[OS X TeX] Presentation

Josep M.Font jmfont at inicia.es
Wed Jun 9 20:09:45 CEST 2004

El 09 jun 2004, a las 17:18, Kannan Moudgalya escribió:

> Has anyone used texpower to create presentations?  If so, can you 
> please
> share your experience?

I have used texpower <http://texpower.sourceforge.net/> together with 


Foiltex gives me a very simple and effective control of the page 
layout, but has no tools for dynamic presentations, page transitions, 
and the like. For this I tried texpower, with moderately satisfactory 
results. It is very good at simple things, such as advancing from one 
paragraph to the next one, but if you want to play tricks with lists, 
math, etc... then 1) You have to think a lot, in tex programming way, 
and 2) the results are not always perfect, sometimes the text "tilts" a 
bit on the screen in the transitions.

Next time I will try the beamer package 
<http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net/>. The documentation is one of the 
best I have ever seen, and the shown results are certainly impressive. 
Even without needing all its strength (automatically created 
hyperlinked tocs in side bars, etc.), I think the visual result will be 

A site with lots of nicely organized information on presentation tools 
for TeX is <http://www.miwie.org/presentations/html/>.


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