# [OS X TeX] Presentation

Kannan Moudgalya kannan at iitb.ac.in
Sat Jun 12 02:02:20 EDT 2004

```Thanks Joseph, for this information.  pdfscreen and ppower4 worked well
for me previously.  Now I wanted to explore texpower: I tried to give
dynamic effects to a old presentation created using pdfscreen, and I
failed.  The reason is that  in this presentation, I had used an
environment that creates minipage.  The command \pause of texpower only
works with vertical mode.  So I ended up giving the talk with slides that
did not have dynamic effects.  But the \pause command of ppower4 works
within the minipage environment also.  Given that I was short of time, I
should have stayed with ppower4.

> I have used texpower <http://texpower.sourceforge.net/> together with
> foiltex:
>
> \documentclass[a4paper,landscape]{foils}
> \usepackage{color}
> \usepackage{soul}
> \usepackage[display,coloremph,colorhighlight]{texpower}
>
> Foiltex gives me a very simple and effective control of the page
> layout, but has no tools for dynamic presentations, page transitions,
> and the like. For this I tried texpower, with moderately satisfactory
> results. It is very good at simple things, such as advancing from one
> paragraph to the next one, but if you want to play tricks with lists,
> math, etc... then 1) You have to think a lot, in tex programming way,
> and 2) the results are not always perfect, sometimes the text "tilts" a
> bit on the screen in the transitions.
>
> Next time I will try the beamer package
> <http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net/>. The documentation is one of the
> best I have ever seen, and the shown results are certainly impressive.
> Even without needing all its strength (automatically created
> hyperlinked tocs in side bars, etc.), I think the visual result will be
> superior.
>
> A site with lots of nicely organized information on presentation tools
> for TeX is <http://www.miwie.org/presentations/html/>.
>
> JMaF
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