1.13a / February 13, 2008
|Operating system||Any Unix-like|
MagicPoint is one of several open-source presentation programs, often used to produce slides for conferences. Unlike most presentation programs, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, where a GUI is used to create slides, MagicPoint slides are created by writing text files using a simple markup language. The resulting file is then displayed with MagicPoint's X11-based viewer.
- Content is written in text files and formatting is indicated by text features. For example, different level bullet points can be created by simply indenting the text with tabs
- Many image formats are supported
- Slides can be scaled to different screen sizes
- External applications can be executed from inside the presentation
- A talk timer and slide guide are included
- Presentations can be exported to HTML or PostScript files.
Another feature of MagicPoint is the ability to draw on slides during a presentation. By pressing x on the keyboard, the slide can temporarily be scribbled on with red "ink". Shift x allows you to cycle through other pen colours.
- FSF Directory
- Using Linux for Presentations Mini-HOWTO
- List of MagicPoint presentation by Google
- MagicPoint man page
- Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino: itojun's pictorial diary Archived 2007-04-14 at the Wayback Machine
- The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs [LWN.net]
- David MacKay: Useful stuff: Magicpoint
- MGP Toolbox
- (Linux) Event HOWTO