Yesterday I gave an invited class on Classification Systems. I prepared some slides that are available on Slideshare. It is an opinionated view on four different types of classification: folksonomies, taxonomies, thesauri and ontologies. The online version lost some quality, but you can download the PDF version. Hope this is interesting for someone.
Some time ago Google Docs (gdocs for short) was advertising their new presentation editor. Yesterday and today I decided to prepare two small presentations for a mini-meeting tomorrow, and use gdocs for that. The editor is not anything extraordinary, mostly a pair of text areas where one can write the slides content. As my slides are mostly items on lists, this is enough. I got in the end happy with my prepared presentation.
It all was fine if I didn’t want to export the presentation to PDF, so I can get it in a flash drive and use it during the meeting. Unfortunately gdocs presentation export system is completely broken.
First, let’s see how a slide appears in the online editor:
And this is how this same slide looks in the exported PDF document: