[OS X TeX] Displaying a LaTeX beamer presentation

S P Suresh spsuresh at cmi.ac.in
Thu Oct 26 08:34:11 CEST 2006

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On 26-Oct-06, at 4:30 AM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:

> Maarten Sneep wrote:
>> On 26-okt-2006, at 0:35, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>>> GIven that Preview.app has its limitations, what do people use to  
>>> display beamer-type presentations? Acrobat? I have heard that  
>>> Acrobat installation is rather imperialistic, in that it installs  
>>> and setups all kind of things to use Acrobat which is then hard  
>>> to get rid of. But I do not recall the specifics.
>> It will install a plugin & framework into Safari (right into the  
>> application), but I think they improved their attitude, and are  
>> behaving themselves now (but wait for confirmation). If you never  
>> run the reader as an admin user, you can prevent a lot of trouble,  
>> but be sure to disable the pdf plugin.
>> There is my presenter tool, but I don't use it myself (now  
>> _that's_ an endorsement!). Hyperlinks will not work.
>> Doesn't "Slideshow" in Preview help you?
>> Maarten
> Preview's slide show feature is a nuisance, though, because it has  
> its own set of slide show commands. I haven't figured out how to  
> work around them. They appear on the screen in front of the PDF.
Slideshow in Preview seems to work fine for me. (But my presentations  
don't have videos! Just text and mathematics, and the occasional  
image.) After entering the slideshow mode, if I just touch my  
trackpad, a set of icons appear, and I just click on 'Fit to Screen'  
to maximize the slides. It is true that the icons persist on the  
screen in front of the PDF. But if you click somewhere on the screen  
(other than where the icons appear), they disappear. Then you can use  
the spacebar to toggle between automatic slideshow and manual mode,  
and use rightarrow/leftarrow to go to the next/previous slide, and  
(as usual) Esc to get out of fullscreen mode.


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