Some advantages of powerdot (was Re: [OS X TeX] powerdot and pdftex)

Franck Pastor pastor at
Thu Sep 22 15:50:08 CEST 2005

Le 22-sept.-05 à 15:24, Luis Sequeira a écrit :
> I don't know beamer all that well but, when I first looked at it,  
> it seemed that it did things better than prosper; but not only it  
> does not depend on pstricks, it seemed to be *incompatible* with  
> pstricks. This was a deal breaker for me, because I love pstricks  
> and have douzains of drawings done with it.
> I could be proved wrong, but the fact I was told that I had to  
> forego pstricks and learn a different package (pgf). Since I  
> already had so much work done in prosper and pstricks, it didn't  
> make sense *to me* to invest a lot of time and effort on beamer.
> It is always good to have choices. If beamer works best for your  
> needs, that's great. I honestly can't compare beamer to powerdot in  
> detail, since I had just a  brief acquaintance with beamer; but I  
> get the impression that, overall, they're pretty similar (the  
> pstricks question notwithstanding).
> For me, powerdot allowed me to "upgrade" from prosper with minimal  
> effort (as I said in another posting, I converted a lot of files in  
> an automated way) and keep working (now, better than before).
> All I can say, then, is that I'm very pleased with powerdot.
> Luis Sequeira

Well, as for me, I don't know Prosper or Powerdot at all, and I don't  
use pstricks, but the documentation of Beamer mentions only that  
"pstricks does not work with pdflatex", not that pstricks does not  
work with Beamer. As Beamer works quite well with latex+dvips, maybe  
you should give it a try...------------------------- Info --------------------------
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