Configuration commands

Use commands to configure your presentation settings. Commands can either be applied globally — if put at the top of your Markdown file — or per slide to set or override global settings. When using global configuration commands, make sure that there are no line breaks between any other commands at the top of your markdown file.

Scale content to fit the slide

At times you have to fit more content onto one slide than the default font sizes allow for.

Deckset comes with an option to auto-scale paragraph text, lists, and other body content down to fit onto the slide. To enable this behavior put the autoscale: true command at the top of your markdown file.

You may turn this on or off on an individual slide by declaring [.autoscale: true] or [.autoscale: false] on the respective slide.

Build lists

In Presenter and Rehearsal mode, you may want list items to appear one by one. To achieve this with Deckset, use the build-lists: true command.

Please note that this only affects Presenter (and Rehearsal) mode.

You may turn this on or off on an individual slide by declaring [.build-lists: true] or [.build-lists: false] on the respective slide.

Slide numbers

To add running slide numbers to your presentation use the slidenumbers: true command.

You may turn this on or off on an individual slide by declaring [.slidenumbers: true] or [.slidenumbers: false] on the respective slide.

To add the count of slides in your presentation, use the slidecount: true command. You may also turn this off on an individual slide by declaring [.slidecount: true] or [.slidecount: false] on the respective slide.

Footers

To add a persistent footer to each slide of your presentation, use the footer: My Footer content command.

To override your global footer or to add a footer to a single slide, add [.footer: A different footer] to the respective slide.

You may turn off the footer on an individual slide by declaring [.hide-footer] on the respective slide.

Use headers as slide dividers

To automatically start a new slide with each header, use the slide-dividers: #, ##, ###, #### command and specify the header levels you would like to take into account.

Please note that this command can only be used globally, at the top of your Markdown file.

Store theme choice in document

Deckset does store the theme choice as metadata to the file. In some cases, this information can get lost, e.g. in version control systems or when sending the file via email.

To make sure the theme choice doesn’t get lost, you can use the following command, referencing any theme by its name: theme: Fira.

If you also want to specify the color choice, you can reference the number of the color swatch as it appears within Deckset e.g.:

theme: Fira, 3

Please note that this command can only be used globally, at the top of your Markdown file.