I came across this video about Vim. I would like to ask how can you create a presentation like in the video which seems to run inside Vim.

On some slides there are also real pictures displayed. Check 7:25 and 25:20 of the video.


Anyone knows how this is done?


  • Not so sure that is inside Vim...but I'm interested to know for sure. – Wildcard Nov 1 '15 at 5:52
  • For a moment, I thought I was missing something. The slides are probably HTML pages styled to look like Vim. Around 12:53, he was using Vim for demo, then quit using :x to go back to the presentation. Thanks for your replies! – yinyangero Nov 1 '15 at 15:14
  • Maybe Emacs can do it? ;) – Alexey Nov 18 '15 at 5:48

I was watching that video yesterday and had basically the same question.
As Wildcard already pointed out, I am pretty sure that the images are not directly displayed in Vim.

What I did for my current presentation is just a little bash script that opens all markdown files (*.md) in a separate tab. The script also changes my vimrc to one with a light background.

vim -u ~/.vimrc-light -p *.md

There is also git-slides or vimdeck that both look very promising, but did not work for me particularly well.

  • +1 for git-slides, which seems very useful – mMontu Nov 4 '15 at 11:51
  • mdp doesn't do images like the OP is asking about but I've used it many times for presentations. – gabe Apr 11 '20 at 22:37

That presentation is just a pdf. You can find the link at the bottom of most slides.

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