Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9:24 PM

Presentations in Fargo

One of the many new things you can do with Fargo is create and view presentations in outlines.


  • Here's an example of a presentation I created.

Open a named outline

  • To publish a presentation so others can view it you must have a public place to put it. In Fargo, those are called named outlines.

  • If you have a named outline, please open it now. If not, here's how you can create one.

    • Choose the New command from the File menu.

    • Enter a title, something like My Public Outline. Click OK.

    • Enter a little bit of text in the first headline, and click the Save button in the right margin if you don't have autosave turned on.

    • Choose Name Outline from the File menu. Your name must be at least 4 characters long, and be unique. You'll get feedback from Fargo as you enter the name.

  • With your named outline open, you're now ready to create a presentation!

Entering your presentation

  • Create a new headline by clicking on the big plus icon in the left margin. Enter the title of your presentation, something like My First Presentation.

  • Under that headline, enter the titles of your slides. For your first experiment make it something easy like Slide 1, Slide 2, Slide 3.

  • Under each slide, enter some text. This is what will appear on each slide.

  • Now, put the cursor on the headline created in the first step. Click on the suitcase icon in the left margin. These are the attributes that are attached to the headline. You can edit them. There should be an item called type. Change its value to presentation and click OK. Screen shot.

  • Again, with the cursor on the same headline, click the Eye icon in the left margin. A new tab should open in your browser, and with any luck you'll see your presentation.

  • Click the left and right arrow keys to move through the presentation.

That's it!

  • You can make changes, and they will be immediately reflected in the public presentation. You can make as many as you like and share them with your colleagues.

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By Dave Winer, Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 9:24 PM. You should never argue with a crazy man.