LaTeX Typesetting – Basics

November 28th, 2010

The LaTeX typesetting is used to create professional looking documents on a home computer. It may have a steeper learning curve than using a Word Processor, but this initial effort will often pay off reasonably quickly. The system is almost a necessity for anyone writing documents with a large amount of mathematics as most alternatives are painful to use efficiently. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Frame Transitions

September 4th, 2010

Transitions are often used in presentations to break up the presentation and to keep the audience awake, but often the outcome is irritation/distraction with text or other objects flying on or off the screen from different directions. As such they should be used sparingly if at all in a talk. LaTeX beamer has a simple mechanism for including transitions in a presentation Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Using Overlays

August 25th, 2010

Overlays can be used in a LaTeX beamer presentation to reveal parts of a slide sequentially, which can be a useful way of imparting information to your audience. There are a number of different ways that overlays can be created depending on the sophistication required in the presentation. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Including Images from Graphics Files

August 7th, 2010

It will often be more efficient to generate graphics in an external software package and then include these files in a LaTeX beamer presentation. The standard LaTeX approach to including graphics can be utilised to perform this task. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Equations and tikz

July 23rd, 2010

Many presentations created using LaTeX beamer included mathematical equations and these can be easily included in a presentation and in this post we will consider using the tikz package to add various interesting elements to equations, such as lines between text on a slide and part of an equation. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Boxes

July 19th, 2010

We can add coloured boxes with text or mathematics into a LaTeX beamer presentation which is particularly useful if we have definitions, theorem or computer code to highlight this information that may not be so accessible within a paragraph of text. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Tables

July 14th, 2010

Tables of information can be included in a LaTeX beamer presentation in the same way that they would be incorporated into any other LaTeX document. The tabular environment is used and, if necessary, the tables could be numbered but this probably doesn’t make as much sense as labelling and numbering tables within an article or book. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Bullet Lists

July 10th, 2010

When writing a presentation we might want to use a bullet list to highlight some key points that might be lost if they are part of a large body of text. We can use the standard LaTeX environments for creating lists within a beamer presentation in a straightforward way. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Basic Slides

July 5th, 2010

In a previous post we looked at using the LaTeX beamer package to create presentations. Given a title page and outline of a presentation the next stage will be to create the content that appears in various slides of the presentation. Read the rest of this entry »

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Getting Started

July 2nd, 2010

The LaTeX beamer package can be used to create appealing presentations for many applications. A working knowledge of LaTeX is required but once the initial learning curve and transition is made from a visual word processor to a markup based approach the benefits are worth the initial investment of time. Read the rest of this entry »

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