[texhax] Slides -> Poster

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Mar 6 19:17:31 CET 2007


I've not tried it, but it should be easy to get something out by writing
a very small latex file that uses:

pdfpages      to put all the pages on a singlepage 


esopic        to do something with the background (see the examples)

If you're not fussy about the background (or you can redo your slides to
already have that background), then the short route is to use pdfnup,
which is part of pdfjam. This is built on top of pdfpages, so you only
gain ease of use.

One good thing about this is that since it does everything directly with
the pdf's, the fonts and vector graphics all scale fine. Thus you can
either specify your papersize directly or just put it on an A4 size and
then let Acroread scale it up to A0 on printing.

Not a completely tested solution, but it should all work in theory.



On Tue, 2007-03-06 at 09:31 -0800, Ricardo Lima wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope that you can give me some feedback about creating a poster from
> slides.
> This is the situation:
> 1- I created a set of slides with latex and prosper
> 2- I have the slides available in .ps  and .pdf
> 3- I would like to create a poster (a0) based on the montage of the
> slides I have produced. Is that possible? Is there any automatic way
> of doing this?
> 4- What is the best approach:
> 4.1- use montage to put all slides in one a0 poster
> 4.1.1- use psnup
> 4.2- use a0poster dc and just copy the information from my latex
> prosper file to a0poster file
> 4.3- use other software 
> 5- I want a background color
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Ricardo
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