Idea for a slide presentation mode


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #1

Mark, hello! And all the community, greetings!

Here’s an idea I wanted to share with you about a feature that might not be too hard to implement.

How about a Presentation sequence for Map View in which you include notes in order to be presented like an animated slide show? Maybe by creating a special kind of link, which determines the order of the notes to be presented.

Then you’d have, perhaps, a new View (Presentation View) which could function like an ordinary slide show app.


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #2

I take that back when I say “might not be too hard to implement”… lol… I should learn never to say things like that.


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #3

The thing is, I always wanted to use notes in Map View as slides but the arrow keys provide very limited navigation through notes (only siblings).


(eastgate) #4

I do talk a bit about Tinderbox presentations in The Tinderbox Way.

Links provide another good way to navigate between parts of a presentation.


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #5

You mean a presentation which is exported to html, and rendered in a browser?

I was thinking about presenting straight from Map View. Do links navigate between notes?


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #6

But on second thought… exporting a presentation to html would be a much better solution. hmmmm…


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #7

Then again, it would be great to be able to use the notes’ dashboard features (graphs, tables, etc.) which are not exported, so…


(eastgate) #8

Yes, I use links to navigate between nodes that are widely separated, and presenting from map view.


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #9

Oh, wow, I totally missed that! Do you have the recipe posted anywhere?


(eastgate) #10
  1. Select note
  2. Note ▸ Navigate (⌘-Return)

(Andreas Grimm) #11

And how does one use Note ▸ Navigate (⌘-Return) if a note has more than 1 outgoing links?


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #12

Is Note > Navigate a new feature? I’m using 6.3.2…


(eastgate) #13

I believe that Node ▸ Navigate chooses the first link in the list of links. In Storyspace (where this is most useful), that takes into account link guard fields and the destination $Requires expressions.

The menu choice is fairly new (though it was also available in Tinderbox 5) and 6.3.2 is about 18 months out of date. I’m not sure exactly when it was added; I believe it was at one point on the View menu, too.


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #14

Mark, I cannot find the “Navigate” function anywhere.


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #15

… and cmd-return only creates a new note.


(Paul Walters) #16

You might want to update from 6.3.2 to the last version of Tinderbox 6 (6.6.5) or to Tinderbox 7.

Note menu in 6.6.5

Note menu in 7.1.0

In both cases, at least, command-return == Navigate. Unless, the shortcuts have been overridden, e.g., through System Preferences.


(Marcelo Mirage Umeda) #17

Oh, I knew something was up. Thanks, Paul!