Announcing Wolfram Presenter Tools
April 17, 2018 — Cat Frazier, Wolfram Blog Project Manager, Document and Media Systems
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.
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.