[NTG-context] Quick slide templates

Kumar Appaiah a.kumar at alumni.iitm.ac.in
Wed Feb 20 17:27:42 CET 2013


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 10:16:30AM +0100, Marco Patzer wrote:
> > I am making a presentation that involves some simple animations. The
> > way I make those animations is by:
> > 
> > 1. Stopping page numbering.
> > 2. Flipping through the same slide repeated, but with img0, img1, img2 etc.
> > 3. Start page numbering.
> > 
> > The problem with my naïve approach of repeating slides is that fixing
> > a spelling error or making changes implies that I have to do it several
> > times for an “animated” slide, and is error-prone.
> 
> You could use buffers:
> 
> \newdimen\cnt
> \starttext
> 
> \startbuffer [greenbar]
>   \blackrule[width=4cm, height=5mm, color=green]
> \stopbuffer
> 
> \dorecurse{10}{%%
>   \blackrule[width=\textwidth]
>   \advance\cnt1cm \hskip\cnt
>   \getbuffer[greenbar]\page}
> 
> \stoptext

This is a lovely solution, and I'll put off learning LuaTeX for
now. Thanks! :-)

Kumar
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Kumar Appaiah


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