[OS X TeX] Mac TeX with Powerpoint

Matthew Leingang leingang at math.harvard.edu
Wed Nov 28 06:32:36 EST 2007

For a pure TeX solution I second beamer; there are other TeX packages  
for creating presentations such as powerdot and texpower.

Some of my colleagues use a combination of TeXShop and Keynote  
(Apple's competitor to PowerPoint).  You can typeset material in (La) 
TeX using TeXShop, select and copy regions of the PDF in the that  
application's preview window, then paste into a Keynote slide.  The  
disadvantage is to update the slide you have to dig up the source  
code and revise it.

Although I've never used it, I think that LaTeXit [1] does this very  
thing in a smaller utility.


[1] http://ktd.club.fr/programmation/latexit_en.php

On Nov 28, 2007, at 5:12 AM, Alex Hamann wrote:

> I am not an expert but what you probably want is to create a  
> presentation in pdf output. Creating a ppt document with TeX is -  
> as far as I know - not possible (and actually quite pointless in my  
> opinion).
> Have a look at the beamer package. This is a powerful tool for  
> creating nice presentations.
> Am 28.11.2007 um 05:58 schrieb David Kaplan:
>> Greetings,
>> Does anyone have a recommendation for how to create Powerpoint  
>> slides with MacOS TeX.  Is there any particular Powerpoint addon  
>> that might be useful?

Matthew Leingang
Preceptor in Mathematics
Harvard University


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