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LaTex in presentations (transparencies, etc)

  1. Feb 18, 2007 #1


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    I was wondering if anyone knows a good (free) package to create overhead transparencies using LaTex. Currently, I'm using the "foils" documentclass, however it's got a few downpoints (the main one being that I can't change the font size of text, or make it bold etc, without switching to math mode), so I wonder if anyone knows a better package.

    Alternatively, does anyone know how to link LaTex equations into Powerpoint (although this may be a more difficult skill to master in a few days!)

    Either way, any help will be much appreciated!
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  3. Feb 18, 2007 #2


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    You could try the slides documentclass.
    http://amath.colorado.edu/documentation/LaTeX/reference/slides/ [Broken]

    Or maybe the prosper class if it's computer displayed
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  4. Feb 18, 2007 #3
    I am using the beamer package, and find it very convenient. You could also play the game of producing images (like gif) of your equations and plot them into powerpoint...
  5. Feb 18, 2007 #4


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    Ok, thanks guys. I'm playing about with the slides documentclass, however still can't find a way to make text bold, or italic! I've tried the commands \bf, \textbold; they get accepted when I execute, but don't show up bold. Do you know if I need an add-on or something?
  6. Feb 18, 2007 #5
    Sounds like you have it working. I was going to suggest going to my wiki & making a sandbox...
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