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reveal.js tests Slides

A framework for easily creating beautiful presentations using HTML. Check out the live demo.

reveal.js comes with a broad range of features including nested slides, Markdown support, PDF export, speaker notes and a JavaScript API. There's also a fully featured visual editor and platform for sharing reveal.js presentations at slides.com.

Supporting reveal.js

This project was started and is maintained by @hakimel with the help of many contributions from the community. The best way to support the project is to become a paying member of Slides.com—the reveal.js presentation platform that Hakim is building.

Table of contents

More reading

  • Changelog: Up-to-date version history.
  • Examples: Presentations created with reveal.js, add your own!
  • Browser Support: Explanation of browser support and fallbacks.
  • Plugins: A list of plugins that can be used to extend reveal.js.

Online Editor

Presentations are written using HTML or Markdown but there's also an online editor for those of you who prefer a graphical interface. Give it a try at https://slides.com.


The basic setup is for authoring presentations only. The full setup gives you access to all reveal.js features and plugins such as speaker notes as well as the development tasks needed to make changes to the source.

Basic setup

The core of reveal.js is very easy to install. You'll simply need to download a copy of this repository and open the index.html file directly in your browser.

  1. Download the latest version of reveal.js from https://github.com/hakimel/reveal.js/releases
  2. Unzip and replace the example contents in index.html with your own
  3. Open index.html in a browser to view it

Full setup

Some reveal.js features, like external Markdown and speaker notes, require that presentations run from a local web server. The following instructions will set up such a server as well as all of the development tasks needed to make edits to the reveal.js source code.

  1. Install Node.js (10.0.0 or later)

  2. Clone the reveal.js repository

    $ git clone https://github.com/hakimel/reveal.js.git
  3. Move to the reveal.js folder and install dependencies

    $ cd reveal.js && npm install
  4. Serve the presentation and monitor source files for changes

    $ npm start
  5. Open http://localhost:8000 to view your presentation

    You can change the port by using npm start -- --port=8001.


Here's a barebones example of a fully working reveal.js presentation:

    <link rel="stylesheet" href="dist/reveal.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="dist/theme/white.css">
    <div class="reveal">
      <div class="slides">
        <section>Slide 1</section>
        <section>Slide 2</section>
    <script src="dist/reveal.es5.js"></script>

The presentation markup hierarchy needs to be .reveal > .slides > section where the section represents one slide and can be repeated indefinitely. If you place multiple section elements inside of another section they will be shown as vertical slides. The first of the vertical slides is the "root" of the others (at the top), and will be included in the horizontal sequence. For example:

<div class="reveal">
  <div class="slides">
    <section>Single Horizontal Slide</section>
      <section>Vertical Slide 1</section>
      <section>Vertical Slide 2</section>

It's also possible to write presentations using Markdown.


If you only have a single presentation on the page we recommend initializing reveal.js using the singleton API.

<script src="dist/reveal.es5.js"></script>
  Reveal.initialize({ keyboard: true });

The initialize method returns a promise which will resolve as soon as the presentation is ready and can be interacted with via the API.

Reveal.initialize.then( () => {
  // reveal.js is ready
} )

If you want to run multiple presentations side-by-side on the same page you can create instances of the Reveal class. Note that you will also need to set the embedded config option to true.

<div class="reveal deck-1">...</div>
<div class="reveal deck-2">...</div>
<script src="dist/reveal.es5.js"></script>
  let deck1 = new Reveal( document.querySelector( 'deck-1' ), { embedded: true } );
  let deck2 = new Reveal( document.querySelector( 'deck-2' ), { embedded: true } );


ES Module

We provide two JavaScript bundles; /dist/reveal.es5.js with support for legacy browers and /dist/reveal.js which targets modern browsers with ES6 support.

Here's how to import and initialize the ES module version of reveal.js, including the Markdown plugin:

<script type="module">
  import Reveal from '/dist/reveal.js';
  import Markdown from '/plugin/markdown/markdown.js';
    plugins: [ Markdown ]


At the end of your page you need to initialize reveal by running the following code. Note that all configuration values are optional and will default to the values specified below.


  // Display presentation control arrows
  controls: true,

  // Help the user learn the controls by providing hints, for example by
  // bouncing the down arrow when they first encounter a vertical slide
  controlsTutorial: true,

  // Determines where controls appear, "edges" or "bottom-right"
  controlsLayout: 'bottom-right',

  // Visibility rule for backwards navigation arrows; "faded", "hidden"
  // or "visible"
  controlsBackArrows: 'faded',

  // Display a presentation progress bar
  progress: true,

  // Display the page number of the current slide
  slideNumber: false,

  // Add the current slide number to the URL hash so that reloading the
  // page/copying the URL will return you to the same slide
  hash: false,

  // Push each slide change to the browser history. Implies `hash: true`
  history: false,

  // Enable keyboard shortcuts for navigation
  keyboard: true,

  // Enable the slide overview mode
  overview: true,

  // Vertical centering of slides
  center: true,

  // Enables touch navigation on devices with touch input
  touch: true,

  // Loop the presentation
  loop: false,

  // Change the presentation direction to be RTL
  rtl: false,

  // See https://github.com/hakimel/reveal.js/#navigation-mode
  navigationMode: 'default',

  // Randomizes the order of slides each time the presentation loads
  shuffle: false,

  // Turns fragments on and off globally
  fragments: true,

  // Flags whether to include the current fragment in the URL,
  // so that reloading brings you to the same fragment position
  fragmentInURL: true,

  // Flags if the presentation is running in an embedded mode,
  // i.e. contained within a limited portion of the screen
  embedded: false,

  // Flags if we should show a help overlay when the questionmark
  // key is pressed
  help: true,

