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.
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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.
- 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;
- Colours, 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.
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slides, beamers, handouts, etc.|