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Version 2.2.1, February 2019

Some simple macros for preparing presentations in TeX
Copyright 2010-2019 Matthias Meister
Distributed under the LaTeX Project Public License

holds the macros, and is simply \input in a file

is a presentation on present.tex done with the macros

is the corresponding source; together with the pdf it 
is an example of how the macros are used to prepare a talk.

Required: pdftex

The macros in present.tex allow the user to:
+) set a colour for the background and for the text
+) set background images
+) include links between parts of the presentation
+) include weblinks
+) include links to local files
+) include images
+) show slides incrementally

The macros as such are simple enough so that users should
not find it difficult to adapt them to their needs. 

A documentation for pdftex and the PDF-Reference might 
occasionally be useful in the context of those macros 
which have PDF-code in their replacement text.


From 2.2 to 2.2.1:

Merely updated contact details in files.
No changes to the macros.

From 2.1 to 2.2:

Added macros \Frames, \endFrames, \onframe, \afterframe,
\beforeframe to support the incremental showing of a slide
as a sequence of frames.

The additional source file present-transitions.tex
contains macro definitions which allow to use transition 
effects between slides / frames. 

From 2.0 to 2.1:

Fixed a bug which caused complaints about unknown 
operators 0.0RG and 0.0rg with some pdf-viewers.

From 1.0 to 2.0:

*) An image can be set on the slide background.
*) Added control word \rm for using roman type 
   at correct size within math.
*) Rewritten colour support; miniltx.tex, color.tex, 
   color.sty no longer required. As a result, control
   sequences for handling colour have changed.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (1.4M).

present – Presentations with Plain

The package offers a collection of simple macros for preparing presentations in Plain . Slide colour and text colour may be set, links between parts of the presentation, to other files, and to web addresses may be inserted. Images may be included easily, and code is available to provide transition effects between slides or frames.

The structure of the macros is not overly complex, so that users should find it easy to adapt the macros to their specific needs.

LicensesThe Project Public License
Copyright2010–2019 Matthias Meister
MaintainerMatthias Meister
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MiKTeX as present
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