Hi all. I have a busy conference season coming up, and will be giving a number of presentations that involve code, specifically PHP. I am going to want to put code onto slides in OpenOffice (3.1 specifically, using Kubuntu 9.10), but to date I've never figured out a good way to do that. Anyone know of a good way to do syntax-highlighted code in OOo?
Things I've tried in the past: 1) Just throw code onto the slide, no highlighting. This works, but is ugly and harder to read or demonstrate what I am doing. It's my usual fallback. 2) Screen-shot from a web page that uses syntax highlighting, such as PHP's built-in highlighting. Very difficult to prepare since the sizing is usually all off. Ugly. Very difficult to edit and change because the screen caps have to be regenerated. And PHP's default coloring for highlighting frequently clashes with the slides and looks godawful on a projector. (I once ended up with blue text on a black slide. That was a major fail.) 3) Jump out of the slides into an IDE. Works, but totally breaks the flow of the presentation. The IDE usually also has text that's way too small, and I have to reconfigure it into a "presentation mode", often on the fly. It also makes discrete snippets harder to show, since there's still the entire rest of the IDE there. I don't like any of these options. :-) I don't know what the alternative is, though. Ideally I'd love to have a custom text region or format or something that is "take this and highlight it properly", but I don't know if such a plugin exists. I could be talked into using KPresenter / KOffice instead if that would be easier, but as I am on Linux I have no access to KeyNote or PowerPoint. Any suggestions? --Larry Garfield -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php