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This is the README file for the lecturer package.
Author: Paul Isambert.
E-mail: zappathustra AT free DOT fr
Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Date: July 2010.

Lecturer creates slides for onscreen presentation
with PDF features. It works with plain TeX, LaTeX,
ConTeXt MkII and unfortunately not ConTeXt MkIV
(though it seems you can still produce handouts).

It requires pdfTeX or LuaTeX. If anybody wants to write
anything that makes it work with XeTeX, be my guest.
The problem comes from the lack of pdfTeX's primitives.

Relevant information can be found in lecturer-doc.pdf.

The files in this distribution are:

<--- DOC --->
(Each entry is both a .tex and .pdf file. See the documentation
if you want to recompile the sources.)

Documentation:
  lecturer-doc
    ->  The documentation.
  LecturerDemo-VisualDoc
    -> A non-exhaustive documentation
       illustrating Lecturer's features.

Demonstrations (see lecturer-doc for comments):
  LecturerDemo-BeamerCambridgeUS
    -> A Beamer imitation.
  LecturerDemo-KitschScienceFiction 
    -> A silly video game.
  [universe.jpg
    -> A picture used in the previous
       presentation.]
  LecturerDemo-Mondrian
    -> A square- and primary-colors-based
       presentation.
  LecturerDemo-SquareOfAs
    -> A non-academic-looking presentation
       of some beautiful fonts.
  LecturerDemo-SimplePresentation
    -> A minimalist style.
  LecturerDemo-ThePoodleLectures
    -> Five very simple styles.


<--- TEX --->
Files to load Lecturer:
  lecturer.tex
    ->  For plain TeX, but used
        by the following two.
  t-lecturer.tex
    ->  For ConTeXt.
  lecturer.sty
    ->  For LaTeX.

Core files:
  ltr-areas.tex
  ltr-graphics.tex
  ltr-job.tex
  ltr-navigation.tex
  ltr-slide.tex
  ltr-steps.tex
  
Licensing of this package is covered by LPPL.

Direc­to­ries

Name Notes
doc
tex

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 1819 2011-09-10 11:29:38

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (2.7M).

lec­turer – On-screen pre­sen­ta­tions for (al­most) all for­mats

The pack­age cre­ates slides for on-screen pre­sen­ta­tions based on PDF fea­tures with­out ma­nip­u­lat­ing TeX’s type­set­ting pro­cess. The pre­sen­ta­tion flow re­lies on PDF’s abil­i­ties to dis­play con­tent step by step.

Fea­tures in­clude:

  • Free po­si­tion­ing of any­thing any­where in painted ar­eas on the slide, as well as in the main textblock;
  • Numer­ous at­tributes to con­trol the lay­out and the pre­sen­ta­tion flow, from TeX's prim­i­tive di­men­sions to the vis­i­bil­ity of steps;
  • Fea­ture in­her­i­tance from global to lo­cal set­tings, with in­ter­me­di­ate types;
  • Ba­sic draw­ing fa­cil­i­ties to pro­duce sym­bols, e.g., for list items or but­tons;
  • Colors, trans­parency, shades, and pic­tures;
  • Nav­i­ga­tion with links, pop-up menus, and cus­tomiz­able book­marks;
  • Easy switch be­tween pre­sen­ta­tion and hand­out; and
  • PDF tran­si­tions.
Be­sides the tra­di­tional doc­u­men­ta­tion, the dis­tri­bu­tion in­cludes vi­sual doc­u­men­ta­tion and six demo pre­sen­ta­tions rang­ing from ge­o­met­ric ab­strac­tion to clas­sic style to silly video game.

Lec­turer is de­signed to work with all for­mats, but presently fails with ConTeXt MkIV (be­cause of clashes in man­age­ment of PDF ob­jects, prob­a­bly), works only with pdfTeX and LuaTeX for the time be­ing, and re­quires texapi and yax, both v.1.02.

Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Ver­sion 2011-09-11
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerPaul Isam­bert
Con­tained inTeXlive as lec­turer
MikTeX as lec­turer
Topics slides, beam­ers, hand­outs, etc.
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