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Cat Frazier

Announcing Wolfram Presenter Tools

April 17, 2018 — Cat Frazier, Project Manager, Wolfram Blog

Introducing the Ultimate Technical Presentation Environment with Live Interactivity

We are delighted to announce that Wolfram’s latest comprehensive notebook technology extension is here. Released with Version 11.3 of Wolfram desktop products, Wolfram Presenter Tools is the world’s first fully computational presentation environment, seamlessly extending the notebook workflow for easy creation and delivery of dynamic presentations and slide shows, automatically scaled to fit any screen size. Our unique presentation features include rapid stylesheet updating and automatic slide breaking based on cell style.

Working from your existing notebooks or using templated guides, it is now possible to easily create impressive, interactive and beautiful presentations—harnessing the power of the Wolfram Language with interactive manipulates, real-time data and livecoding. Together with publication-quality technical typesetting, coherent design templates and configurable presentation controls, Presenter Tools’ range of customizable themes makes presentations eye-catching and unique to you.

Presenter Tools features 

What Is Involved?

One of Presenter Tools’ key elements is the new quick-editing toolbar, providing authoring style options, slide show controls and fine layout-adjustment tools in one convenient interface. Our new screen environments, for viewing the same notebook in a variety of different presentation modes, include scrolling edit mode, slide edit mode and both slide and continuous presentation environments. In fact, your presentations will now take advantage of all the superior features of the computational notebook. Easily see and manage your manual and automatic slide breaks, and use the hierarchical cell structure of Wolfram Notebooks to arrange your text, output, images and code in an easily digestible format.

Another important feature of Presenter Tools customizes cell styles throughout an entire presentation to make stylesheet changes easy. Update colors, fonts, alignment, spacing and sizing for any given cell style right from the toolbar.

We have added user-friendly controls to make your presentation experience as smooth as possible. From configurable keyboard commands for slide navigation to writing side notes and auto-inserting code cells, we have designed the full toolkit for keeping a computable presentation on point. Remind yourself of your favorite anecdotes and metapoints, or keep ready-to-use livecoding examples for impressive and reliable demonstrations.

Explore these key features and learn more about Wolfram Presenter Tools »

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7 Comments


Anon

Does it offer layers (for background images/video) and moveable text boxes? Otherwise it looks good.

Posted by Anon    April 20, 2018 at 5:17 pm
    Wolfram Blog

    Hello! At the moment, short answer, no. You can customize and add images to your notebooks and position and space text using the interactive toolbar. You are completely in control of where text cells are positioned, by using the alignment and spacing tools. Background image support may come in future versions. However, there are currently inbuilt stylesheets with background images so you can customize the theme of your presentation. Hope that helps.

    Posted by Wolfram Blog    May 10, 2018 at 9:38 am
Pau Pereira

Can these presentations be embedded in an html? I’m thinking about posting them in my website so people can scroll and interact with them without having to download them.

Posted by Pau Pereira    April 29, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Wolfram Blog

    Hi Pau. Currently PresenterTools works within our desktop applications and we are now working on being able to host the same presentations in the Wolfram Cloud. Cloud notebooks are easily able to be embedded in html…. so it’s definitely in the works! I would watch this space!

    Posted by Wolfram Blog    May 10, 2018 at 9:38 am
Jim Clarage

I tried opening a new > presenter notebook, but Mathematica gave me an error message:

PresenterTools`Utilities`PresenterNotebookChooser::argx: presentation is not a Notebook. called with `2` arguments; 1 argument is expected.

I just upgraded to 11.3, on a Mac OX 10.12.6

Posted by Jim Clarage    May 5, 2018 at 1:01 pm
    Wolfram Blog

    Hi Jim. You should be able to fix this by running PacletUpdate["PresenterTools”]. There shouldn’t be an issue after this. Good luck!

    Posted by Wolfram Blog    May 10, 2018 at 9:37 am
Karl Hindle

This is exceptional – move over PowerPoint.

Posted by Karl Hindle    May 5, 2018 at 8:45 pm


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