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Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 21:16:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Soh Kam Yung <firstspeaker.geo@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [slugnet] [Unix Review] Generating presentations in PDF format
Article from Unix Review
gives an introduction (using Python and the ReportLab PDF library) on
how to generate a PDF document via a script.
Regular Expressions: Yes You Can
by Cameron Laird and Kathryn Soraiz
Need to do a presentation? Your first thought may be to load up a
portable Windows computer with a PowerPoint sequence. There are better
ways, however, particularly if you come from a Unix background.
Better than PowerPoint
A focus on Unix for presentations isn't just a "fashion" preference.
You can prepare presentations with public formats, automate their
generation, maintain sources under version control, and practice all
the other elements of wise computing that are probably commonplace in
your daily work. In principle, all these are also possible with
PowerPoint-on-Windows technology, but at the cost of stiff licensing
fees, opaque storage, and inflexibility. Before you start your next
# the advantages of public formats
# that you, too, can write PDF
# and that presentations are a "killer app" for handheld computers