[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:


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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