# Latex Pictures

1. May 6, 2005

### Lonewolf

I have to give a presentation and would really like some decent looking formulas to put in PowerPoint. Anybody know if it's possible to get LaTeX to output an image file? Thanks.

2. May 6, 2005

### Dr Transport

Try PDFLaTeX. I know that you can use gnuplot to do LaTeX then export.

3. May 6, 2005

### The Rev

You could also do your formulas on PF, then take a screen shot and incorporate it into your powerpoint presentation.

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The Rev

4. May 6, 2005

### snoble

There's a free program called tex2gif (you should be able to google it) which I've never used but seems to do what you want.

If I may I'd like to offer an alternative. Have you checked out the prosper package for latex? It is a latex package designed for making slide shows. When you're done it just outputs a pdf but it is pretty cool the stuff you can do with it. It may not have all the frills of powerpoint but you can make slides appear part way at a time, or have parts change. Any time I'm doing a talk these days and I need slides I do it with prosper. It's really nice just doing everything in latex instead of mixing and mathching.

5. May 6, 2005

### Lonewolf

I found text2gif online, so that should be ok. The presentation's already written apart from the formulas, but I'll definitely give prosper a go next time. Got plenty more presentations to practice on. Thanks for the tips!

6. May 7, 2005

### matt grime

you may also benefit from slitex and its derivatives. (who'd ever use power point?)

7. May 9, 2005

### Lonewolf

I know what you mean, preparing the slides on it was awful, and the effort it took doesn't reflect the quality of presentation. Oh well, we live and learn I suppose.