Re: Using Mathematica to create slides

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124182] Re: Using Mathematica to create slides*From*: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>*Date*: Thu, 12 Jan 2012 04:16:55 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*Reply-to*: jfultz at wolfram.com

On Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:20:37 -0500 (EST), hyphz wrote: > Hi, > > I'm thinking of using Mathematica to create some slides for a > presentation on 3D graphics algorithms. I've found a lot of neat ways > of creating examples but I'm having a bit of trouble seeing how to lay > out the slides. In particular > > - How can I hide the Input cells with the Mathematica source code in > them? Double-click the cell bracket of the output cell. This will close the cell group, but close it around the output cell instead of the input cell. > - Can I have a cell that doesn't stretch all the way across the slide > horizontally? So that I can have some text and an example by the side > of it? The closest thing to doing what you want is to use Grid[] to create a two-column grid. For example: Grid[{{Text["Here's a graphic I created with Mathematica"], =09Plot[Sin[x],{x,0,2Pi}]}}] You could then use the trick above to hide the code. > - Can I have a cell that doesn't appear when the slide is first shown, > but which appears when the advance button is pressed? Something like > the multistage animations in PowerPoint? Yeah, this would be nice. What I do is to dupe the slides using copy/paste, then add the newly exposed content to the second copy of the slide. A feature to do this would be better, but this at least gets the trick done. > - Can I have any transition between slides other than a jump? No, sorry. > I'd be really grateful for any help with these. Thanks in advance. Hope my answers helped. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc.