[pdftex] portrait slides with fancyhdr and pdflandscape

Steffen Neumann sneumann at TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
Sun Jun 1 17:13:37 CEST 2003


We have a local package (a hack, so far...) 
that does corp. identity conforming slides.
It works both with pdflatex and latex->ps2pdf,
and besides screen presentations it should also handle
"Plastic" transparencies. I'd like to be able to mix portrait 
and landscape slides (portrait will look foolish 
on a beamer, but that's the users problem).

Our package is based on foiltex, has header & footer using 
fancyhdr and uses ppower4(pdf) or pstricks (dvips) 
to create a nice background.

I tried several things:
   - \rotatefoilhead{} won't work because foils.cls only knows
     about rotating if the output device is ps
   - pdflandscape by Heiko works halvway,
     it does rotate the text, but not the background 
     if using latex->ps2pdf,
     and it rotates the background but not the text 
     if using pdflatex. 

=> Question1: First I'd like to get consistent behaviour 
   with pdflandscape and the other packages 
   between latex->ps2pdf and pdflatex ?

=> Question2: How do I get the desired behaviour 
   with *both* headings and body rotated ?

=> Is there something I overlooked,
   like a patch to foils that works with pdftex ?

Thanks in advance,

This is a test case, 



\begin{slide}{first Landscape}

\begin{slide}{then everything Portrait}

\begin{slide}{only body Portrait}


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