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With the import function, a structured Markdown file from any other app can be converted into slides in Presenter. Add a few visuals, and your speech is almost done.

To import a .md or .txt file, from iA Writer or any text editor:

Importing options are selected by default to create your presentation faster, you are free to unselect them.

Convert Markdown To Slides

Presenter will use the structure of your text to cut down the content from your .md file into slides. For example, a new slide will be created each time a title such as # Heading1 or ## Heading2 is recognized .

Convert Paragraphs Into Speaker Notes

As explained in our app tutorial: “Regular text paragraphs are not visible to your audience. This is by design. Body text is your script.” Thus, paragraphs are converted automatically into Speaker Notes.

Import Local Images Into .iapresenter File

Local images included in a .md or .txt file are automatically added to the .iapresenter file during import. If Presenter is not allowed to access these images directly, a pop up window will ask you to open those files. Note that the images have to be added with the usual Markdown syntax ![alt text](image.png). Images added with Content blocks are not yet supported.

The original .md file in iA Writer. A text with titles and paragraphs.

The same .md file turned automatically into slides and Speaker Notes after the import in Presenter.



The first interface you see when opening the app, and where you write your content.

The Inspector

A 3-in-1 Inspector panel to help you format and design your presentation.

The Thumbnails

Preview, reorder, duplicate or delete your slides.

Text and Lists

Body text and lists are not visible by design. Here is why, and how to show them to your audience if needed.


Turn an existing Markdown text into a presentation in seconds.


Navigate the app more efficiently by learning the shortcuts available in Presenter.