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I usually do code examples in separate editor, e.g. IntelliJ IDEA supports presentation mode, where the editor window is maximized and has large font.

This is also more interactive and immersive, you can change the code snippet or directly run it.

If I want to show some code in the slides, I usually do a screenshot from editor :). It's definitely easier than pasting and formatting the code in presentation software.


Yeah I was thinking of screenshots too but didn't know if there were any caveats. Thank you!


At university I did most of my slides with LaTeX beamer, nowadays I prefer to use reveal.js - both come with a plugin for syntax highlighting, so i basically copy and paste the code into the slide deck and let the framework do its magic.


I Copy/Paste as RTF from my editor. Most editors have features and/or plugins to allow content to be copied in the Rich Text Format which retains most of your formatting, including syntax highlighting.

Here are a few plugins for some popular editors:

  1. Atom
  2. Sublime Text
  3. Vim
  4. Emacs

I've used this quite effectively in my slides. You can refer this talk for example.


also recently found this: carbon.now.sh/

Paste some code in and it syntax highlights it and fakes a terminal window for screenshots.

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