[texhax] New to presentations (PDF), what to use?

Hubert Lam hubert at lamfamily.info
Mon Mar 19 07:44:18 CET 2012

I personally prefer powerdot as it's PSTricks friendly.

Unfortunately the downside to powerdot is that it bloats quite quickly when transitions are included. 

That's where Acrobat's Save as Optimised PDF function works well. It almost always manages to squish the file down as ghostscript is terrible with managing file sizes :p

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From: texhax-bounces at tug.org [mailto:texhax-bounces at tug.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Schneider
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2012 3:41 PM
To: Gordon Haverland
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Subject: Re: [texhax] New to presentations (PDF), what to use?

> If a person is gonig to make presentations in PDF, what TeX based 
> package should a person use?  There seem to be lots out there.

I've been using powerdot.  I use a very simple slide format (just blue strips at the top and bottom, http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms/ftp/powerdot-zen.sty).  It works nicely with pstricks.  Generally I position the current point with

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