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Presentations in vim

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Vim can be used to give presentations. You need few plugins to do it.

  1. vim-pandoc - vim pandoc doesnt come with syntax highlighting so you need to install vim-pandoc-syntax

  2. You can create your own file extension for the slides, i have a file extension called .rvpm

  3. Goyo - this is to remove all the vim items like the line number.

  4. Add the following lines to your vimrc

nnoremap <silent> <leader>tm :TableModeToggle<CR>

' treat rvpm files as pandoc
augroup filetype_md
  autocmd bufread,bufnew *.rvpm set filetype=pandoc
augroup end

' Open rvmp files as presentation
autocmd BufNewFile,BufRead *.rvpm call SetRakshithsVimPresentaionMode()
function SetRakshithsVimPresentaionMode()
  nnoremap <buffer> <Right> :n<CR>
  nnoremap <buffer> <Left> :N<CR>

  if !exists('#goyo')

let g:pandoc#syntax#codeblocks#embeds#langs = ["javascript", "go", "bash=sh"]

' Hide ~ on empty lines
hi! EndOfBuffer ctermbg=bg ctermfg=bg guibg=bg guifg=bg
  1. Create a directory for your presentation.
  2. cd into the directory and open all files using vim *.
  3. Now you use left and right arrow keys to navigate between the slides.
  4. You can also install a plugin called vim-table-mode - this lets you create tables as shown in the image which is a screenshot of a slide

Originally published on by Rakshith Bellare