impressive – presentations of PDFs

impressive was formerly known as KeyJnote.

Impressive is a great tool to present PDF presentations to an audience using nice transition effects. It is ideal for everyone who creates a good looking presentation using advanced techniques like LaTeX (beamer class) as it combines good looking PDFs with the refreshing transitions of a tool like MS Powerpoint.

To install impressive simply enter:

sudo aptitude install impressive

Command line parameters: http://impressive.sourceforge.net/manual.php#cli
Keyboard commands: http://impressive.sourceforge.net/manual.php#usage

To start displaying the file presentation.pdf with the transitions SlideLeft and PagePeel:

impressive -t SlideLeft,PagePeel presentation.pdf

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