I used to work as a consultant and have been spoiled with nice looking slides. For instance, being able to create slides that have 2, 3, or 4 graphs (perfectly positioned and with nice headers!) at the click of a mouse button via macros.
Similarly, there are many other kinds of word slides that had multiple columns, etc. that would be nice to recreate as well as objects like "main point" boxes at the bottom that summarize a main point and ways to add a transparent highlight to any part of the screen.
Is this kind of functionality far beyond anything that LaTeX presentations can do or is there an archive somewhere of code for making more intricate presentations?