  // Flags if speaker notes should be visible to all viewers
  showNotes: false,

  // Global override for autoplaying embedded media (video/audio/iframe)
  // - null: Media will only autoplay if data-autoplay is present
  // - true: All media will autoplay, regardless of individual setting
  // - false: No media will autoplay, regardless of individual setting
  autoPlayMedia: null,

  // Global override for preloading lazy-loaded iframes
  // - null: Iframes with data-src AND data-preload will be loaded when within
  //   the viewDistance, iframes with only data-src will be loaded when visible
  // - true: All iframes with data-src will be loaded when within the viewDistance
  // - false: All iframes with data-src will be loaded only when visible
  preloadIframes: null,

  // Can be used to globally disable auto-animation
  autoAnimate: true,

  // Optionally provide a custom element matcher that will be
  // used to dictate which elements we can animate between.
  autoAnimateMatcher: null,

  // Default settings for our auto-animate transitions, can be
  // overridden per-slide or per-element via data arguments
  autoAnimateEasing: 'ease',
  autoAnimateDuration: 1.0,
  autoAnimateUnmatched: true,

  // CSS properties that can be auto-animated. Position & scale
  // is matched separately so there's no need to include styles
  // like top/right/bottom/left, width/height or margin.
  autoAnimateStyles: [

  // Number of milliseconds between automatically proceeding to the
  // next slide, disabled when set to 0, this value can be overwritten
  // by using a data-autoslide attribute on your slides
  autoSlide: 0,

  // Stop auto-sliding after user input
  autoSlideStoppable: true,

  // Use this method for navigation when auto-sliding
  autoSlideMethod: Reveal.next,

  // Specify the average time in seconds that you think you will spend
  // presenting each slide. This is used to show a pacing timer in the
  // speaker view
  defaultTiming: 120,

  // Specify the total time in seconds that is available to
  // present.  If this is set to a nonzero value, the pacing
  // timer will work out the time available for each slide,
  // instead of using the defaultTiming value
  totalTime: 0,

  // Specify the minimum amount of time you want to allot to
  // each slide, if using the totalTime calculation method.  If
  // the automated time allocation causes slide pacing to fall
  // below this threshold, then you will see an alert in the
  // speaker notes window
  minimumTimePerSlide: 0,

  // Enable slide navigation via mouse wheel
  mouseWheel: false,

  // Hide cursor if inactive
  hideInactiveCursor: true,

  // Time before the cursor is hidden (in ms)
  hideCursorTime: 5000,

  // Opens links in an iframe preview overlay
  // Add `data-preview-link` and `data-preview-link="false"` to customise each link
  // individually
  previewLinks: false,

  // Transition style
  transition: 'slide', // none/fade/slide/convex/concave/zoom

  // Transition speed
  transitionSpeed: 'default', // default/fast/slow

  // Transition style for full page slide backgrounds
  backgroundTransition: 'fade', // none/fade/slide/convex/concave/zoom

  // Number of slides away from the current that are visible
  viewDistance: 3,

  // Number of slides away from the current that are visible on mobile
  // devices. It is advisable to set this to a lower number than
  // viewDistance in order to save resources.
  mobileViewDistance: 2,

  // Parallax background image
  parallaxBackgroundImage: '', // e.g. "'https://s3.amazonaws.com/hakim-static/reveal-js/reveal-parallax-1.jpg'"

  // Parallax background size
  parallaxBackgroundSize: '', // CSS syntax, e.g. "2100px 900px"

  // Number of pixels to move the parallax background per slide
  // - Calculated automatically unless specified
  // - Set to 0 to disable movement along an axis
  parallaxBackgroundHorizontal: null,
  parallaxBackgroundVertical: null,

  // The display mode that will be used to show slides
  display: 'block'


The configuration can be updated after initialization using the configure method:

// Turn autoSlide off
Reveal.configure({ autoSlide: 0 });

// Start auto-sliding every 5s
Reveal.configure({ autoSlide: 5000 });

Presentation Size

All presentations have a normal size, that is, the resolution at which they are authored. The framework will automatically scale presentations uniformly based on this size to ensure that everything fits on any given display or viewport.

See below for a list of configuration options related to sizing, including default values:


  // ...

  // The "normal" size of the presentation, aspect ratio will be preserved
  // when the presentation is scaled to fit different resolutions. Can be
  // specified using percentage units.
  width: 960,
  height: 700,

  // Factor of the display size that should remain empty around the content
  margin: 0.1,

  // Bounds for smallest/largest possible scale to apply to content
  minScale: 0.2,
  maxScale: 1.5


If you wish to disable this behavior and do your own scaling (e.g. using media queries), try these settings:


  // ...

  width: "100%",
  height: "100%",
  margin: 0,
  minScale: 1,
  maxScale: 1

Ready Event

A ready event is fired when reveal.js has loaded all non-async dependencies and is ready to start navigating. To check if reveal.js is already 'ready' you can call Reveal.isReady().

Reveal.on( 'ready', event => {
  // event.currentSlide, event.indexh, event.indexv
} );

Note that we also add a .ready class to the .reveal element so that you can hook into this with CSS.


Presentations can be configured to progress through slides automatically, without any user input. To enable this you will need to tell the framework how many milliseconds it should wait between slides:

// Slide every five seconds
  autoSlide: 5000

When this is turned on a control element will appear that enables users to pause and resume auto-sliding. Alternatively, sliding can be paused or resumed by pressing »A« on the keyboard. Sliding is paused automatically as soon as the user starts navigating. You can disable these controls by specifying autoSlideStoppable: false in your reveal.js config.

