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.)
-> The documentation.
-> A non-exhaustive documentation
illustrating Lecturer's features.
Demonstrations (see lecturer-doc for comments):
-> A Beamer imitation.
-> A silly video game.
-> A picture used in the previous
-> A square- and primary-colors-based
-> A non-academic-looking presentation
of some beautiful fonts.
-> A minimalist style.
-> Five very simple styles.
<--- TEX --->
Files to load Lecturer:
-> For plain TeX, but used
by the following two.
-> For ConTeXt.
-> For LaTeX.
Licensing of this package is covered by LPPL.
Download the complete
contents of this directory in one zip archive
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
- 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
- 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
Xt MkIV (because of clashes in management of PDF
objects, probably), works only with pdfTe
X and LuaTe
X for the time
being, and requires texapi
, both v.1.02.