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Beamer (Latex)

Beamer (Latex)

Posted May 8, 2010 18:56 UTC (Sat) by njs (guest, #40338)
In reply to: Beamer (Latex) by tnoo
Parent article: An early look at Glide

Beamer is awesome, but really designed for bullet-point/text heavy presentations with the occasional canned graphic thrown in (text is what latex does, after all). I can't stand it myself, because my slides always end up being driven by the visual layout of elements, so I need a direct manipulation interface to lay them out.

If only inkscape were a presentation program -- with the right extensions it does excellent formulas too :-/

(There are some hacky tools to use inkscape as if it were a presentation program, but they're hacky.)

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Beamer (Latex)

Posted May 8, 2010 22:31 UTC (Sat) by paulj (subscriber, #341) [Link]

OpenOffice's MathML is latexy, and presumably you can either use MathML directly in impress, if not you definitely should be able to paste them in via OOs internal "OLE". ??

Beamer (Latex)

Posted May 10, 2010 6:15 UTC (Mon) by njs (guest, #40338) [Link]

I'm not sure what you mean by "latexy". The two things that would be needed are 1) you can enter equations in latex syntax or something similarly convenient, 2) tex-quality rendering. MathML guarantees neither, and I really doubt OO can do either (or anything even in the same ballpark), but I'd be happy to be proved wrong.

I do have a little script for converting a file full of latex equations into PNGs that I use when using Impress. It works okay. But I'm not really fond of Impress for all sorts of other reasons too.

Beamer (Latex)

Posted May 10, 2010 12:42 UTC (Mon) by Auders (guest, #53318) [Link]

I think he's referring to OpenOffice's equation editor, which uses MathML as it's internal representation. It meets both of your criteria: A somewhat LaTeXy syntax and ok looking formulae.

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