[OS X TeX] Re: Keynote/Beamer (was LaTeXiT & Keynote)

Chabot Denis chabotd at globetrotter.net
Sun Sep 30 09:22:10 EDT 2007


How much of the difference in size might be due to the fact that  
Keynote uses tiff for background? I doubt Beamer does this. And  
because I made a few of my own backgrounds in the days when I used  
PowerPoint, i know that program used vector objects.

Maybe one can make backgrounds with vector objects in Keynote? I  
don't know if Keynote will translate them to tiff or not. And I  
suppose having to kiss goodbye to the themes provided with Keynote  
makes that app less attractive.


Le 07-09-29 à 20:00, TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List a écrit :

> On Sep 28, 2007, at 2:15 PM, Martin Costabel wrote:
>> Themis Matsoukas wrote:
>> []
>>> On a side issue, as much as I like Keynote for the sleek looks, it
>>> generates enormous files. I recently gave two talks, one in
>>> Keynote, one in beamer. The Keynote file size was 5.2 MB, the
>>> beamer file only 0.7 MB. Granted, these were two different
>>> subjects but still of similar quantity in math and graphics. I
>>> find it hard to justify the gargantuanism of Keynote.
>> You might want to keep this message, so that you can show it in a
>> few years: "Do you remember the good old times when a 5MB file was
>> considered enormous"? :-) 5MB correspond to about 3 seconds of
>> compressed video. My last Keynote talk was over 500MB, because it
>> had some movie clips in it.
> I know what you mean. With hard disk capacities of 100-500 MB, 5 MB
> isn't really an issue. And in 5 years we'll probably run latex on
> iPhones. Yet, my point about size is relative, namely, what keynote
> makes versus what beamer does. On my new iMac with a 2.8 GHz
> processor, 5 MB keynote files are fine. But on my 3 year-old G4
> laptop, performance takes a good hit --for no good reason, as far as
> I can tell.

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