Initialization

The most common reveal.js use case is to have a single presentation which covers the full viewport. As of 4.0 we also support running multiple presentations in parallel on the same page as well as including the library as an ES module.

If you only have a single presentation on the page we recommend initializing reveal.js using the global Reveal object. The Reveal.initialize method accepts one argument; a reveal.js config object.

<script src="dist/reveal.js"></script>
<script>
Reveal.initialize({ transition: 'none' });
</script>

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
} )

Multiple Presentations 4.0.0

To run multiple presentations side-by-side on the same page you can create instances of the Reveal class. The Reveal constructor accepts two arguments; the .reveal HTML element root of the presentation and an optional config object.

Note that you will also need to set the embedded config option to true. This flag makes the presentations size themselves according to their .reveal root element size, rather than the browser viewport.

By default reveal.js will capture all keyboard events in the document. For embedded presentations we recommend initializing with keyboardCondition: 'focused' so that keyboard events are only captured when the presentation has been focused by the viewer.

<div class="reveal deck1">...</div>
<div class="reveal deck2">...</div>

<script src="dist/reveal.js"></script>
<script>
let deck1 = new Reveal( document.querySelector( '.deck1' ), {
embedded: true,
keyboardCondition: 'focused' // only react to keys when focused
} );
deck1.initialize();

let deck2 = new Reveal( document.querySelector( '.deck2' ), {
embedded: true
} );
deck2.initialize();
</script>

ES Module 4.0.0

We provide two JavaScript bundles depending your use case. Our default presentation boilerplate uses dist/reveal.js which has broad cross browser support (ES5) and exposes Reveal to the global window (UMD).

The second bundle is dist/reveal.esm.js which makes it possible to import reveal.js as an ES module. This version can be used either directly in the browser with <script type="module"> or bundled in your own build process.

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

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

If you're installing reveal.js from npm and bundling it you should be able to use:

import Reveal from 'reveal.js';
Reveal.initialize();