January 11, 2006
Putting arcane symbols into Powerpoint presentations
I've just written up the Idiot's Guide to Using Tex with Powerpoint. Here it is (it's only one sentence long):
Download this, find the symbol you want, and copy and paste it into your presentation.
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There are slide packages you can use within any .tex distribution, and if you're on a mac, you can use the Latex Equation editor (http://evolve.lse.ac.uk/software/EquationEditor/). If you're on Linux there's a clone of this software here (http://rlehy.free.fr/), and assuming you are pc-bound, then it seems, unfortunately, like you're stuck with TexPoint.
Posted by: Stephen Kinsella at January 11, 2006 11:49 AM
My first thought was the same as Stephen's, why not just make the slides right in Tex, and generate a PDF? Unfortunately, some conference organizers and session chairs are so dumb that they will only accept Powerpoint files.
And if you give your talk off a pdf, you can't use all those cool transitions and special effects that everyone likes to use nowadays.
Posted by: John S. at January 13, 2006 06:33 AM
Actually you can use transitions in pdf presentations. In Acrobat, choose 'Preferences' from the 'Edit' menu, then click on 'Full Screen' and there's a box where you can set up all sorts of transitions. I don't know about the 'coolness' of these vis-a-vis PowerPoint (some are exactly the same), but I've used this in various talks with no problem. Nothing beyond Acrobat Reader is required on the projecting end either.
Posted by: Peter Summers at January 13, 2006 08:04 AM
http://www.thp.uni-koeln.de/~ang/texpoint/index.html has texpoint for mac.
Posted by: ringer at January 15, 2006 02:36 PM