AxPoint: Generate PDF slideshows from XML source
08:30, 7 Feb 2002 UTC | Michael Smith

Matt Sergeant has announced the upload to CPAN of XML::Handler::AxPoint, a Perl module for generating Powerpoint-like presentations/slideshows from XML documents.

He's also posted examples of presentations he's generated using the module.

Features include:

  • Ability to create slideshows with your choice of background image

  • Slideshows break down into slidesets, or not at your choice.

  • Slides can show bullet points, source code (fixed font), or images.

  • Slides can have transition effects (dissolve, box, wipe, etc)

  • All elements of a slide can transition in too.

  • Text on slides supports bold, italics, and colours. Colours can be any one of the 16 HTML colours, or defined as hex RGB values.

  • Output uses the standard XML::SAX::Writer consumer classes, allowing you to output direct to a file, or to a string, or however you need to. Very useful for dynamic web based presentations.

  • PDF bookmarks to allow direct navigation to any slide.

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