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Stefano Pagliari Stefano Pagliari Jun 15, 2024

Slides Publication or View

Explain the problem as you see it

I'm a university professor, and it would be helpful for my workflow if I could use Tana to deliver presentations.

Why is this a problem for you?

Currently I'm reluctant to move my reading nodes to Tana since I'm not able to use them to also present the material in the form of slides.

Suggest a solution

One possible solution would be to introduce a node view that strips out all of the rest of the UI, zoom in the node, and present it as a slide. This would also require one control to navigate to other slide without returning to the traditional interface.
An expansion of this would be to introduce a Publish format that presents the material as a slide deck

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I was just about to create an idea for this myself. I think that this would be a great feature to have. I'm never going to stop using Keynote when I need to do a really fancy presentation with transitions and animations, and complex text formatting, but I can easily envision circumstances where I've got some notes about something already worked out in Tana and I just want to quickly present it to my colleagues.

"View as presentation" or "View as slides" on a node would make that node a fixed title at the top of the screen. Each child node would be an individual slide, with the descendants the contents of the slide. Font size would automatically be increased, the sidebar would be hidden, and one could navigate through the slides using the cursor keys.

I will for you, but it's not something I ever used in Workflowy. All of my presentation work needs visuals and polish (outside of what I believe Tana will arrive it in the next few years). I'm never doing presentations in this simple of a style.

I'm much more interested in having much much more customization in Publish pages. And for them to act like real nodes / outline.

But again, I'll give a vote cause you're into it. :)

In reply to Adam J. Richman Adam J. Richman

LOL. Now I feel bad. I presumed that you used the Workflowy feature. As I said in my original comment, I'm never going to stop using Keynote. But there are times when I just want to say to a couple of my colleagues, "Hey, come over here, I've got an idea for how to fix this!" and a simple no-frills presentation mode in Tana would be perfect for those scenarios.