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Examples of creating a presentation using Prosper
These examples will illustrate how you can create a presentation using Prosper.
Here is a link to notes from when I created a simple example, and all the problems I ran into then.
First of all you need Prosper. This may be available from your distribution, for example:
You then need some layout files:
Save all the
First you should try an example using plain LaTeX:
Using Dekel's layout
Using Weiss' layout
Launching a movie
Building the examples
The prosper-by-Weiss.layout is actually based on the file slides.layout that was created by John Weiss. Someone (who?) converted it for Prosper?
Note that Weiss's layout seems to work best at the moment.
Launching movies from Acroread v.s. Xpdf
I've managed to launch mpeg's from within PDF's. However, there is a funny difference between viewing the PDF-file with Acroread and Xpdf.
If I am going to view it With Acroread, I must embed the name of the movie, e.g. "aMovie.mpeg". Then Acroread invokes a viewer (mpegplay in my case) to show the movie when you click on it.
If I'm going to view it with Xpdf, I must embed the name of a script, e.g. "play-aMovie.sh" where "play-aMovie.sh" is a script that plays the movie.
In neither case have I been able to supply any arguments to the player (I didn't try that much though).
Using a portrait format for the output
This thread on the user's list discuss if it's possible to change the orientation from landscape to portrait.
If you give the document class option
Alternatively, you can split your presentation into several documents and work with it as a multi-part document.
Raphael: When doing View->postscript with gv, you have to
change to seascape to see the slide properly, not landscape. This
behaviour is caused by an option
Matej: I believe that's just how it works, IIRC prosper uses really wild PostScript stuff and it doesn't work well (at all) with dvi.
Dekel: The correct way to use the prosper class is to select it in the document dialog and then press the 'Use class defaults' button.".