[OS X TeX] two column slides with prosper

John Maindonald john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
Sun Aug 15 04:01:36 EDT 2004

The great advantage with pdfscreen is that. for
the most part, all that is necessary is to break
the latex code up between
\begin{slide} and \end{slide} chunks.

One point that I could not find mentioned in the
(very brief) pdfscreen documentation is that, to
use pdf graphics, at least with color, it is necessary
to invoke the package(s) colortbl and maybe xspace.

Does anyone who has had experience of both
packages have any good reason to prefer prosper
over pdfscreen?

John Maindonald             email: john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
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> Subject: Re: [OS X TeX] two column slides with prosper
> From: "Kannan Moudgalya" <kannan at iitb.ac.in>
> Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 21:09:15 +0530 (IST)
> I use pdfscreen, not texpower.  But I have also encountered a similar
> problem.  One possible reason is that the two minipages are too large 
> to
> be accommodated side by side.  I have two suggestions to make: (1) Make
> the width of the slide as a fraction of textwidth, not an absolute 
> value
> (2) Use a hfill between the two pages - this may not be important, but
> helps position the minipages nicely.  Thus I separate the first and the
> second minipages with the following two statements:
> \end{minipage} \hfill
> \begin{minipage}[t]{0.45\textwidth}

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