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Slidev is fully customizable, from styling to tooling configurations. It allows you to configure the tools underneath (Vite, UnoCSS, Monaco, etc.)

Frontmatter Configures

You can configure Slidev in the frontmatter of your first slide, the following shows the default value for each option.

# theme id or package name
# Learn more:
theme: default
# title of your slide, will auto infer from the first header if not specified
title: Slidev
# titleTemplate for the webpage, `%s` will be replaced by the page's title
titleTemplate: '%s - Slidev'
# information for your slides, can be a markdown string.
info: false
# author field for exported PDF or PPTX
author: Your Name Here
# keywords field for exported PDF, comma-delimited.
keywords: keyword1,keyword2

# enable presenter mode, can be boolean, 'dev' or 'build'
presenter: true
# enabled pdf downloading in SPA build, can also be a custom url
download: false
# filename of the export file
exportFilename: slidev-exported
# export options
# use export CLI options in camelCase format
# Learn more:
  format: pdf
  timeout: 30000
  dark: false
  withClicks: false
  withToc: false
# syntax highlighter, can be 'prism', 'shiki'
highlighter: shiki
# enable twoslash, can be boolean, 'dev' or 'build'
twoslash: true
# show line numbers in code blocks
lineNumbers: false
# enable monaco editor, can be boolean, 'dev' or 'build'
monaco: true
# Where to load monaco types from, can be 'cdn', 'local' or 'none'
monacoTypesSource: local
# explicitly specify extra local packages to import the types for
monacoTypesAdditionalPackages: []
# explicitly specify extra local modules as dependency of monaco runnable
monacoRunAdditionalDeps: []
# download remote assets in local using vite-plugin-remote-assets, can be boolean, 'dev' or 'build'
remoteAssets: false
# controls whether texts in slides are selectable
selectable: true
# enable slide recording, can be boolean, 'dev' or 'build'
record: dev
# enable Slidev's context menu, can be boolean, 'dev' or 'build'
contextMenu: true

# force color schema for the slides, can be 'auto', 'light', or 'dark'
colorSchema: auto
# router mode for vue-router, can be "history" or "hash"
routerMode: history
# aspect ratio for the slides
aspectRatio: 16/9
# real width of the canvas, unit in px
canvasWidth: 980
# used for theme customization, will inject root styles as `--slidev-theme-x` for attribute `x`
  primary: '#5d8392'

# favicon, can be a local file path or URL
favicon: ''
# URL of PlantUML server used to render diagrams
plantUmlServer: ''
# fonts will be auto imported from Google fonts
# Learn more:
  sans: Roboto
  serif: Roboto Slab
  mono: Fira Code

# default frontmatter applies to all slides
  layout: default
  # ...

# drawing options
# Learn more:
  enabled: true
  persist: false
  presenterOnly: false
  syncAll: true

# HTML tag attributes
  dir: ltr
  lang: en

Check out the type definitions for more options.

Per slide configuration

In addition, every slide accepts the following configuration in the Frontmatter block:

  • clicks (number): Custom clicks count (learn more here).
  • clicksStart (number): Custom start clicks count.
  • disabled (boolean): Completely disable and hide the slide.
  • hide (boolean): The same as disabled.
  • hideInToc (boolean): Hide the slide for the <Toc> components (learn more here).
  • layout (string): Defines the layout component applied to the slide (learn more here and here).
  • level (number): Override the title level for the <TitleRenderer> and <Toc> components (only if title has also been declared, learn more here).
  • preload (boolean, default true): Preload the next slide (learn more here).
  • routeAlias (string): Create a route alias that can be used in the URL or with the <Link> component (learn more here).
  • src (string): Includes a markdown file (learn more here).
  • title (string): Override the title for the <TitleRenderer> and <Toc> components (learn more here).
  • transition (string | TransitionProps): Defines the transition between the slide and the next one (learn more here).
  • zoom (number): Custom zoom scale. Useful for slides with a lot of content.
  • dragPos (Record<string,string>): Used as positions of draggable elements (learn more here.

Directory Structure

Slidev uses directory structure conventions to minimalize the configuration surface and make extensions in functionality flexible and intuitive.

Refer to the Directory Structure section.

Config Tools

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