I'm trying to use the powerdot class that comes with TeX Live 2011 on Mac OS X Lion (MacTex). I'm using the sample file from docs, powerdot-example.tex. On the command line, I use
And it gives me a dvi file. However, the contents of this dvi file are much smaller then the paper size, I'm not understading what is the cause of this.
This sample file has a lyx cousin file: powerdot-example.lyx, which I can open in the LyX editor and chose File>Export>DVI from Menu. When I do that, the dvi output is right, and I'm not able to figure out how LyX is doing it right while I'm unable to do the same from the command line.
Also, a detail that is not so important, the sample file tries to use a randomdots slide option which has no effect when opening a pdf file created from the dvi file, while opening the dvi file directly with xdvi shows the random dots background decoration on the given slide.