I work in research, and once in a while I need to give a talk or lecture. Normally I would use Apple's Keynote to show the presentation, but right now I have a Vista-based notebook. So my idea was to simply export the slides to a PDF using my Mac at home or create some slides with Beamer or Google Docs, and then show the presentation using my laptop and some ordinary PDF viewer.
After I tried that for the first time I instantly noticed something very useful is missing: The ability to have one screen that displays the content of the current slide, while the other one - the so called presenter screen - will show the presenter more content, e.g. notes, the next slide and a timer. Since I haven't found one Windows PDF viewer among the billions out there that supports this, PDF Presenter is here to fill this gap.
This is an import from the original, discontinued [Google Code project] (https://code.google.com/archive/p/pdf-presenter/).
The following features should preferably be supported in the long run:
- configurable presenter screen
- loading notes directly from the PDF
- transition effects via OpenGL
- multi-platform support (wxWidgets)
- a nice GUI
- small enough to fit with slides on a USB stick
- if possible, scripted video support outside of PDF files
- KeyJnote - A python based one screen presentation tool with pretty slide effects.
- BOSS Presentation Tool - A GUI for KeyJnote, however not yet released.
- Projector - Unreleased tool similar to KeyJnote.
- Haga - An unreleased dual screen PDF presentation tool, apparently for X.
- PDFBeamer - An unreleased dual screen PDF presentation tool, apparently for Mac OS X.
- SplitShow - Mac OS X tool for splitview of PDF files with presenter notes.