You can also override the slide duration for individual slides and fragments by using the data-autoslide attribute:

<section data-autoslide="2000">
  <p>After 2 seconds the first fragment will be shown.</p>
  <p class="fragment" data-autoslide="10000">After 10 seconds the next fragment will be shown.</p>
  <p class="fragment">Now, the fragment is displayed for 2 seconds before the next slide is shown.</p>

To override the method used for navigation when auto-sliding, you can specify the autoSlideMethod setting. To only navigate along the top layer and ignore vertical slides, set this to Reveal.navigateRight.

Whenever the auto-slide mode is resumed or paused the autoslideresumed and autoslidepaused events are fired.

Keyboard Bindings

If you're unhappy with any of the default keyboard bindings you can override them using the keyboard config option:

  keyboard: {
    13: 'next', // go to the next slide when the ENTER key is pressed
    27: () => { console.log('esc') }, // do something custom when ESC is pressed
    32: null // don't do anything when SPACE is pressed (i.e. disable a reveal.js default binding)


reveal.js can automatically animate elements across slides. All you need to do is add data-auto-animate to two adjacent slide <section> elements and Auto-Animate will animate all matching elements between the two.

Here's a simple example to give you a better idea of how it can be used. The resulting animation will be the word "Magic" sliding 100px downwards.

<section data-auto-animate>
<section data-auto-animate>
  <h1 style="position: relative; top: 100px;">Magic</h1>

This example uses the top property to move the element but internally reveal.js will use a CSS transform to ensure smooth movement. This same approach to animation works with most animatable CSS properties meaning you can transition things like position, font-size, line-height, color, background-color and padding.

How Elements are Matched

When you navigate between two auto-animated slides we'll do our best to automatically find matching elements between the two slides. For text, we consider it a match if both the text contents and node type are identical. For images, videos and iframes we compare the src attribute. We also take into account the order in which the element appears in the DOM.

In situations where automatic matching is not feasible you can give the objects that you want to animate between a matching data-id attribute. We prioritize matching data-id values above our automatic matching.

Here's an example where we've given both blocks a matching ID since automatic matching has no content to go on.

<section data-auto-animate>
  <div data-id="box" style="padding: 20px; background: salmon;"></div>
<section data-auto-animate>
  <div data-id="box" style="padding: 20px; background: blue;"></div>

Animation Settings

You can override specific animation settings such as easing and duration either for the whole presentation, per-slide or individually for each animated element. The following configuration attributes can be used to change the settings for a specific slide or element:

Attribute                                              Default Description
data-auto-animate-easing ease A CSS easing function.
data-auto-animate-unmatched true Determines whether elements with no matching auto-animate target should fade in. Set to false to make them appear instantly.
data-auto-animate-duration 1.0 Animation duration in seconds.
data-auto-animate-delay 0 Animation delay in seconds (can only be set for specific elements, not at the slide level).

If you'd like to change the defaults for the whole deck, use the following config options:

  autoAnimateEasing: 'ease-out',
  autoAnimateDuration: 0.8,
  autoAnimateUnmatched: false

API: State Attributes and Events

We add state attributes to the different elements involved in an auto-animation. These attributes can be tied into if you want to, for example, fine-tune the animation behavior with custom CSS.

Right before an auto-animation starts we add data-auto-animate="pending" to the slide <section>. At this point the upcoming slide is visible and all of the animated elements have been moved to their starting positions. Next we switch to data-auto-animate="running" to indicate when the elements start animating towards their final properties.

Each individual element is decorated with a data-auto-animate-target attribute. The value of the attribute is a unique ID for this particular animation OR "unmatched" if this element should animate as unmatched content.

Each time a presentation navigates between two auto-animated slides it dispatches the autoanimate event.

Reveal.on( 'autoanimate', event => {
  // event.fromSlide, event.toSlide
} );

Vertical Slide Navigation

Slides can be nested within other slides to create vertical stacks (see Markup). When presenting, you use the left/right arrows to step through the main (horizontal) slides. When you arrive at a vertical stack you can optionally press the up/down arrows to view the vertical slides or skip past them by pressing the right arrow. Here's an example showing a bird's-eye view of what this looks like in action:

Navigation Mode

You can fine tune the reveal.js navigation behavior by using the navigationMode config option. Note that these options are only useful for presentations that use a mix of horizontal and vertical slides. The following navigation modes are available:

Value Description
default Left/right arrow keys step between horizontal slides. Up/down arrow keys step between vertical slides. Space key steps through all slides (both horizontal and vertical).
linear Removes the up/down arrows. Left/right arrows step through all slides (both horizontal and vertical).
grid When this is enabled, stepping left/right from a vertical stack to an adjacent vertical stack will land you at the same vertical index.

Consider a deck with six slides ordered in two vertical stacks:
1.1    2.1
1.2    2.2
1.3    2.3

If you're on slide 1.3 and navigate right, you will normally move from 1.3 -> 2.1. With navigationMode set to "grid" the same navigation takes you from 1.3 -> 2.3.

Touch Navigation

You can swipe to navigate through a presentation on any touch-enabled device. Horizontal swipes change between horizontal slides, vertical swipes change between vertical slides. If you wish to disable this you can set the touch config option to false when initializing reveal.js.

If there's some part of your content that needs to remain accessible to touch events you'll need to highlight this by adding a data-prevent-swipe attribute to the element. One common example where this is useful is elements that need to be scrolled.

Lazy Loading

When working on presentation with a lot of media or iframe content it's important to load lazily. Lazy loading means that reveal.js will only load content for the few slides nearest to the current slide. The number of slides that are preloaded is determined by the viewDistance configuration option.

To enable lazy loading all you need to do is change your src attributes to data-src as shown below. This is supported for image, video, audio and iframe elements.

