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Re: Slide presentation examples (v6)

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg77575] Re: Slide presentation examples (v6)
  • From: Szabolcs <szhorvat at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 07:31:08 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Bergen
  • References: <f4la95$93l$1@smc.vnet.net>

grenander at gmail.com wrote:
> For presentations, I currently use LaTeX and the class Beamer. The
> output is a PDF I can page through using forward and back keys on a
> pointer. The presentations contain mostly figures, some formulas and
> text. I would like to add animation, sounds, Manipulate[]-able
> figures. I would like to do this entirely in Mathematica and in the
> notebook interface rather than a PDF.

To be honest, I have never used the presentation facilities in 
Mathematica, but it seems that with Mathematica 6 it is very easy to 
create slide shows.  Here are the basic steps to get started:

1. File -> New -> Slide Show

2. Edit the cells, create content

3. Format -> Screen Environment -> Slide Show

4. Press F12 to go to fullscreen.

You are probably interested in how formatting is done, but I am not good 
with style sheets, so I cannot help you with them ...

Global magnification can be set at the bottom of the notebook window (a 
little up-arrow next to "100%").

> Apparently all the presentations at the Mathematica conferences are
> done in Mathematica. Maybe that would be a good place to look. Are any
> old presentations available online? 

Of course. Just search library.wolfram.com

http://library.wolfram.com/infocenter/Conferences/

Szabolcs


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