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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.

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.

Sources/macros/generic/lecturer
Doc­u­men­ta­tion
Ver­sion 2011-09-11
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerPaul Isam­bert
Con­tained inTeXLive as lec­turer
MiKTeX as lec­turer
Topics slides, beam­ers, hand­outs, etc.

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

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