  <img data-src="image.png">
  <iframe data-src="http://hakim.se"></iframe>
    <source data-src="video.webm" type="video/webm" />
    <source data-src="video.mp4" type="video/mp4" />

Lazy Loading Iframes

Note that lazy loaded iframes ignore the viewDistance configuration and will only load when their containing slide becomes visible. Iframes are also unloaded as soon as the slide is hidden.

When we lazy load a video or audio element, reveal.js won't start playing that content until the slide becomes visible. However there is no way to control this for an iframe since that could contain any kind of content. That means if we loaded an iframe before the slide is visible on screen it could begin playing media and sound in the background.

You can override this behavior with the data-preload attribute. The iframe below will be loaded according to the viewDistance.

  <iframe data-src="http://hakim.se" data-preload></iframe>

You can also change the default globally with the preloadIframes configuration option. If set to true ALL iframes with a data-src attribute will be preloaded when within the viewDistance regardless of individual data-preload attributes. If set to false, all iframes will only be loaded when they become visible.


Outdated, this will be rewritten to match the 4.0 plugin API

Plugins should register themselves with reveal.js by calling Reveal.registerPlugin( MyPlugin ). Registered plugins must expose a unique id property and can optionally expose an init function that reveal.js will call to initialize them.

When reveal.js is booted up via initialize(), it will go through all registered plugins and invoke their init methods. If the init method returns a Promise, reveal.js will wait for that promise to be fulfilled before finishing the startup sequence and firing the ready event. Heres an example of a plugin that does some asynchronous work before reveal.js can proceed:

let MyPlugin = {
  id: my-plugin,
  init: deck => {
    return new Promise( resolve => setTimeout( resolve, 3000 ) )
  plugins: [ MyPlugin ]
}).then( () => {
  console.log( Three seconds later... )
} );

If the plugins init method does not return a Promise, the plugin is considered ready right away and will not hold up the reveal.js startup sequence.

Manually Registering Plugins

TBD. Describe how plugins can be registered after reveal.js is already initialized.

Retrieving Plugins

If you want to check if a specific plugin is registered you can use the Reveal.hasPlugin method and pass in a plugin ID, for example: Reveal.hasPlugin( my-plugin ). If you want to retrieve a plugin instance you can use Reveal.getPlugin( my-plugin ).


Reveal.js doesnt rely on any third party scripts to work but a few optional libraries are included by default. These libraries are loaded as dependencies in the order they appear, for example:

  dependencies: [
    // Interpret Markdown in <section> elements
    { src: plugin/markdown/marked.js, condition: () => { return !!document.querySelector( [data-markdown] ); } },
    { src: plugin/markdown/markdown.js, condition: () => { return !!document.querySelector( [data-markdown] ); } },

    // Syntax highlight for <code> elements
    { src: plugin/highlight/highlight.js, async: true },

    // Zoom in and out with Alt+click
    { src: plugin/zoom-js/zoom.js, async: true },

    // Speaker notes
    { src: plugin/notes/notes.js, async: true },

    // MathJax
    { src: plugin/math/math.js, async: true }

You can add your own extensions using the same syntax. The following properties are available for each dependency object:

  • src: Path to the script to load
  • async: [optional] Flags if the script should load after reveal.js has started, defaults to false
  • callback: [optional] Function to execute when the script has loaded
  • condition: [optional] Function which must return true for the script to be loaded

You can also include dependencies which are bundled/already present on the page. To include a bundled plugin. replace the src property with a reference to a plugin instance:

  • plugin: the plugin instance (see Plugins)


The Reveal object exposes a JavaScript API for controlling navigation and reading state:

// Navigation
Reveal.slide( indexh, indexv, indexf );

// Randomize the order of slides

// Toggle presentation states, optionally pass true/false to force on/off

// Shows a help overlay with keyboard shortcuts, optionally pass true/false
// to force on/off

// Change a config value at runtime
Reveal.configure({ controls: true });

// Returns the present configuration options

// Fetch the current scale of the presentation

Reveal.getComputedSlideSize(); // Returns object with width, height keys, and (scaled) presentationWidth and presentationHeight.

// Retrieves the previous and current slide elements

Reveal.getIndices();        // { h: 0, v: 0, f: 0 }
Reveal.getProgress();       // (0 == first slide, 1 == last slide)
Reveal.getSlides();         // Array of all slides
Reveal.getTotalSlides();    // Total number of slides

// Returns an array with all horizontal/vertical slides in the deck

// Checks if the presentation contains two or more
// horizontal/vertical slides

// Returns the speaker notes for the current slide

// State checks

// Returns the top-level DOM element
Reveal.getRevealElement(); // <div class="reveal">...</div>

Custom Key Bindings

Custom key bindings can be added and removed using the following Javascript API. Custom key bindings will override the default keyboard bindings, but will in turn be overridden by the user defined bindings in the keyboard config option.

Reveal.addKeyBinding( binding, callback );
Reveal.removeKeyBinding( keyCode );

For example

// The binding parameter provides the following properties
//      keyCode: the keycode for binding to the callback
//          key: the key label to show in the help overlay
//  description: the description of the action to show in the help overlay
Reveal.addKeyBinding( { keyCode: 84, key: 'T', description: 'Start timer' }, () => {
  // start timer
} )

// The binding parameter can also be a direct keycode without providing the help description
Reveal.addKeyBinding( 82, () => {
  // reset timer
} )

This allows plugins to add key bindings directly to Reveal so they can

  • make use of Reveal's pre-processing logic for key handling (for example, ignoring key presses when paused); and
  • be included in the help overlay (optional)

Slide Change Events

A slidechanged event is fired each time the slide is changed. The event object holds the index values of the current slide as well as a reference to the previous and current slide DOM nodes.

