DENX . TWiki . SlideShowPlugin

Slide Show Plugin

This Plugin converts a topic with headings into a slide show.


There is already a defacto standard for presentations, why this Plugin? This Plugin makes sense for organizations that do already have lots of content in TWiki: It is easy to create a web based presentation that contains many links to related content. The Plugin does not try to compete with the bells and whistles of the other presentation program, but the markup of TWiki and other Plugins like TWiki:Plugins/ChartPlugin, TWiki:Plugins/GaugePlugin, TWiki:Plugins/SpreadSheetPlugin, TWiki:Plugins/TWikiDrawPlugin can be used to create an appealing presentation.

Any topic with headings can be converted into a slide show. Each slide starts with a "---++" heading. There are two modes to view a topic:

You can start the presentation by clicking on the "Start presentation" button.

Syntax Rules

How to Create a Slide Show

How to Create Your own Slide Template

To create your own template topic, copy the "Default Slide Template" section below into your own slide template topic and customize it to your needs. It can be activated as the default template in the Plugin's TEMPLATE setting, or per slide show with the %SLIDESHOWSTART{ template="MyOwnSlideTemplate" }% setting.


This is a short example of a slide show. You should see a "Start presentation" button if this Plugin is installed:

Start Presentation

Slide 1: Silly Sample Slide Show

By TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny

San Jose, 17 Nov 2002

Slide 2: Agenda

Slide 3: Silly Introduction


Slide 4: Silly Feature

Slide 5: Silly Conclusion

This text is not part of the slide show

SlideShowPlugin Global Settings

Plugin settings are stored as preferences variables. To reference a plugin setting write %<plugin>_<setting>%, i.e. %SLIDESHOWPLUGIN_SHORTDESCRIPTION%

Default Slide Template

The part between the rulers defines the default format of a slide:


%SLIDENAVALL%  Slide %SLIDENUM% of %SLIDEMAX% COPYRIGHT © 2022 by the contributing authors

Plugin Installation Instructions

Note: You do not need to install anything on the browser to use this plugin. The following instructions are for the administrator who installs the plugin on the server where TWiki is running.

Plugin Info

Plugin Author: TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny
Plugin Version: 21 Mar 2004 (V1.003)
Change History:  
21 Mar 2004: Internal change: Fixed inofficial function call
14 Dec 2002: Added %SLIDENAVALL% template keyword; added HIDECOMMENTS setting
23 Nov 2002: Added %SLIDENAVLAST% template keyword; using print Skin for presentation mode
19 Nov 2002: Added "Start presentation" and "End presentation" buttons; added %SLIDENAVFIRST%, %SLIDENAVPREV%, %SLIDENAVNEXT% template keywords
17 Nov 2002: Initial version
CPAN Dependencies: none
Other Dependencies: none
Perl Version: 5.005
Plugin Home:

Related Topics: TWikiPreferences, TWikiPlugins

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 21 Mar 2004

Attachment sort Action Size Date Who Comment
clearpixel.gif manage 0.8 K 12 Dec 2003 - 08:15 PeterThoeny Clear pixel for spacing
startpres.gif manage 2.0 K 12 Dec 2003 - 08:17 PeterThoeny Start Presentation button
endpres.gif manage 2.0 K 12 Dec 2003 - 08:17 PeterThoeny End Presentation button
logo.gif manage 2.8 K 12 Dec 2003 - 08:17 PeterThoeny Logo for slide template
first.gif manage 1.0 K 12 Dec 2003 - 08:18 PeterThoeny First slide button
last.gif manage 1.0 K 12 Dec 2003 - 08:18 PeterThoeny Last slide button
next.gif manage 1.0 K 12 Dec 2003 - 08:19 PeterThoeny Next button
prev.gif manage 1.0 K 12 Dec 2003 - 08:19 PeterThoeny Prev button

----- Revision r1.2 - 21 Mar 2004 - 08:59 - PeterThoeny
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