I'm going to rework one of our trainings in our company. There will be more reworked trainings with the next year. As a side note, we offer technical trainings, so we need slides filled with source code, diagrams and schematics.
Currently we use PowerPoint for slides (4:3 format) and PowerPoint's notes mode to add additional information. The given space can be used by the attendees for handwritten notes, too. The notes view is printed on A4 paper size and bundled to a book auf 400 to 800 pages depending on the class.
With this approach, we have one document for slides and printing. Currently, there is still a high demand to get all materials in as a printed version. On the other hand it protects our intellectual property from being copied. We see lots of companies sending one person to a training and later replicating the knowledge internally.
Nowadays, presenters have changed from 4:3 format to 16:9 format. This gives more space on slides. But 16:9 is not suitable for PowerPoint's notes mode and printing on A4, because it creates circa 1/3 of content on a page and 2/3 of empty space or spaces for additional notes.
I would like to switch to 16:9 format, which means to have slides and workbook separated.
Is there a tool that can serve as a single source of truth for both formats: slides and workbook?
- generate presentation slides and printout workbook from one source file.
- 16:9 presentation format
- presentations with tiny animations: hide, appear, opaque overlay box
- have control over pagebreaks
Nice to have:
- create a table of contents