Some libraries, like MathJax (see #226), get confused by the transforms and display states of slides. Often times, this can be fixed by calling their update or render function from this callback.

Reveal.on( 'slidechanged', event => {
  // event.previousSlide, event.currentSlide, event.indexh, event.indexv
} );

The slidechanged event fires instantly when the slide changes. If you'd rather invoke your event listener when the slide has finished transitioning and is fully visible, you can use the slidetransitionend event. The slidetransitionend event includes the same event data as described above.

Reveal.on( 'slidetransitionend', event => console.log( event.currentSlide ) );

Presentation State

The presentation's current state can be fetched by using the getState method. A state object contains all of the information required to put the presentation back as it was when getState was first called. Sort of like a snapshot. It's a simple object that can easily be stringified and persisted or sent over the wire.

Reveal.slide( 1 );
// we're on slide 1

var state = Reveal.getState();

Reveal.slide( 3 );
// we're on slide 3

Reveal.setState( state );
// we're back on slide 1

Slide States

If you set data-state="somestate" on a slide <section>, "somestate" will be applied as a class on the document element when that slide is opened. This allows you to apply broad style changes to the page based on the active slide.

Furthermore you can also listen to these changes in state via JavaScript:

Reveal.on( 'somestate', () => {
  // TODO: Sprinkle magic
}, false );

Slide Visibility

When preparing a presentation it can sometimes be helpful to prepare optional slides that you may or may not have time to show. This is easily done by appending a few slides at the end of the presentation, however this means that the reveal.js progress bar and slide numbering will hint that there are additional slides.

To "hide" those slides from reveal.js' numbering system you can add a data-visibility attribute to the slide like so <section data-visibility="uncounted">.

Slide Backgrounds

Slides are contained within a limited portion of the screen by default to allow them to fit any display and scale uniformly. You can apply full page backgrounds outside of the slide area by adding a data-background attribute to your <section> elements. Four different types of backgrounds are supported: color, image, video and iframe.

Color Backgrounds

All CSS color formats are supported, including hex values, keywords, rgba() or hsl().

<section data-background-color="#ff0000">

Image Backgrounds

By default, background images are resized to cover the full page. Available options:

Attribute Default Description
data-background-image URL of the image to show. GIFs restart when the slide opens.
data-background-size cover See background-size on MDN.
data-background-position center See background-position on MDN.
data-background-repeat no-repeat See background-repeat on MDN.
data-background-opacity 1 Opacity of the background image on a 0-1 scale. 0 is transparent and 1 is fully opaque.
<section data-background-image="http://example.com/image.png">
<section data-background-image="http://example.com/image.png" data-background-size="100px" data-background-repeat="repeat">
  <h2>This background image will be sized to 100px and repeated</h2>

Video Backgrounds

Automatically plays a full size video behind the slide.

Attribute Default Description
data-background-video A single video source, or a comma separated list of video sources.
data-background-video-loop false Flags if the video should play repeatedly.
data-background-video-muted false Flags if the audio should be muted.
data-background-size cover Use cover for full screen and some cropping or contain for letterboxing.
data-background-opacity 1 Opacity of the background video on a 0-1 scale. 0 is transparent and 1 is fully opaque.
<section data-background-video="https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.slid.es/site/homepage/v1/homepage-video-editor.mp4,https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.slid.es/site/homepage/v1/homepage-video-editor.webm" data-background-video-loop data-background-video-muted>

Iframe Backgrounds

Embeds a web page as a slide background that covers 100% of the reveal.js width and height. The iframe is in the background layer, behind your slides, and as such it's not possible to interact with it by default. To make your background interactive, you can add the data-background-interactive attribute.

<section data-background-iframe="https://slides.com" data-background-interactive>

Iframes are lazy-loaded when they become visible. If you'd like to preload iframes ahead of time, you can append a data-preload attribute to the slide <section>. You can also enable preloading globally for all iframes using the preloadIframes configuration option.

Background Transitions

Backgrounds transition using a fade animation by default. This can be changed to a linear sliding transition by passing backgroundTransition: 'slide' to the Reveal.initialize() call. Alternatively you can set data-background-transition on any section with a background to override that specific transition.

Parallax Background

If you want to use a parallax scrolling background, set the first two properties below when initializing reveal.js (the other two are optional).


  // Parallax background image
  parallaxBackgroundImage: '', // e.g. "https://s3.amazonaws.com/hakim-static/reveal-js/reveal-parallax-1.jpg"

  // Parallax background size
  parallaxBackgroundSize: '', // CSS syntax, e.g. "2100px 900px" - currently only pixels are supported (don't use % or auto)

  // Number of pixels to move the parallax background per slide
  // - Calculated automatically unless specified
  // - Set to 0 to disable movement along an axis
  parallaxBackgroundHorizontal: 200,
  parallaxBackgroundVertical: 50


Make sure that the background size is much bigger than screen size to allow for some scrolling. View example.

Slide Transitions

The global presentation transition is set using the transition config value. You can override the global transition for a specific slide by using the data-transition attribute:

<section data-transition="zoom">
  <h2>This slide will override the presentation transition and zoom!</h2>

<section data-transition-speed="fast">
  <h2>Choose from three transition speeds: default, fast or slow!</h2>

You can also use different in and out transitions for the same slide:

<section data-transition="slide">
    The train goes on …
<section data-transition="slide">
    and on …
<section data-transition="slide-in fade-out">
    and stops.
<section data-transition="fade-in slide-out">
    (Passengers entering and leaving)
<section data-transition="slide">
    And it starts again.

You can choose from none, fade, slide, convex, concave and zoom.

