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   Re: [xml-dev] The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint

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Norman Walsh scripsit:

> A structured editing tool is *great* for XML, but most of the
> structured editors I've seen think they're doing you some sort of
> favor by hiding the markup. 

That's why I like Henry Thompson's XED: a structured editing tool with a
text editor GUI.

> To keep this on topic, I'll point out that I've never touched
> PowerPoint or Impress or any of those other tools with a ten foot
> pole, but I still, in retrospect, create bad slideware. Lots of
> bullets. I'll have to think about that.

We aren't all of one mind around here.  Me, I like presentations with
lots of bullets, the kind where you can almost reconstruct the presentation
just reading the slides.  And that's the kind I give, too.  There's even
a slide at the beginning explaining that it's all B&W text because it's
a lot easier on middle-aged eyes such as mine.

"How they ever reached any conclusion at all    jcowan@reutershealth.com>
is starkly unknowable to the human mind."       http://www.reutershealth.com
        --"Backstage Lensman", Randall Garrett  http://www.ccil.org/~cowan


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