# [OS X TeX] preferred tool for presentations

Antoine Gautier antoine.gautier at fsa.ulaval.ca
Mon Dec 11 10:05:12 EST 2006

On 11 déc. 06, at 03:31, Friedrich Vosberg wrote:

> Morning.
>
> Which tool would you suggest for making presentations? I've never
> before made a presentation, because most presentations are very
> boring and so I gave my lectures without slides. But now I have to
> make a presentation with slides, and there is no way to avoid it.
>
> I took a look at beamer. But it seems a mighty package, not for
> make quickly and dirty a presentation in a few hours.
>
> What would you suggest? I heard about powerdot.

I never found that getting into Beamer was that straightforward. For
a quick and not so dirty solution (and if you do not need fancy
stuff) you can have a look at

http://www.maths.monash.edu.au/~leo/examples/pdfseminar/

Just change a few lines at the beginning of an {article} and see what
happens. The manual recommends :

> \documentclass[a4paper,17pt]{extarticle}
>
> \usepackage[screen]{pdfseminar}
>
> \begin{screen}
>   \sloppy
>   \color{TextYellow}
>   \backgroundcolor{PaleBlue}
>   \screensize{16cm}{21cm}{1.6cm}{1.6cm}{1.6cm}{1.6cm}
> \end{screen}
>
> \begin{document}
> etc...

Regards,

Antoine

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