[NTG-context] Simpleslides presentation: list of topics

Otared Kavian otared at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 12:11:02 CEST 2016

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for your quick answer. Actually, mistakenly, I thought you had gave up the simplesildes module, not Aditya… And I included Wolfgang because he follows everything and has insight for everything…

Anyhow, thank you for sharing this nice module. Actually sometimes it is useful to have the interaction and some links working in a presentation, at least in maths. Imagine a case in which you introduce an equation and later on you refer to it and someone asks to show it again. 
Also it is handy to have a list of topics because this way one can go back easily to the page where the list is and go quickly to such and such topic. Moreover it happens that one can prepare a topic but not show it unless there is a specific demand.

Now, from an esthetic point of view for the swoosh, it is not obvious where to put the list, but when there are only a few topics (as is usually the case) then one can find an appropriate setting of the list.
Another solution would be to have the nice visual counter to be interactive and so clicking on a certain number would go to the wanted topic.

In any case thanks again!
Best regards: OK

> On 15 Sep 2016, at 11:50, Thomas A. Schmitz <thomas.schmitz at uni-bonn.de> wrote:
> On 15.09.2016 11:35, Otared Kavian wrote:
>> Is it possible to have a list of topics on a page when one uses the simpleslides module?
>> For instance when using the swoosh model, as in the following example, and then navigate to each topic with a link?
> Hi Otared,
> I'm neither Wolfgang nor Aditya, but the one who is currently in charge of the module (Aditya did not have time to do more work on it). The answer is: there are a few styles that have a topic list integrated, (such as FuzzyTopic), but not swoosh (and I don't see where such a list would be an esthetically pleasing fit on this design). As for interactive links: the simpleslides module doesn't have them since I have never understood who would use them (the way I use presentations is always linear; if you want to go back to a particular slide, you may want to look at a tool such as impressive). If somebody makes a convincing case, I might implement it.
> Sorry for the negative answer, best wishes
> Thomas
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