[Mac OS X TeX] Quartz and OS 10.1.1

Gerben Wierda sherlock at rna.nl
Mon Nov 26 10:09:07 EST 2001


On Sunday, November 25, 2001, at 11:40 , Michael Murray wrote:

> Thanks Gerben,
>
> Are the transitions available in 5 documented anywhere ?  I guess
> I could make a document with all possible transitions in it
> and try :-)

That is the way to go if you ask me.

One extra item of interest. Page duration works, but only if you set the
page duration in Acrobat preferences to something non-zero.
The maximum allowed in the Acrobat preferences is 60 seconds. Then, for
instance with TexPower, you can set them from inside your document to a
larger value, however that is also bound to a maximum since AR 4. If you
set it to something above 546 it does not work (how Adobe ever concocted
this mess and never repaired it escapes me. It must have something to do
with the granularity of page duration and the size of the value (if it
is 16 bits, it is 8.3ms, or three ticks for 25ms) but it is stupid
nonetheless.)

So, the beginning of my presentation for the NLUUG a couple of weeks
looks like this:

\begin{document}
\pageDuration{546}

and then later, when I want to speed it up by speedily building a piece
of text step by step:

\pageDuration{0.2}

The tex source (using texpower, pdfscreen and pdfTeX) and the PDF can be
found at: ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/comp/macosx/tex-gs/nluug2001nj/

G

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