[OS X TeX] preferred tool for presentations

Christopher Menzel cmenzel at tamu.edu
Mon Dec 11 10:00:46 EST 2006

> If you want to move away from tex-based tools, you may try Keynote.  
> You can import latex math very easily by cut-and-paste from a pdf  
> file.

I'm surprised no one has recommended this yet.  Keynote is cheap,  
exceedingly easy to use, and makes terrific presentations.  Using  
TeXShop you can select  an equation from a PDF file and drag it  
directly into your presentation (great for preparing a presentation  
quickly from an existing paper) or use the excellent little app  
LaTeXiT to render LaTeX math code into a little PDF graphic that you  
can likewise drag into your presentation:


Either way, PDF equations so imported can be dynamically moved and  
resized.  Keynote also has a killer presentation mode.

As always, choice of apps is a matter of individual needs and  
sensibilities, but for my part, I've not found anything that can  
match the Keynote/TeXShop/LaTeXiT combination for preparing  

Chris Menzel

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