent.

Tutorial

There's an included tutorial, which also serves as a demo. Open the file tutorial.org, and run M-x zpresent to start the tutorial.

Input File

Basics

The zpresent input file is an org-mode file. Each top-level headline (that is, a line beginning with a single asterisk) is the start of a new slide. The title for that slide is the headline. Each nested item under that headline is a new row in the slide. Headlines with a tag :slide: will be the last item in a slide, before the next headlines continue that slide. The last headline under a top-level headline is always treated as though it has a :slide: tag; it's optional.

To present an org file, open that file, then run #'zpresent.

Example 1

This org file:

* zpresent.el -- a new way to present!
* Start with a title
And have body text.

results in two slides:

1. Title-only slide. Note that titles do not have bullets at the beginning.

    zpresent.el -- a new way to present!

2. Second headline, title and text combined.

    Start with a title
    And have body text.

Example 2

On the other hand, this org file:

* zpresent.el -- a new way to present!
** Let's start at the very beginning
** A very good place to start!

results in only a single slide:

1. Title and both child bullets

    zpresent.el -- a new way to present!
    ▸ Let's start at the very beginning
    ▸ A very good place to start!

Example 2

Finally, this org file:

* zpresent.el -- a new way to present!    :slide:
** Let's start at the very beginning
** A very good place to start!    :slide:

results in two slides:

1. Title-only slide

    zpresent.el -- a new way to present!

2. Title and both child bullets

    zpresent.el -- a new way to present!
    ▸ Let's start at the very beginning
    ▸ A very good place to start!

Regular org-mode links ([[http://target-here.com][text here]]) are inserted as links in the slide, which can be clicked on with the mouse.

The exception to this is if the text for a link is zp-image. If the text is only that, the target file will be opened, and inserted as an image. This works inline with text, or on a line by itself.

Navigating

You can move to the next slide with n, C-n, <right>, or <down>

You can move to the previous slide with p, C-p, <left>, or <up>.

Font size

You can increase the font size with +, =, C-+, or C-=.

You can decrease the font size with - or C--.

Version History

0.3

Allow for :slide: tags on headlines to separate slides; don't make each headline automatically a new slide.