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AxPoint - XML Based Presentations

By: Matt Sergeant

AxPoint is a presentation making tool from the makers of Apache AxKit. It allows you to build beautiful presentations using a simple XML description format.

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Example Presentation
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News

AxPoint 1.2 is out. This version adds SVG and table support.

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Information

AxPoint is a Perl module that uses the PDFLib module and the pdflib library to generate PDF based presentations from XML data sources.

It has the following features:

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Example Presentation

Please click here for an example presentation (119K). The source used to create that PDF is here. Please do not expect the slides to make sense, they are cobbled together from old presentations and some text added to test development features of AxPoint.

Please open it with Adobe's Acrobat reader to get the full effect. It will not be viewable with xpdf until they fix the bugs in their viewer.

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Screenshots

Showing off colours (52K):

Long titles and different level bullet points (60K):

Source code (53K):

Full Screen Mode (100K):

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Download

Download here

Please use a CPAN mirror to install AxPoint. That means if you have access to the CPAN shell, it works as follows:

$ perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> install XML::Handler::AxPoint
            
However if you don't have access to the CPAN shell, you need to install: Make sure you get them in that order. Once you've done that, install AxPoint from CPAN here, and then you can run the script:
$ axpoint file.axp output.pdf
            
Please let me know if you use AxPoint and find it useful!

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