It's easy to link between slides. The first example below targets the index of another slide whereas the second targets a slide with an ID attribute (<section id="some-slide">):

<a href="#/2/2">Link</a>
<a href="#/some-slide">Link</a>

You can also add relative navigation links, similar to the built in reveal.js controls, by appending one of the following classes on any element. Note that each element is automatically given an enabled class when it's a valid navigation route based on the current slide.

<a href="#" class="navigate-left">
<a href="#" class="navigate-right">
<a href="#" class="navigate-up">
<a href="#" class="navigate-down">
<a href="#" class="navigate-prev"> <!-- Previous vertical or horizontal slide -->
<a href="#" class="navigate-next"> <!-- Next vertical or horizontal slide -->


Fragments are used to highlight individual elements on a slide. Every element with the class fragment will be stepped through before moving on to the next slide. Here's an example: http://revealjs.com/#/fragments

The default fragment style is to start out invisible and fade in. This style can be changed by appending a different class to the fragment:

  <p class="fragment grow">grow</p>
  <p class="fragment shrink">shrink</p>
  <p class="fragment strike">strike</p>
  <p class="fragment fade-out">fade-out</p>
  <p class="fragment fade-up">fade-up (also down, left and right!)</p>
  <p class="fragment fade-in-then-out">fades in, then out when we move to the next step</p>
  <p class="fragment fade-in-then-semi-out">fades in, then obfuscate when we move to the next step</p>
  <p class="fragment highlight-current-blue">blue only once</p>
  <p class="fragment highlight-red">highlight-red</p>
  <p class="fragment highlight-green">highlight-green</p>
  <p class="fragment highlight-blue">highlight-blue</p>

Multiple fragments can be applied to the same element sequentially by wrapping it, this will fade in the text on the first step and fade it back out on the second.

  <span class="fragment fade-in">
    <span class="fragment fade-out">I'll fade in, then out</span>

The display order of fragments can be controlled using the data-fragment-index attribute.

  <p class="fragment" data-fragment-index="3">Appears last</p>
  <p class="fragment" data-fragment-index="1">Appears first</p>
  <p class="fragment" data-fragment-index="2">Appears second</p>

Fragment events

When a slide fragment is either shown or hidden reveal.js will dispatch an event.

Some libraries, like MathJax (see #505), get confused by the initially hidden fragment elements. Often times this can be fixed by calling their update or render function from this callback.

Reveal.on( 'fragmentshown', event => {
  // event.fragment = the fragment DOM element
} );
Reveal.on( 'fragmenthidden', event => {
  // event.fragment = the fragment DOM element
} );

Code Syntax Highlighting

By default, Reveal is configured with highlight.js for code syntax highlighting. To enable syntax highlighting, you'll have to load the highlight plugin (plugin/highlight/highlight.js) and a highlight.js CSS theme (Reveal comes packaged with the Monokai themes: lib/css/monokai.css).

  // More info https://github.com/hakimel/reveal.js#dependencies
  dependencies: [
    { src: 'plugin/highlight/highlight.js', async: true },

Below is an example with clojure code that will be syntax highlighted. When the data-trim attribute is present, surrounding whitespace is automatically removed. HTML will be escaped by default. To avoid this, for example if you are using <mark> to call out a line of code, add the data-noescape attribute to the <code> element.

  <pre><code data-trim data-noescape>
(def lazy-fib
   [0 1]
   <mark>((fn rfib [a b]</mark>
        (lazy-cons (+ a b) (rfib b (+ a b)))) 0 1)))

Line Numbers & Highlights

To enable line numbers, add data-line-numbers to your <code> tags. If you want to highlight specific lines you can provide a comma separated list of line numbers using the same attribute. For example, in the following example lines 4 and 8-11 are highlighted:

<pre><code class="hljs" data-line-numbers="4,8-11">
import React, { useState } from 'react';
function Example() {
  const [count, setCount] = useState(0);
  return (
      <p>You clicked {count} times</p>
      <button onClick={() => setCount(count + 1)}>
        Click me

Step-by-step Highlights

You can step through multiple code highlights on the same code block. Delimit each of your highlight steps with the | character. For example data-line-numbers="1|2-3|4,6-10" will produce three steps. It will start by highlighting line 1, next step is lines 2-3, and finally line 4 and 6 through 10.

Slide number

If you would like to display the page number of the current slide you can do so using the slideNumber and showSlideNumber configuration values.

// Shows the slide number using default formatting
Reveal.configure({ slideNumber: true });

// Slide number formatting can be configured using these variables:
//  "h.v":  horizontal . vertical slide number (default)
//  "h/v":  horizontal / vertical slide number
//    "c":  flattened slide number
//  "c/t":  flattened slide number / total slides
Reveal.configure({ slideNumber: 'c/t' });

// You can provide a function to fully customize the number:
Reveal.configure({ slideNumber: slide => {
    // Ignore numbering of vertical slides
    return [ Reveal.getIndices( slide ).h ];

// Control which views the slide number displays on using the "showSlideNumber" value:
//     "all": show on all views (default)
// "speaker": only show slide numbers on speaker notes view
//   "print": only show slide numbers when printing to PDF
Reveal.configure({ showSlideNumber: 'speaker' });

Overview mode

Press »ESC« or »O« keys to toggle the overview mode on and off. While you're in this mode, you can still navigate between slides, as if you were at 1,000 feet above your presentation. The overview mode comes with a few API hooks:

Reveal.on( 'overviewshown', event => { /* ... */ } );
Reveal.on( 'overviewhidden', event => { /* ... */ } );

// Toggle the overview mode programmatically

Fullscreen mode

Just press »F« on your keyboard to show your presentation in fullscreen mode. Press the »ESC« key to exit fullscreen mode.

