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Leon September 12, 2005 06:53

Package for presentations
I write articles and reports using LaTeX2e. But LaTeX cannot create "beautiful" presentations which we can see now at scientific conferences. What package is the most suitable for creation of modern presentations (with mathematical formulas, i.e. need compatibility with LaTeX)?

CFD dude September 12, 2005 08:48

Re: Package for presentations
Nearly everyone I see at conferences uses Powerpoint. You can create equations/formulas with an equation editor such as MathType.

ramp September 12, 2005 10:01

Re: Package for presentations
Its possible to create the presentation like MS power-point using LaTex.... use the following

\documentclass[ps,final,contemporain,slideColor,colorBG,accumulat e,nototal]{prosper}

You might need to install the 'prosper' inside your LaTex installation... Try googling... you will get a lot of info abt the same.......

Cheers, ramp

Jf September 12, 2005 10:18

Re: Package for presentations
I use the foiltex package for presentation (a pdflatex package). I also heard that Beamer was quite good. Try googling these two things.

Praveen. C September 12, 2005 23:55

Re: Package for presentations
Here are some nice softwares:

OpenOffice: Very good alternative to MS Word. You can use Equation Editor to produce TeX quality equations and insert them into OpenOffice documents by drag and drop.

Texmacs: An excellent WYSIWYG editor which produces TeX quality equations.

MagicPoint: A very simple but effective presentation tool. You can call LaTeX to produce equations.

Fabian September 13, 2005 07:44

Re: Package for presentations

you should take a look at 'beamer'.


Harish September 14, 2005 08:38

Re: Package for presentations
I use Latex with foiltex package for making presentations.I can mail you my sty file and a sample presentation which I made.


aurel September 22, 2005 03:47

Re: Package for presentations
I have gone through the presentation packages for latex (foiltex,pdfscreen,pdfslide,seminar,slides,texpowe r,prosper) some time ago, but I have found a beamer the best one. It comes with pgf and xcolor packageges also. Check the following side:


Leon September 22, 2005 05:52

Re: Package for presentations
Thanks a lot for replies. I'll try beamer et al. It is also interesting is "Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional" applied for scientific presentations (with math equations)?

aurel October 3, 2005 03:00

Re: Package for presentations
mathematical symbols makes no problem for beamer. The resulting equations could be viewed even with Adobe Reader 4. Actually, videos could be used with beamer package, but I have never used them.

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