[scribus] Off Topic: Looking for select/assemble/theme slide show/presentation solution

Johannes Graumann johannes_graumann at web.de
Fri Jul 31 12:29:53 CEST 2009

Dear all,

As my professional life takes a turn towards giving more and more 
presentations, I am looking for a solution on how to deal with slides and 
slide shows/presentations in a flexible and OS way.

I have been building presentations using both scribus and OOimpress on and 
off, in either case utilizing pdf as the presented format.

Both of these solutions (along with M$ counterparts), however are 
presentation centric, meaning slides are handled in an independent manner 
only with difficulty.

What I am looking for is a solution that will 
a) allow me to create non-themed, independent slides (adhering to a given 
formatting rule set)
b) store and manage these slides in a light box-like (think digikam) manner
c) makes it easy to combine the slides into a presentation (pdf)
d) allows me to overlay the non-themed slides in a given presentation with a 
custom slide design (also adhering to the constrains referred to in a)).

Does anybody have any idea on how to tackle this? Th best I can come up with 
is a workflow involving slides as png (transparency), managed with digikam 
and combined/themed/format converted through scripting via imagemagic. 
Probably duable, but not very convenient, ...

Thanks for any hints,

Sincerely, Joh

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