TWiki . 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:

End Presentation

TWiki Slide Show Silly Sample Slide Show Next

By TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny

San Jose, 17 Nov 2002

First slide Previous Next Last slide  Slide 1 of 5 COPYRIGHT © 2024 by the contributing authors

TWiki Slide Show Agenda Next

  • Silly Introduction
  • Silly Feature
  • Silly Conclusion
First slide Previous Next Last slide  Slide 2 of 5 COPYRIGHT © 2024 by the contributing authors

TWiki Slide Show Silly Introduction Next

  • why foo bar
  • blah blah

First slide Previous Next Last slide  Slide 3 of 5 COPYRIGHT © 2024 by the contributing authors


TWiki Slide Show Silly Feature Next

  • it's foo bar
  • more foo bar
First slide Previous Next Last slide  Slide 4 of 5 COPYRIGHT © 2024 by the contributing authors

TWiki Slide Show Silly Conclusion Next

  • foo is bar
  • bar is foo

First slide Previous Next Last slide  Slide 5 of 5 COPYRIGHT © 2024 by the contributing authors

First slide Previous End Presentation

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 © 2024 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
Copyright: © 2006, Peter Thoeny
License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
Plugin Version: 12011
Change History:  
12 Feb 2007: fixed construction of view urls (TWiki:Main/MichaelDaum)
19 Nov 2006: 12011: Preserve URL parameters in slideshow (suggested by TWiki:Main/ThomasWeigert); changed logo in default template to T-logo; fixed warning errors introduced by 1.005
16 Mar 2005: 1.005 Crawford Currie prepped for Dakar, and fixed multiple evaluation bug
21 Nov 2004: 1.004 Added support for %SLIDECOMMENT% template keyword (TWiki:Main/ArthurClemens); added benchmarks
21 Mar 2004: Internal change: Fixed unofficial 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
TWiki:Plugins/Benchmark: GoodStyle 98%, FormattedSearch 99%, SlideShowPlugin 99%
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Related Topics: TWikiPreferences, TWikiPlugins

----- History: r5 - 20 Nov 2006 - 03:27:33 - TWikiContributor

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