Embedded media

Add data-autoplay to your media element if you want it to automatically start playing when the slide is shown:

<video data-autoplay src="http://clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de/big_buck_bunny.mp4"></video>

If you want to enable or disable autoplay globally, for all embedded media, you can use the autoPlayMedia configuration option. If you set this to true ALL media will autoplay regardless of individual data-autoplay attributes. If you initialize with autoPlayMedia: false NO media will autoplay.

Note that embedded HTML5 <video>/<audio> and YouTube/Vimeo iframes are automatically paused when you navigate away from a slide. This can be disabled by decorating your element with a data-ignore attribute.

Embedded iframes

reveal.js automatically pushes two post messages to embedded iframes. slide:start when the slide containing the iframe is made visible and slide:stop when it is hidden.

Stretching elements

Sometimes it's desirable to have an element, like an image or video, stretch to consume as much space as possible within a given slide. This can be done by adding the .stretch class to an element as seen below:

  <h2>This video will use up the remaining space on the slide</h2>
    <video class="stretch" src="http://clips.vorwaerts-gmbh.de/big_buck_bunny.mp4"></video>


  • Only direct descendants of a slide section can be stretched
  • Only one descendant per slide section can be stretched

Resize Event

When reveal.js changes the scale of the slides it fires a resize event. You can subscribe to the event to resize your elements accordingly.

Reveal.on( 'resize', event => {
  // event.scale, event.oldScale, event.size
} );

postMessage API

The framework has a built-in postMessage API that can be used when communicating with a presentation inside of another window. Here's an example showing how you'd make a reveal.js instance in the given window proceed to slide 2:

<window>.postMessage( JSON.stringify({ method: 'slide', args: [ 2 ] }), '*' );

postMessage Events

When reveal.js runs inside of an iframe it can optionally bubble all of its events to the parent. Bubbled events are stringified JSON with three fields: namespace, eventName and state. Here's how you subscribe to them from the parent window:

window.addEventListener( 'message', event => {
  var data = JSON.parse( event.data );
  if( data.namespace === 'reveal' && data.eventName === 'slidechanged' ) {
    // Slide changed, see data.state for slide number
} );

postMessage Callbacks

When you call any method via the postMessage API, reveal.js will dispatch a message with the return value. This is done so that you can call a getter method and see what the result is. Check out this example:

<revealWindow>.postMessage( JSON.stringify({ method: 'getTotalSlides' }), '*' );

window.addEventListener( 'message', event => {
  var data = JSON.parse( event.data );
  // `data.method`` is the method that we invoked
  if( data.namespace === 'reveal' && data.eventName === 'callback' && data.method === 'getTotalSlides' ) {
    data.result // = the total number of slides
} );

Turning postMessage on/off

This cross-window messaging can be toggled on or off using configuration flags. These are the default values.

  // ...

  // Exposes the reveal.js API through window.postMessage
  postMessage: true,

  // Dispatches all reveal.js events to the parent window through postMessage
  postMessageEvents: false


It's possible to write your slides using Markdown. To enable Markdown, add the data-markdown attribute to your <section> elements and wrap the contents in a <textarea data-template> like the example below. You'll also need to add the plugin/markdown/marked.js and plugin/markdown/markdown.js scripts (in that order) to your HTML file. Note: both these dependencies are already included in the default index.html.

This is based on data-markdown from Paul Irish modified to use marked to support GitHub Flavored Markdown. Sensitive to indentation (avoid mixing tabs and spaces) and line breaks (avoid consecutive breaks).

<section data-markdown>
  <textarea data-template>
    ## Page title

    A paragraph with some text and a [link](http://hakim.se).

External Markdown

You can write your content as a separate file and have reveal.js load it at runtime. Note the separator arguments which determine how slides are delimited in the external file: the data-separator attribute defines a regular expression for horizontal slides (defaults to ^\r?\n---\r?\n$, a newline-bounded horizontal rule) and data-separator-vertical defines vertical slides (disabled by default). The data-separator-notes attribute is a regular expression for specifying the beginning of the current slide's speaker notes (defaults to notes?:, so it will match both "note:" and "notes:"). The data-charset attribute is optional and specifies which charset to use when loading the external file.

When used locally, this feature requires that reveal.js runs from a local web server. The following example customises all available options:

<section data-markdown="example.md"
        Note that Windows uses `\r\n` instead of `\n` as its linefeed character.
        For a regex that supports all operating systems, use `\r?\n` instead of `\n`.

Element Attributes

Special syntax (through HTML comments) is available for adding attributes to Markdown elements. This is useful for fragments, amongst other things.

<section data-markdown>
  <script type="text/template">
    - Item 1 <!-- .element: class="fragment" data-fragment-index="2" -->
    - Item 2 <!-- .element: class="fragment" data-fragment-index="1" -->

Slide Attributes

Special syntax (through HTML comments) is available for adding attributes to the slide <section> elements generated by your Markdown.

<section data-markdown>
  <script type="text/template">
  <!-- .slide: data-background="#ff0000" -->
    Markdown content

Configuring marked

We use marked to parse Markdown. To customise marked's rendering, you can pass in options when configuring Reveal:

  // Options which are passed into marked
  // See https://marked.js.org/#/USING_ADVANCED.md#options
  markdown: {
    smartypants: true

PDF Export

Presentations can be exported to PDF via a special print stylesheet. This feature requires that you use Google Chrome or Chromium and to be serving the presentation from a web server. Here's an example of an exported presentation that's been uploaded to SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/hakimel/revealjs-300.

Separate pages for fragments

Fragments are printed on separate slides by default. Meaning if you have a slide with three fragment steps, it will generate three separate slides where the fragments appear incrementally.

If you prefer printing all fragments in their visible states on the same slide you can set the pdfSeparateFragments config option to false.

