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Deckset Basics

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February 20, 2017

Deckset Basics

Everything you need to know to start making presentations in Deckset, a Mac app that turns simple Markdown files into beautiful presentations.

Find out more on http://www.decksetapp.com



February 20, 2017


  1. Deckset Basics Everything you need to know to start making

    presentations © Unsigned Integer UG 1
  2. Built on Markdown Deckset uses standard Markdown syntax to transform

    your thoughts into a beautiful presentation. This slide is one of the simplest types of slides you can create, it contains two paragraphs of text and a header. © Unsigned Integer UG 2
  3. Creating slides A new slide is defined by three dashes

    ‘---’ typed on a single line, with an empty line above and below. Like --- So © Unsigned Integer UG 3
  4. Paragraphs Creating paragraphs is simple, just type — no special

    syntax needed. You can include a paragraph break by leaving an empty line between the paragraphs. Otherwise lines will follow on directly like this. © Unsigned Integer UG 4
  5. Headers Headers are created by including a # before the

    text: # This is a header. Deckset has four different heading sizes. You can change size by simply adding #, ##, ### or #### before your heading. © Unsigned Integer UG 5
  6. Lists 1. Ordered lists 2. Type ‘1. ’ before your

    text 3. Your list items will begin with a number — Unordered lists — Type ‘-’ or ‘*’ or ‘+’ before your text — Your list items will begin with a bullet © Unsigned Integer UG 6
  7. Emphasis Use strong, emphasis or a combination of both to

    make your point stand out. strong text by wrapping words in double asterisks or underlines ‘**like this**’ or ‘__this__’. Emphasis is added by wrapping words in single asterisks or underlines ‘*like this*’ or ‘_this_’. Combine a single with a double for both effects at the same time. © Unsigned Integer UG 7
  8. Links Create links to any external resource—like a website— by

    wrapping link text in square brackets, followed immediately by a set of regular parentheses containing the URL where you want the link to point: ‘[a website](http://www.decksetapp.com)’ Your links will be clickable in exported PDFs as well! © Unsigned Integer UG 8
  9. Code samples Wrap your code with three backticks and specify

    the language for automatic syntax highlighting. UIView *someView = [[UIView alloc] init]; NSString *string = @"some string that is fairly long, with many words"; We scale the text dynamically so it always looks great. You can also use a single indent to switch to a monospace font. © Unsigned Integer UG 9
  10. Images The simplest way to get images into your presentation

    is to drop a local or web image onto the Deckset window — the markdown is automatically created and copied to your clipboard. You can also add images with the following syntax: ‘![](your image.jpg)’ © Unsigned Integer UG 10
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  12. If you use text and images together, the image is

    filtered so the text is always readable. © Unsigned Integer UG 12
  13. Take a look at the ‘Working with images’ example presentation

    for a complete overview of what you can do with images in Deckset. © Unsigned Integer UG 13
  14. Videos can be included too, either as local files or

    YouTube links. © Unsigned Integer UG 14
  15. Quotes All slides containing a single quote have special formatting

    for extra impact. Add ‘>’ in front of every quote line And add ‘--’ for the quote author reference © Unsigned Integer UG 15
  16. The best way to predict the future is to invent

    it — Alan Kay © Unsigned Integer UG 16
  17. Footers and Slide Numbers Include persistent custom footers and/or running

    slide numbers by using directives: footer: © Unsigned Integer UG, 2014 slidenumbers: true Make sure the two directives start on the first line of your markdown file, and ensure there are no empty lines between the two. © Unsigned Integer UG 17
  18. Speaker notes Add speaker notes to any slide by adding

    ‘^’ before your notes. Write as much as you like, all notes will be scaled to fit in the display. © Unsigned Integer UG 18
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  20. Rehearsal mode Choose Rehearsal Slideshow from the View menu to

    run through your presentation and see how it will work on the day. © Unsigned Integer UG 20
  21. Aspect Ratios Easily swap between 16:9 and 4:3 in the

    Presentation menu to suit whichever projector or screen you are using. © Unsigned Integer UG 21
  22. More control with a little HTML If you really must

    tweak line breaks, you can use the <br/> tag to split any line of text. © Unsigned Integer UG 22