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Author: Markus Teich <>
Date:   Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:53:45 +0200

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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -1,4 +1,42 @@ sent ==== -A simple plaintext presentation tool +A simple plaintext presentation tool. + +sent does not need latex, libreoffice or any other fancy file format, it uses +plaintext files. Every line represents a slide in the presentation. This may +limit the use, but for presentations using the Takahashi method this is very +nice and allows you to write down the presentation for a quick lightning talk +within a few minutes. + +The presentation is displayed in a simple X11 window colored black on white for +maximum contrast even if the sun shines directly onto the projected image. The +content of each slide is automatically scaled to fit the window so you don't +have to worry about alignment. Instead you can really concentrate on the +content. + +Usage +----- + + sent [-f FONTSTRING] FILE1 [FILE2 ...] + +If one FILE equals `-`, stdin will be read. A presentation file could look like +this: + + sent + why? + easy to use + few dependencies (X11) + no bloat + how? + sent FILENAME + thanks / questions? + +future features +--------------- + +* utf8 support +* second window for speakers laptop (progress, time, notes?) +* images +* multiple lines per slide? +* markdown?