On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Manuel Lemos wrote: > On 11/13/2002 04:11 PM, Jeff Hatcher wrote: > > At PHP-CON most of the presenters were using a presentation tool > > built in PHP. It would convert html to PDF and several other cool > > functions. Is anyone familiar with this and where I can find it? If > > not, does anyone one know of a conversion tool built in php that > > converts html to PDF? I am fully aware of the pdf-lib. This is not > > what I am looking for. > > I suppose that is Rasmus presentation tool. > > Personally, last time that I loook, I found that tool limited and > inadequate for most people's needs.
Of course you do. > One problem is that it is dependent on that you must serve the > presentation from a server that has PHP installed. This is bad because > if you want to provide just the HTML pages to the people for download, > you can't do it with Rasmus tool. I believe that this is good for Rasmus > presentations because he can show some PHP features interactively but > most people (that does not present PHP specific things) does not need that. You can generate plain html pages from it. > Another problem is that Rasmus tool lack from single stepping bulleted > lists. This means that if you have a slide with a bulleted list, it will > show the whole slide at once. This distracts the audience that instead > of paying attention to the speaker, they start reading the whole slide. Nope, it does bullet-by-bullet rendering. It will either slide in each bullet or just instantly pop each one up on each key press. > It also generates a table of contents page that shows the list of all > slides divided in presentation sections. Table of contents can be > accessed by clicking on the top title in the any presentation page. Here > is an example: So does does my presentation tool. And yes, this thing is very geared for live and interactive presentations, but it doesn't exclude other common features. Personally I find static bullet-point slides extremely painful to sit through. Show me some code, show me the result and show me how different inputs or small code changes affect that result. -Rasmus -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php