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Re: Some praise and a TOC question


Maybe I don't fully understand your use case, but why not use a separate
page for each slide? You can show full screen with the pageindex along the
side - at least in zim > 0.70 .

If that doesn't work. Instead of changing the behavior of the ToC you
probably just want a new plugin that looks like the distraction free mode
but has some presenting controls.

-- Jaap

On Sat, May 2, 2020 at 8:19 PM John R. Marks, IV <jrm4@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hope everybody's as safe as possible out there:
> 1. Just some more praise for Jaap and everyone who works on this
> fantastic tool.  I don't know how many of y'all keep up with the hot
> technologies of the day (e.g. through Hacker News) -- but (along with
> org-mode which I've tried a few times and I just keep coming back to
> zim) there are a crop of "new" tools and concepts like "roam" and
> "zettlekasten" that make me chuckle, because we've had 99% of what these
> things offer forever. Don't know how I feel about all these silly
> Silicon Valley bros making money off these ideas, but hey, live and let
> live? eh. Either way....
> 2. My little question, speaking of.  So, I do a lot of online-teaching
> and one thing that has always been a thing is dealing with slides -- and
> what I'm realizing, after many years, is that the biggest reason I don't
> enjoy using them is because I can't easily edit them on the fly.
> Thinking a bit further -- I believe I could absolutely use Zim +
> Distraction Free Mode to display/broadcast "slides" as part of a screen
> share that I could edit right then and there, by making each "slide" a
> section divided by a header, and then using the TOC to "navigate" -- IF,
> and this is the big if -- if I could get zim working so that, when you
> click on the section title/anchor, it pops it to the TOP of the page,
> not the middle, as it appears to now.  A not terrible hack is lots of
> whitespace, I suppose -- any thoughts on this idea, specific or general?
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