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pyntor(1)							      Pyntor								 pyntor(1)

NAME
pyntor - modular slides viewer and presentation tool SYNOPSIS
pyntor [OPTIONS] presentation-file|presentation-archive DESCRIPTION
Pyntor is a presentation tool which can display slides and effects of various formats thanks to its collection of components which are loaded as specified in the presentation-file, commonly called script. Components can either affect the rendering or the input handling, or both. They are documented in detail in components.txt in the pyntor documentation directory, while this manual page tries to only briefly document the user interface to the program on the command line and some keyboard shortcuts to be used while the pyntor is running. Since presentations are normally distributed as presentation-archive files, usually named *.pyntor, those too are accepted as parameters to pyntor. To learn about the creation of presentations and archives, see below for some references. OPTIONS
-c, --components Creates and outputs a formatted list of slides, tracking the components in use like in a real presentation. Additionally, all compo- nents are checked for presence and usability. This option is mainly useful for debugging, but also to get a quick overview of a pre- sentation. -d, --direct=scriptline IF a presentation only uses a single component, no script needs to be created. Instead, the component invocation line which would normally be written into the script can be passed directly on the command line. -x, --export=file.pdf|htmldir Exports a presentation to a (fixed-size) PDF file, if the option argument suffix is .pdf, or otherwise to a directory of PNG images and a simple HTML file with thumbnail preview images. -w, --windowed When running the presentation, do not switch to fullscreen, but run in a window instead. This option is also mainly useful for debugging. -v, --version Displays the version number of Pyntor. -h, --help Displays a summary of all available command line options. This option works without providing a script. -u, --usage Displays common usage scenarios so that the desired effect can be achieved quickly. The examples are for running a presentation and debugging one, respectively. This option works without providing a script. SHORTCUTS
The following keyboard shortcuts are supported globally throughout Pyntor. Note that individual components can make use of additional shortcuts, please consult the component documentation about this. F Toggle between fullscreen mode and windowed mode for displaying slides. P Pyntor menu to allow jumping to arbitrary slides of the presentation. S Pyntor menu to allow type-as-you-find fulltext search, followed by slide jumping as with P. This is useful for the situation of having people reminded of some slide without knowing the page number after a talk. T Gadget displaying the clock time and already spent presentation time in the lower right corner of the screen. Consecutive presses of the T key will increase the brightness of the gadget, but usually the indicator is for the presenter and not for the audience. AUTHORS
Josef Spillner <josef@coolprojects.org> SEE ALSO
pyntor-components(1), pyntor-selfrun(1) Cool Projects 0.6 pyntor(1)

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pyntor-selfrun(1)						      Pyntor							 pyntor-selfrun(1)

NAME
pyntor-selfrun - creation of self-extracting presentation archives SYNOPSIS
pyntor-selfrun [OPTIONS] presentation-archive|presentation-directory DESCRIPTION
Pyntor is a presentation tool which can display slides and effects of various formats. The tool pyntor-selfrun allows one to create self- extracting archives containing both the presentation and Pyntor itself, so that it can be run on computers where Pyntor itself is not installed. It also ensures independence of the corresponding Pyntor version, as future changes of the application do not affect the previ- ously created presentations. The way pyntor-selfrun works is that it takes the presentation-archive in question, packed as a tarball (which might be named *.pyntor), and the release tarball of Pyntor which must be present somewhere. Using a template file, it then creates the self-running and self-extracting script for distribution. In case the presentation-archive does not exist yet, pyntor-selfrun can create it automatically from a presentation-directory. This is use- ful even when not creating self-extracting archives, see the -a option. OPTIONS
-t, --template=templatefile Uses a template different from that one which is shipped with Pyntor and used by default. The template is a script in Python or another scripting language, which contains the variables %PYNTOR% and %ARCHIVE% which are replaced with the base64-encoded contents of the two files given as arguments to pyntor-selfrun. This option is not recommended for most cases. -a, --archive Creates a pyntor presentation-archive from a directory which contains a script file, local data files and optionally some local com- ponents. This is a convenience operation, since presentation archives are just tarballs, but in the future some checks might be done here. -r, --release=sourcetarball Specifies where to find Pyntor itself to include it into the self-extracting archive. The source tarball should be a released pyn- tor-*.tar.gz file. -h, --help Displays a summary of all available command line options. BUGS
In a future version, pyntor-selfrun should allow to create *.pyntor archives automatically by examining a script file, including only those files of Pyntor which it really needs. AUTHORS
Josef Spillner <josef@coolprojects.org> SEE ALSO
pyntor(1), pyntor-components(1) Cool Projects 0.6 pyntor-selfrun(1)
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