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Re: Kwork/Koffice -> LaTex Presentations


I agree that latex isn't a presentation program, but there are some addons 
available. There is the prosper package and the pdfscreen package. Both are 
made to be used with pdflatex and the output is a pdf-file that is optimized 
for screen/beamer presentation. All that's needed then is acroread to view 
those presentations. Of course the steep learning curve remains, but if you 
are already used to LaTeX for publications, then it's not a big step. Both 
prosper and pdfscreen are apt-gettable in SID and woody. They are worth a 
tryin my opinion.



On Monday 29 October 2001 20:57, Jens Benecke wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 02:36:01PM -0500, Bob Koss wrote:
> > Would TeX (LaTeX) be a suitable replacement for PowerPoint?
> Depends.
> If you want presentation with animations, 100 different fonts, etc. then
> the answer is no. Use StarOffice.
> However: LaTeX is _not_ a presentation program. It's a text processor. (Not
> even a 'word processor'.). It focuses on the text structure, easily
> readable layout, and not WYSIWYG. LaTeX is a WYMIWYG (what you mean is what
> you get) type of program, you don't have to know anything about layout, DTP
> or whatever to be able to produce perfectly layouted text.
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