I want to implement a presentation template in LaTeX that look very like the one here.

Until here, I did just fine using the article class with geometry, tikz and some custom commands. However a problem arose: the article class does not implement apparition effects!

Beamer allows to do such things (with commands like \pause, \only, etc.) but the code that manage it (beamerbaseoverlay.sty if I am not mistaken) doesn't look like being included in something other than beamer-class documents...

Does anyone know a package that would add apparition effects to LaTeX document. Or a way to add beamer's code to mine?

  • What is the apparition effect? Which page is the problematic one ?
    – percusse
    Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 15:44
  • The apparition effect is not visible in the pdf file. I uploaded the .odp file so that they are visible. Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 16:16
  • Any particular reason, why you do not use beamer? Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 16:26
  • where is this file and can you explain what this effect is? I never heard it
    – percusse
    Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 17:34
  • The template I want to define is really different from the default beamer template. It would be more work to modify beamer's template than to simply redefine a new one based on the article class. The file is in the same repo (with .odp extension). An apparition effect is just some text appearing on a slide after pressing Enter or the right arrow on the keyboard. Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 17:45

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The texpower package allows for pauses and transitions of many sorts, without beamer. So you can use, for example, the article class, and set the page size and margins to anything you like with geometry, and produce documents that look nothing like beamer, and perhaps like nothing on earth. Here’s a silly example:

\setmainfont{Antique Olive FS}[
% image and sentiment from https://twitter.com/HenriLeChatNoir
If you gaze long into the catnip,\pause
the catnip also gazes into you.\pause
  –Henri, le Chat Noir

first slide second slide third slide

But texpower is capable of much more than this; compile fancyexample.tex from the documentation for something very impressive.

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