LibreOffice Impress has a useful feature to export the slides of a presentation to PDF. However, if you have animated images in your slides, these animations are not exported to PDF. This is partly because most types of animations cannot be rendered in PDF as pages. However, the most common animation is for images to appear or disappear on mouse click. It should be possible to support these animations in PDF.
The ExpandAnimations extension can be used to export the appear-disappear animations in a LibreOffice Impress presentation to PDF. The download link for the oxt extension file can be found at its Github page. Double-click the file to install the extension using LibreOffice. Once installed, you can export any presentation open in Impress by using Tools > Add-ons > Expand animations
Tried with: ExpandAnimations 0.2, LibreOffice 184.108.40.206 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Most of the work of transitioning from one version control system to another is figuring out the mapping from the jargon of the old one to the new. In Subversion, you could give someone a copy of a certain version using the export command. The copy thus created would be free of any repository information.
The corresponding operation in Mercurial is called archive. This creates an unversioned archive of a certain revision of the repository. Creating an archive of the current revision of your repository to give to a colleague named Ram is as easy as:
$ hg archive ../Copy-For-Ram
Another cool feature of the archive command is that it can create archives in compressed formats like zip. For example, to create a zip archive of the above:
$ hg archive Copy-For-Ram.zip
The hash of the revision being exported can be used in the name of the destination directory or file. For example:
$ hg archive Copy-For-Ram-%h.zip
The above command will create a file whose name might be
72f497079285 is the hash of the exported revision.
(Thanks to Rudi and Paul on StackOverflow for these tips.)
Tried with: Mercurial 1.9.2