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reveal.js on steroids! Get beautiful reveal.js presentations from your Markdown files.


npm install -g reveal-md


reveal-md path/to/my/slides.md

This starts a local server and opens your Markdown file as a reveal.js presentation in the default browser. Remote resources are also possible:

reveal-md https://raw.githubusercontent.com/webpro/reveal-md/master/demo/a.md



The Markdown feature of reveal.js is awesome, and has an easy (and configurable) syntax to separate slides. Use three dashes surrounded by two blank lines (\n---\n). Example:

# Title

* Point 1
* Point 2


## Second slide

> Best quote ever.

Note: speaker notes FTW!


Override theme (default: black):

reveal-md slides.md --theme solarized

See available themes.

Override reveal theme with a custom one. In this example, the file is at ./theme/my-custom.css:

reveal-md slides.md --theme theme/my-custom.css

Override reveal theme with a remote one (use rawgit.com because the url must allow cross-site access):

reveal-md slides.md --theme https://rawgit.com/puzzle/pitc-revealjs-theme/master/theme/puzzle.css

Highlight Theme

Override highlight theme (default: zenburn):

reveal-md slides.md --highlight-theme github

See available themes.

Custom Slide Separators

Override slide separator (default: \n---\n):

reveal-md slides.md --separator "^\n\n\n"

Override vertical/nested slide separator (default: \n----\n):

reveal-md slides.md --vertical-separator "^\n\n"

Custom Slide Attributes

You can use the reveal.js slide attributes functionality to add HTML attributes, e.g. custom backgrounds. Alternatively you could add an HTML id attribute to a specific slide and style it with your own CSS.

If you want yor second slide to have a png background:

# slide1

This slide has no background image.


<!-- .slide: data-background="./image1.png" -->
# slide2

This one does!

reveal-md Options

You can define options similar to command-line options in a reveal-md.json file that you should put in the root directory of the Markdown files. They’ll be picked up automatically. Example:

  "separator": "^\n\n\n",
  "verticalSeparator": "^\n\n"

Reveal.js Options

You can define Reveal.js options in a reveal.json file that you should put in the root directory of the Markdown files. They’ll be picked up automatically. Example:

  "controls": true,
  "progress": true

Speaker Notes

You can use the speaker notes feature by using a line starting with Note:.

YAML Front matter

You can set markdown options and revealoptions specific to your presentation in the .md file with YAML front matter header Jekyll style.

title: Foobar
separator: <!--s-->
verticalSeparator: <!--v-->
theme: solarized
    transition: 'fade'

Note: test note


# Bar


Live Reload

Using -w option changes to markdown files will trigger the browser to reload and thus display the changed presentation without the user having to reload the browser.

Custom Scripts

Inject custom scripts into the page:

reveal-md slides.md --scripts script.js,another-script.js

Custom CSS

Inject custom CSS into the page:

reveal-md slides.md --css style.css,another-style.css

Pre-process Markdown

reveal-md can be given a markdown preprocessor script via the --preprocessor (or -P) option. This can be useful to implement custom tweaks on the document format without having to dive into the guts of the Markdown parser.

For example, to have headers automatically create new slides, one could have the script preproc.js:

// headings trigger a new slide
// headings with a caret (e.g., '##^ foo`) trigger a new vertical slide
module.exports = (markdown, options) => {
  return new Promise((resolve, reject) => {
    return resolve(
        .map((line, index) => {
          if (!/^#/.test(line) || index === 0) return line;
          const is_vertical = /#\^/.test(line);
          return (is_vertical ? '\n----\n\n' : '\n---\n\n') + line.replace('#^', '#');

and use it like this

$ reveal-md --preprocessor preproc.js slides.md

This will create a PDF from the provided Markdown file and saves a PDF file:

reveal-md slides.md --print slides.pdf

Alternatively, you can append ?print-pdf to the url from the command-line or in the browser (make sure to remove the #/ or #/1 hash). Then print the slides using the browser’s (not the native) print dialog. This seems to work in Chrome.

Static Website

This will produce a standalone version of the passed file in HTML including static scripts and stylesheets. The files are saved to the directory passed to the --static parameter, or ./_static if not provided:

reveal-md slides.md --static _site

Use --static-dirs to copy directories with static assets to the target directory. You can use a comma-separated list to copy multiple directories.

reveal-md slides.md --static --static-dirs=assets

Additional --absolute-url and --featured-slide parameters could be used to generate OpenGraph metadata enabling more attractive rendering for slide deck links when shared in some social sites.

reveal-md slides.md --static _site --absolute-url https://example.com --featured-slide 5

Disable Auto-open Browser

Disable to automatically open your web browser:

reveal-md slides.md --disable-auto-open

Directory Listing

Show (recursive) directory listing of Markdown files:

reveal-md dir/

Show directory listing of Markdown files in current directory:


Custom Port

Override port (default: 1948):

reveal-md slides.md --port 8888

Custom Template

Override reveal.js HTML template (default template):

reveal-md slides.md --template my-reveal-template.html

Override listing HTML template (default template):

reveal-md slides.md --listing-template my-listing-template.html