Page size

Export dimensions are inferred from the configured presentation size. Slides that are too tall to fit within a single page will expand onto multiple pages. You can limit how many pages a slide may expand onto using the pdfMaxPagesPerSlide config option, for example Reveal.configure({ pdfMaxPagesPerSlide: 1 }) ensures that no slide ever grows to more than one printed page.


  1. Open your presentation with print-pdf included in the query string i.e. http://localhost:8000/?print-pdf. You can test this with revealjs.com?print-pdf.
  1. Open the in-browser print dialog (CTRL/CMD+P).
  2. Change the Destination setting to Save as PDF.
  3. Change the Layout to Landscape.
  4. Change the Margins to None.
  5. Enable the Background graphics option.
  6. Click Save.

Chrome Print Settings

Alternatively you can use the decktape project.


The framework comes with a few different themes included:

  • black: Black background, white text, blue links (default theme)
  • white: White background, black text, blue links
  • league: Gray background, white text, blue links (default theme for reveal.js < 3.0.0)
  • beige: Beige background, dark text, brown links
  • sky: Blue background, thin dark text, blue links
  • night: Black background, thick white text, orange links
  • serif: Cappuccino background, gray text, brown links
  • simple: White background, black text, blue links
  • solarized: Cream-colored background, dark green text, blue links

Each theme is available as a separate stylesheet. To change theme you will need to replace black below with your desired theme name in index.html:

<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/theme/black.css" id="theme">

If you want to add a theme of your own see the instructions here: /css/theme/README.md.

All theme variables are exposed as CSS custom properties in the pseudo-class :root. See the list of exposed variables.

Speaker Notes

reveal.js comes with a speaker notes plugin which can be used to present per-slide notes in a separate browser window. The notes window also gives you a preview of the next upcoming slide so it may be helpful even if you haven't written any notes. Press the »S« key on your keyboard to open the notes window.

A speaker timer starts as soon as the speaker view is opened. You can reset it to 00:00:00 at any time by simply clicking/tapping on it.

Notes are defined by appending an <aside> element to a slide as seen below. You can add the data-markdown attribute to the aside element if you prefer writing notes using Markdown.

Alternatively you can add your notes in a data-notes attribute on the slide. Like <section data-notes="Something important"></section>.

When used locally, this feature requires that reveal.js runs from a local web server.

  <h2>Some Slide</h2>

  <aside class="notes">
    Oh hey, these are some notes. They'll be hidden in your presentation, but you can see them if you open the speaker notes window (hit »S« on your keyboard).

If you're using the external Markdown plugin, you can add notes with the help of a special delimiter:

<section data-markdown="example.md" data-separator="^\n\n\n" data-separator-vertical="^\n\n" data-separator-notes="^Note:"></section>

# Title
## Sub-title

Here is some content...

This will only display in the notes window.

Share and Print Speaker Notes

Notes are only visible to the speaker inside of the speaker view. If you wish to share your notes with others you can initialize reveal.js with the showNotes configuration value set to true. Notes will appear along the bottom of the presentations.

When showNotes is enabled notes are also included when you export to PDF. By default, notes are printed in a box on top of the slide. If you'd rather print them on a separate page, after the slide, set showNotes: "separate-page".

Speaker notes clock and timers

The speaker notes window will also show:

  • Time elapsed since the beginning of the presentation. If you hover the mouse above this section, a timer reset button will appear.
  • Current wall-clock time
  • (Optionally) a pacing timer which indicates whether the current pace of the presentation is on track for the right timing (shown in green), and if not, whether the presenter should speed up (shown in red) or has the luxury of slowing down (blue).

The pacing timer can be enabled by configuring the defaultTiming parameter in the Reveal configuration block, which specifies the number of seconds per slide. 120 can be a reasonable rule of thumb. Alternatively, you can enable the timer by setting totalTime, which sets the total length of your presentation (also in seconds). If both values are specified, totalTime wins and defaultTiming is ignored. Regardless of the baseline timing method, timings can also be given per slide <section> by setting the data-timing attribute (again, in seconds).

Server Side Speaker Notes

In some cases it can be desirable to run notes on a separate device from the one you're presenting on. The Node.js-based notes plugin lets you do this using the same note definitions as its client side counterpart. See https://github.com/reveal/notes-server.


The multiplex plugin allows your audience to follow the slides of the presentation you are controlling on their own phone, tablet or laptop. As of 4.0.0 this plugin has moved to its own repo at https://github.com/reveal/multiplex.


If you want to display math equations in your presentation you can easily do so by including this plugin. The plugin is a very thin wrapper around the MathJax library. To use it you'll need to include it as a reveal.js dependency, find our more about dependencies here.

The plugin defaults to using LaTeX but that can be adjusted through the math configuration object. Note that MathJax is loaded from a remote server. If you want to use it offline you'll need to download a copy of the library and adjust the mathjax configuration value.

Below is an example of how the plugin can be configured. If you don't intend to change these values you do not need to include the math config object at all.

  // other options ...

  math: {
    mathjax: 'https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/mathjax/2.7.0/MathJax.js',
    config: 'TeX-AMS_HTML-full', // See http://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/config-files.html
    // pass other options into `MathJax.Hub.Config()`
    TeX: { Macros: { RR: "{\\bf R}" } }

  dependencies: [
    { src: 'plugin/math/math.js', async: true }

Read MathJax's documentation if you need HTTPS delivery or serving of specific versions for stability.

MathJax in Markdown

If you want to include math inside of a presentation written in Markdown you need to wrap the formula in backticks. This prevents syntax conflicts between LaTeX and Markdown. For example:

`$$ J(\theta_0,\theta_1) = \sum_{i=0} $$`


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