I have a presentation I wrote using presentation mode a few years ago. Now I'm trying to open it and I forget how to do it.

I'm trying to run emacs command presentation-mode but nothing is found. I tried installing presentation-mode but there was no package with that name on Melpa. I also tried installing org-present but the command still doesn't work.

Is presentation mode built in to emacs or do I need to install it? Also how do I open it?

  • What you are linking to is a plain org file. Presentations are usually done by exporting to the presentation format (PDF if you are using beamer, HTML if you are using org-reveal or similar), but maybe this page will ring a bell?
    – NickD
    Commented Nov 21, 2019 at 18:36

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I was able to find the mode I was using for presentations at that time. I believe it was outline-presentation-mode which is a minor-mode for org-mode. It doesn't seem to be very popular, as I didn't see it in Melpa. However after loading the elip file manually I seem to be loading my presentation in emacs as I remember it:

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Elisp file:


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