[OS X TeX] Full Screen PDF presentation?

Patrick Coskren pcoskren at mac.com
Sun Nov 24 22:27:02 EST 2002

On Sunday, November 24, 2002, at 10:04 PM, Tom Kornack wrote:

> Hi folks:
> I write all my presentations using pdftex in TeXShop. I currently use 
> Acrobat reader to display the pdfs in a presentation mode - filling 
> the screen and navigating with the arrow keys. Whereas Acrobat Reader 
> renders text using antialiasing, it does not render embedded vector 
> artwork using the same beautiful antialiasing. I notice, however, that 
> Apple's pdf rendering engine provides much better output and does 
> antialias my included pdf graphs, etc. Does anyone know of a simple 
> presentation program that would display my pdfs full screen using 
> Apple's pdf rendering? Could this be a feature of TeXShop?

In Acrobat 5.0.5 Reader, go to Preferences, select the Display item on 
the left, and click the "Smooth Line Art" checkbox.  Works like a 
charm, but it doesn't seem to be enabled by default (at least not on my 

If I can change the topic slightly, I have to present a paper (not my 
own) shortly, and was going to take the same approach you describe.  (I 
can't *stand* PowerPoint.  Possibly the worst font rendering I've ever 
seen in a modern app.)  Could you list what packages you're using to 
produce your presentation?   It has a nice, clean look to it: just what 
I'm going for.

Many thanks,

Patrick Coskren
Ph.D. student
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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