[NTG-context] Simpleslides presentation: list of topics

Aditya Mahajan adityam at umich.edu
Thu Sep 15 17:05:15 CEST 2016


On Thu, 15 Sep 2016, Otared Kavian wrote:

> 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.

I use my unreleased overview module to place a visual ToC at the end:
https://randomdeterminism.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/announcing-the-overview-module/

There have been some changes in the module since that blog post; the most 
up-to-date code is at github: 
https://github.com/adityam/context-overviewpage

I use this in two ways: Either in the conclusions as in the 2nd last slide 
at 
http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~amahaj1/projects/real-time/slides/2016-wiopt.pdf

or as a visual ToC as in the last slide at
http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~amahaj1/talks/rutgers-2015.pdf

There is very little documentation, but if you are interested I can write 
some notes on how to use the module.

Aditya


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