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I'm looking for a OSX/Unix presentation software with which I can:

  1. write my slides in Mardown
  2. export the presentation in a PDF file
  3. have code highlighting

showoff does all this but does not seem very maintained, I get various errors when trying it.

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It seems that there is a fork of showoff: parade


From a post on jumpstartlab from Franklin Webber who made the fork on github:

Parade is presentation software powered by Sinatra with slides written in Markdown. Parade 0.10 brings with it better support for mobile devices and quite a few common slide formats.

Parade is a fork of Scott Chacon's Showoff. The work I started was initially to address two of it's shortcomings:

  • Lack of GitHub Flavored Markdown
  • Static HTML and PDF generation did not inline images and styles

Along the way a number of other remarkable features were added:

  • Easy support for themes and plugins
  • Better presentation support for smaller form-factor devices
  • More default slide formats


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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – Simon Apr 16 '13 at 18:03

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