I'm mystified - what is the 'correct' proceedure for getting nice, LaTeX-typset equations into a slideshow (in this case, OpenOffice Impress)? This is what I've been doing: TeX --> DVI --> PS --> GIMP --> copy & paste --> ooffice (as bmp) It looks great, but I'm sure there's a way to save the effort?
You can use dvipng or dvigif to convert it directly to a image. Of course I'm on a linux machine, so I don't know if you have these. The other option is to use the built-in math typesetting stuff in Openoffice. Personally, I don't even bother with OO Impress. I just go from latex->pdf and that's my presentation. I use Texmacs as the frontend. [edit] Here is dvipng for all platforms: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvipng/
Hurray! dvipng -D 1000 -T tight filename.tex Problems solved! The built-in equation editor isn't flexible enough - hence LaTeX. Just making a PDF presentation is a very good idea, though not for this particular talk.