The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs
Posted Sep 23, 2004 16:42 UTC (Thu) by job
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to presentation programs
Count me as another happy LaTeX-user. It's a shame that you don't include
what I believe to be the standard tool for making presentations (at least
in the academic world). There are several packages to choose from which
will give you the freaky faded backgrounds, overlays, and other things
that are legio in the presentation field.
I have also used HTML + CSS with a web browser in full screen mode. It's
good, but I think the PDF output of LaTeX is much nicer to look at.
Especially when the type is so freakishly large, the font quality becomes
very important. Seeing the font spacing in OOo and Powerpoint makes me
want to cry. Using the Postscript fonts with LaTeX is so much better.
Plus you can publish the PDF on the web later.
Sometimes I have converted the PDFs to a directory of PNGs with gs,
because the image slideshow programs are a bit better than the PDF
viewers, and can crossfade nicely between them.
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