This article covers a method to create presentation slides with plain text. Back in the day, the go-to tool for creating a presentation was Microsoft PowerPoint. Many other options have emerged since then but the process is almost identical. You get a bulk slow editor with many many options that you ever need.
PRESENTA Play! is an online tool that is taking a different route to create presentations. This tool follows a simple syntax that allows you to create slides with plain text. With text, you can create a colorful presentation with images, audio, videos, and GIFs. By making simple changes to the text, you can customize the style and appearance of the content on the slides. Let’s check out how it works.
Create Presentation Slides with Plain Text
PRESENTa Play! is really simple to use. There is no need for an account. It has a tiny learning curve, if you are already familiar with HTML then it’s nothing. It is still simple for anyone else, you just have to take care of a few syntax parameters. You don’t really have to remember anything. The demo on the website mimics all the feature of this tool, you can fetch the syntax from there.
The tool offers a text editor on left with a live preview of all the slides on the right. Each line in the editor is treated as a separate slide. Just like HTML, you can add color, media, and other design elements.
From the top, you can customize the style and appearance of the slides. This gives you options to change Colors, Fonts, and Transitions of the slides. Anything you change here gets applied to all the slides keeping the presentation theme universal throughout the slides. You can add emojis, images, GIFs, and online videos to the slides. You can also add other text tweaks like underline, under color, font change, etc.
After making the presentation, you can toggle to presentation mode and present all your slides right there. In the presentation mode, you can control media playback as back. This tool doesn’t offer an option to download but there is no need for that. You can just keep the text safe and whenever you have to present, you can just open this website, paste your presentation text, and present.
This is a clever way to create presentation slides with minimal effort. You might not see it as a fully-fledged alternative to professional tools like MS PowerPoint, Google Slides, etc. but it is a handy tool to create slides right away when you don’t have access to any tool.