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Easiest-to-use Perl slideshow generator?by u65 (Chaplain)
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u65 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am seeking fellow Monks' opinions on the easiest and Perliest way to create a satisfactory slide presentation (in either html or odp format) without the agony of directly using either LibreOffice or Power Point.
I have cobbled together my own Perl system which uses a text input file (and a base odp file as a template) to generate a new odp file,
and I have used it for a presentation, but it's very limited (I plan to revisit it and maybe put it on Github). I have also looked at
There are several slideshow generators out there based on html templates that are painful to use so they do not pass my easy-to-use criterion.
On the non-Pearl side I have looked at Haiku Deck which was mentioned in this blog post: Best Alternatives to PowerPoint. The on-line editor seems to be easy to use, but the system comes with a lot of intrusive social media interface baggage that I don't want.
In summary, Spork is my current choice of slideshow generator, but I would appreciate any other "easy-to-use" choices to consider that might be better.
Update: Bingo (I hope), not Perlish exactly, but I think AsciiDoc with the deck.js plugin may be the ticket. To me its markup is easier than POD, and the slides look stunning! As well, the presentation can be converted to PDF with the asciidoc tools.