Version: 5.1.3

Slideshow: Figure and Presentation Tools

Matthew Flatt
and Robert Bruce Findler

Slideshow is a library for creating presentation slides. Unlike Powerpoint, Slideshow provides no WYSIWYG interface for constructing slides. Instead, like SliTeX, a presentation is generated by a program.

To get started, run the slideshow executable, and click the Run Tutorial link.

To learn more about why Slideshow is cool, see also “Slideshow: Functional Presentations” [Findler06].

Most of the bindings defined in the manual are provided by the slideshow language, which also re-exports all of racket except for printable<%> (due to backward-compatibility issues).

    1 Creating Slide Presentations

      1.1 Slide Basics

      1.2 Staging Slides

      1.3 Display Size and Fonts

      1.4 Command-line Options

      1.5 Printing

    2 Making Pictures

      2.1 Pict Datatype

      2.2 Basic Pict Constructors

      2.3 Pict Combiners

      2.4 Pict Drawing Adjusters

      2.5 Bounding-Box Adjusters

      2.6 Pict Finders

      2.7 More Pict Constructors

        2.7.1 Dingbats

        2.7.2 Balloon Annotations

        2.7.3 Face

        2.7.4 Flash

      2.8 Miscellaneous

      2.9 Rendering

    3 Making Slides

      3.1 Primary Slide Functions

      3.2 Slide Registration

      3.3 Viewer Control

      3.4 Constants and Layout Variables

      3.5 Configuration

      3.6 Pict-Staging Helper

      3.7 Slides to Picts

    4 Typesetting Racket Code

    5 Animations

      5.1 Generating Animated Slides

      5.2 Animation Helpers

      5.3 Merging Animations

      5.4 Stretching and Squashing Time