20 September 2012
Tags: Adobe, Microsoft, PDF, xml
Posted in Web 2.0
Some time ago I was asked by Oxford University Press to write an article for their Library Magazine about which document format is better: pdf or xml. I defended pdf and following is my text. Martin Fenner defended xml. You can download both contributions as pdf file (!) here.
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24 June 2009
Tags: Adobe, Foxit, last minute, PowerPoint
Posted in Getting published, Presentations quality, Speaking in public, Tips
In an ideal world scientists prepare their conference talk way ahead of time. In a realistic world they prepare their talk one or two days before they get on the plane. Or they do it on the plane. In earlier days, when a presentation was done with the help of overhead projectors, transparencies that were very clearly made while being in the air were referred to as “air-plane transparencies”. These slides showed all the signs of shaky fingers. In this post I will tell you something about my last-minute preparations for my latest presentation.
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