[OS X TeX] ***JUNK MAIL*** Re: Beamer-Template - navigation in PDFs

Michael Sharpe msharpe at ucsd.edu
Mon May 25 20:56:22 CEST 2015

> On May 24, 2015, at 2:28 PM, Vamos, Peter <P.Vamos at exeter.ac.uk> wrote:
> I had, an admittedly very brief, look at home page of this. All the features (and more) are in Keynote. The author writes that he doesn’t want to use Keynote because he writes in LaTeX and Beamer. So do I. I then just paste the pdf of each slide into a slide in Keynote. If I need certain elements to appear/reveal then I just cut and paste these elements one-by-one and use the richer Keynote build commands. The only thing I sometimes write in Keynote is the Title page: big fonts. Of course keynote also handles presenter notes, another feature advertised in this Présentation app.

It's worth mentioning Melissa O'Neill's PDF to Keynote.app, which automates the conversion to Keynote, centering and scaling as necessary to fit the specified frame shape in addition to other options. The app is available from


I wrote a small applescript macro for TeXShop's Macros menu that runs the app on the pdf file of the front document. It is available from


as PDFtoKeynote.zip.


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