[OS X TeX] preferred tool for presentations
Bruno Voisin
bvoisin at mac.com
Tue Dec 19 15:27:37 EST 2006
Le 19 déc. 06 à 19:51, Christopher Menzel a écrit :
> On Tue 19 Dec, at Tue 19 Dec 1:47 , Oliver Buerschaper wrote:
>
>>> 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:
>>
>> Actually I wouldn't recommend this combination at all if you need
>> to typeset anything but simple formulas!
>
> I completely concur. For all the reasons you mention, a
> presentation that is heavy with complicated math is very
> frustrating to compose with Keynote/LaTeXit; the *TeX presentation
> options are much more appropriate. I should have noted that I had
> presentations in mind that are heavy on text and light on the math
> -- one or, occasionally, two relatively simple equations per page,
> say.
I don't know what you exactly mean by light or heavy on maths. Here
is a talk I presented last week, prepared with the combination
Keynote + LaTeXiT:
<http://homepage.mac.com/bvoisin/.cv/bvoisin/Sites/.Public/
Présentation%20ISSF%206.pdf-zip.zip>
There are from one to three equations per slide, plus text and
images, and the equations aren't especially simple.
It was very straightforward to prepare with the Keynote/LaTeXiT
combination, pasting equations from presentations I'd made earlier,
changing the notations, content, formatting, etc., adding new
equations, editing all these equations in LaTeXiT.
Bruno Voisin
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