CTAN installation: University of Wisconsin-Madison Slide Class File

Date: October 31, 2002 3:20:27 PM CET
A new package has been installed at tug.ctan.org and should make its way to your favorite mirror in the next day or two. Thanks for the upload, Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at tug.ctan.org ================================================================= The following information was provided by our fellow contributor. Name of contribution: University of Wisconsin-Madison Slide Class File Author's name: Eric Benedict Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/supported/uwmslide Summary description: Produces slides with a simple Power Point like appearance. Several different slide enviroments are included. License type: artistic Announcement text given by the contribution's author: - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- A slide format which produces slides with a simple Power Point like appearance. Several useful features include: - - uses standard titlepage to produce title slide - - several slide environments including: - plain slide (page with a title) - double slide (two column page with slide title) - item slide (item list with title) - left item slide - right item slide - - places a logo on the upper left corner of each slide if the logo file logo.eps is present. - - preconfigured in landscape mode - - uses Times Roman by default for simple conversion to *.pdf format. - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Additional announcement information, by the package's author. - ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This slide class is different from what I found (when I wrote it a few years ago) first in that it has a different 'look and feel' for the output format. I wanted a simple base slide format which would mimic the format of the Power Point slides which my collegues were producing. This class also adds different slide environments which simplify the construction of the presentation. While I saw the idea of \begin{slide} ... \end{slide} in other classes; I added the ability to put in slide titles as well as creating different `stock format' slides. The preformatted slides allow for quicker presentation creation and are unique to my knowledge. For example to make an itemized list slide: \begin{itemslide}{Example Itemized List} \item First Point \item Second Point \item Third Point \end{itemslide} Philosphically, I also was trying to minimize the amount of formating tricks which were needed by the user. I wanted the slide class to take care of those issues as cleanly as possible. I've also included a sample presentation which puts the class through its paces as it were. - ----------------------------------------------------------------------

uwmslide – Slides with a simple Power Point like appearance

A slide format which produces slides with a simple Power Point like appearance. Several useful features include: use of standard titlepage to produce title slide; several slide environments including plain (page with a title), double slide (two column page with slide title), item slide (item list with title), left item slide, and right item slide. Logos are placed in the upper left corner of each slide if the logo file logo.eps is present. Preconfigured in landscape mode by default and uses Times Roman by default (originally, it was claimed, for simple conversion to PDF format).

 Package uwmslide Version 2000-09-26 Copyright 2000, 2002 Eric Benedict Maintainer Eric Benedict

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