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{powerdot} is a LaTeX class for making presentations.

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Using \cellcolor in powerdot

I'm trying to highlight some cells in a table in powerdot and \cellcolor doesn't work. How can I color some cells or rows in powerdot. This is the table I used in a report and I'm trying to add to my ...
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using hebrew in powerdot/beamer

I am trying to make a presentation in hebrew using lyx. I tryed beamer but it did not go well. Then I tryed powerdot, but when I compiled the document (ps2pdf) no hebrew was displayed (empty ...
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Font size for ToC entries in Powerdot

Any way to change the font size globally in the on the slide table of contents? When I use paper = smartboard, the ToC entries on the left of the page are really small. I can do it by slide but that ...
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Shortening compile time with large eps files when using pstricks and dvips

So I am also sending this to both the pstricks and the powerdot lists as it relates to both, but mostly to compiling via dvi-> dvips -< ps2pdf or similar. I make my lecture slides with Powerdot ...
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Change footer and header background color for style simple in powerdot

I am using the style simple for creating slides with powerdot: \documentclass[style=simple]{powerdot} \begin{document} \begin{slide}{First slide} Hello world! \end{slide} \end{document} While ...
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problem with powerdot

After updating some packages of MiKTeX 2.9 (automatic update), it's impossible to obtain a ps file following the root : tex-> dvi->ps. ghostview fails to display the file. Here below a minimal ...
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Strange lack of scaling/resizing of an embedded swf-animation

I am a noob in adding animations. I'm making progress, but new problems apparently show up all the time. Hardly a surprise actually. Anyway. System: WinEdt 7.0, MikTeX 2.9, Windows 7 ...
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Using arara to compile powerdot twice

I want to compile my powerdot presentation twice -- once with, once without notes. I am trying to achieve this using arara with something like: % arara: latex { set \powerdotmode=slides here } % ...
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How to include an animation produced by Mathematica to a powerdot slide set?

Studying the documentation of media9 package left me with the impression that it should be possible to embed an SWF-video into a slide set to be shown by Adobe Reader. Unfortunately that document ...
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Powerdot - create both slides and notes via command line

I would like to create both slides and notes from a powerdot presentation easily. Currently, the options in the preamble of the file need to be changed and the file saved to produce the different ...
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Powerdot and enumerate - no worky?

Thanks to the site for the tip about replacing prosper with powerdot. That fixed some of my problems (margins are there now). Unfortunately it also seems to have created another one. Namely the ...
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What Beamer theme is used in Boyd's Convex Optimization slides?

I really like the theme that is used here: http://www.stanford.edu/~boyd/cvxbook/bv_cvxslides.pdf Can someone identify the name of the theme?
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powerdot/pstricks for local typesetting mode in Texpad iOS?

I use powerdot to typeset my presentations. Has anybody got experience with running powerdot/PStricks on the local (Ker)TeX environment coming with Texpad (local typesetting mode)? Is this possible, ...
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Clock with powerdot and beamer

I would like to use powerdot to compose a document. I want to have a clock in the pdf file, but it does not show. If I am using Beamer, then how can I have a clock as in powerdot? Please help me. ...
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controlling the figure in the top left corner with powerdot

I'm trying to change the width and the height of the figure appearing in the top left corner of a powerdot presentation with the default style. This is not achieved with the logocmd and logopos ...
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vertical spacing for itemize environment with powerdot

I'm trying to increase the vertical spacing in an itemize environment with the powerdot class. According to the powerdot documentation this is achieved by changing some parameters values in the ...
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verbatim environment does not work with powerdot

I'm trying to include a verbatim environment in a powerdot slide as follows, but that does not work: \documentclass{powerdot} \begin{document} \begin{slide}{title of the slide} \begin{itemize} ...
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Include an image in title page using powerdot [closed]

I want to include an image at the center of the title page of my powerdot presentation. Incidentally, I want the same image to appear as a logo on all the other slides (positioned bottom centre), ...
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How can I do a pseudocode in a powerdot presentation? [closed]

I'm trying to write a pseudocode in a powerdot presentation. I used the commands \usepackage{algorithm} and \usepackage{algorithmic}, but they didn't work. Which package or what can I do to write a ...
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Why powerdot on Mac (MacTeX 2011) is giving me a shrunk dvi output?

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 latex ...
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Replacing movie15 with media9 in powerdot presentations

Last year, I could make movie15 work in my powerdot presentations, through the dvi2ps ps2pdf route. I re-visited recently and could not get the movies (*.wma) to appear anymore. I spent the better ...
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Vertically centering text in powerdot, taking baseline into account

I have a powerdot style that includes the following slide definition: \pddefinetemplate[slide]{blackslide}{ titlepos={.05\slidewidth,.93\slideheight}, titlewidth=.9\slidewidth, ...
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Citing the initials of one author and the full names of other authors

In some academic circles, such as theoretical physics, during a presentation it is customary for the talking author to cite himself using only his initials, while leaving the remaining author names ...
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Advantage of LaTeX presentations?

I've read that LaTeX can be used also for presentation, and that there are tools to make PDF presentations. But I'm wondering: since LaTeX is a typographic language made to separate content from ...
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Powerdot cannot be compiled under xelatex; how to solve it?

I use Tex Live 2011 and test a simple example: \documentclass{powerdot} \begin{document} \begin{slide}{a slide} Contents of the slide. \end{slide} \section{first section} \begin{slide}{another slide} ...
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Powerdot oddities

I have a couple of questions, When I run powerdot, my pdf file contains an extra page before title page with the word preamble of bottom left, how can I get rid of it? In addition to the style files ...
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Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other

I have to prepare my slides in latex. A quick search came up with different packages. Before start preparing, I need your experiences. I do not want to regret after learning one as I did, learning vim ...
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Use of pdflatex with powerdot

I know that a document with pstricks code can be compiled with pdflatex -shell-escape using auto-pst-pdf so that one may enjoy the power of pstricks while using microtype at the same time. Can a ...
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Powerdot shrink text in figure caption

I am using the powerdot class to make my first presentation in LaTeX (LyX). I have a figure whose caption contains a lot of text. Currently the text rolls off the slide. I can manually change the font ...