You can create and present slide shows directly from within Mathematica. Mathematica provides an integrated workflow from initial experimentation to final presentation. Mathematica-based presentations can contain interactive interfaces and live computations, letting your audience see the effects of changes to parameters in real time.
The easiest way to create a slide show is to use the Slide Show palette. To open it, select Palettes ► Slide Show:
In slide show mode, some adjustments are needed: the interactive plot is too large for the viewing area and the menu items and operating system windows are still visible. You may also want to hide the command used to create the interactive plot. While deleting the command does not affect your ability to view and use the interactive plot, you would not be able to change it later.
Here, the command used to create the interactive plot has been hidden. (To see the command again, double-click this outer bracket to open the cell group.) Note that the triangular flag on the outer cell bracket indicates the direction of the hidden command:
Click the Start Presentation button on the Slide Show palette to start the presentation. This displays your slide show in full screen mode. To escape full screen mode, click button in the top-right corner of the window:
A small window pops up that lets you choose the cell styles that Mathematica will use to create slide breaks. The notebook used in this screencast is organized by title and section cells, so selecting Section and Title and then clicking Insert will create a slide show notebook where the title and each section are slides:
The presence of slides is indicated by the slide show break cells, which are the gray horizontal lines that separate each of the slides. These break cells were inserted before each of the cell styles that were selected in the Convert to Slide Show popup window.
For more information on creating cells in the styles shown here, see How to: Create and Work with Cells.