[OS X TeX] Shadows of pdf in Keynote

François Chaplais francois.chaplais at ensmp.fr
Fri Apr 4 16:02:53 EDT 2008

I have just had my first experience of teaching a course using  
Keynote 4 ('08 version)

My personal taste, as a result of my own experience, is that a slide  
should have little text, even fewer maths (2 lines max). So I am a  
very happy user of LaTeXit with Keynote; I can choose the color of  
the LaTeXit output with the color picker to match the color of the  
usual text, and I can even use the same font using XeLaTeX+fontspec  
in LaTeXit. I have not used LinkBack for the moment, I am happy with  
the history of LaTeXit.

And, of course, drop shadows etc.. work nice. I have drag and drop  
the LaTeXit PDF into "intelligent compositions", which are useful if  
you you want to hilite several consequences of a result.  And I do  
basic graphic editing with Intaglio. For instance, I can combine a  
Matlab output with an equation from LatExIt into Intaglio, save the  
intaglio fine for further reference, and paste into keynote. Or, if I  
want to illustrate the iterates of a transform, I use an  
"intelligent" composition to display them one after the other...

And, yes, (in another presentation) I even copied/pasted tabular data  
(a benchmark) into a Keynote graphics, and, presto, Super glossy 3D  
chart to convince that my algorithms is more accurate, uses less CPU  
and makes coffee

Now, I'll grant you that I am not a TeXShop power user...

on "Tiger" 10.4.11

Le 4 avr. 08 à 19:15, Martin Costabel a écrit :
> Chris Goedde wrote:
> []
>> Keynote 3 is broken, though, it doesn't correctly recognize the  
>> cropping of pdf's done in Preview (don't know if that's different  
>> in Keynote 4).
> Copying from Preview to Keynote 4.0.3 is a catastrophe. It does not  
> paste the selected part of the page, but the whole page off-center  
> instead. This is terrible, because it is the most important feature  
> why I was using Keynote (and paid money for the new version). If  
> one cannot paste pdfs any more, and with transparent background,  
> the whole thing is worthless. Combine this with the fact that  
> Keynote crashes instead of starting on this machine here (a new  
> iMac with 10.5.2 preinstalled), unless I kill the "pboard" process  
> first, and I am really starting to get very angry at Apple. :-(
> -- 
> Martin
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