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{powerdot} is a LaTeX class for making presentations.

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Conflict of between powerdot and listings packages

Playing with powerdot presentations, I realized one more awkward behavior. When listings package is in effect, \onslide command of powerdot package does not seem robust. The minimum example is shown ...
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In powerdot changed colors are always active and do not take the iacolor when they are inactive

In the following example you see a listing with itemize type 1. The changed color in the text (red) and the changed color of the items (orange) do not take the iacolor when they are inactive. How can ...
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Powerdot paper orientation (or page width?) suddenly changed

My system: Windows 10 MikTeX 22.3 (I think that's what it tells me when it starts. First there is a nerd joke about pdfLaTeX 3.14159...) WinEdt 10.2 Workflow: .tex -> .dvi -> .ps ->.pdf I ...
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Notes and slides combined with psnup from powerdot output in 16:9 ratio

I am using powerdot to produce slides and notes in the 16:9 ratio. I would like to combine each slide and the corresponding note in one page for handouts. This can be done when the powerdot option ...
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Problem with powerdot and siunitx

I have a problem using powerdot with siunitx. A minimal example is as follows: \documentclass[style=simple,mode=print]{powerdot} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \end{document} This generates ...
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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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Why should I use LaTeX for presentations?

I've read that LaTeX can be used also for presentations, using specific packages to make slides in PDF. But I'm wondering: since LaTeX is a typographic language made to separate content from style, ...
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powerdot: slides no longer rendering (problem with dvi files?) [duplicate]

I have many powerdot slides that have rendered successfully in the past. Today, I re-rendered one of my old files using the same command as before but now, the slides are all cut-off on the right-hand ...
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How could I fix pgfplots' clash with powerdot's clock option?

The clock option is a useful feature of powerdot in case you would like to follow your presentation time and also visualize a clock for your attendance. As far as I see, a recent update in pgfplots ...
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cannot run minimal example of powerdot

I'm trying to compile this minimal example using the powerdot class but I don't see what's wrong. Here is a screenshot of the error. %!TEX TS-program = latex \documentclass[ size=11pt, style=...
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verbatim overlays of powerdot do not comply with TeXlive 2020 latex, whereas everything's fine with latex in TeXlive 2019

Edit: As of version 1.6 of powerdot, this problem has been fixed. The update is already on CTAN. Thanks for the ideas. I have realized that verbatim overlays in powerdot does not work with TexLive ...
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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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What is the meaning of an error message "can't find file ***.vrb"? (A fix now known, a full explanation still missing)

My system: Windows 10 WinEdt 10.2. MikTeX 2.9. The problem: I am editing a set of powerdot slides named Luku16.tex. All of sudden I started getting these strange error messages when trying to ...
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Adding the sections in the header in beamer

Good evening to everyone. I have a very simple question, that for sure has been asked and answered either here or in some guide. The problem is, with the keywords I used, I couldn't find the answer ...
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How to use subsections in a powerdot presentation?

I'm using the powerdot class for create a powerdot presentation. According to the manual of the package I'm able to create a structure for the presentation using the \section{} command and it's very ...
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powerdot produces vertical clock in smartboard papersize

I'm trying to compile a basic page that includes only the title. I've added the clock via global options. When I compile it in {present, landscape} settings in "screen" paper size, everything is ...
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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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LaTeX output garbled when using Powerdot

I'm using TexLive 2017, and I'm trying to make a slideshow using powerdot. Here is my "Minimum not-Working Example": % !TeX program = latex \documentclass{powerdot} \title{My Slideshow} \author{Dolf} ...
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Vertically center text in PowerDot

I'd like to center vertically all text in all my slide, in Powerdot. I think \pddefinetemplate could be used with options, but I can't find how. Here is my code. \documentclass[style=aggie]{...
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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 document)....
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Wrong paper format with powerdot in TexShop [duplicate]

I use the powerdot class to create presentations. After the last update of TexLive (I use TexShop on Mac), the paper format (which was landscape by default) has become different (a4 or something alike)...
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Output difference between MacTeX 2015 and 2017 with powerdot class

I upgraded MacTeX on my laptop from the 2015 distribution to the basic 2017 distribution. After installing the required packages, I tried to compile one of my slide decks which use the powerdot class, ...
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Changing clock position in a powerdot slide template (\pddefinetemplate[slide]{slide})

I've created a slide template and tried changing the clock position like so: \pddefinetemplate[slide]{slide}{ textpos={.20\slidewidth,.75\slideheight}, textwidth=.75\slidewidth, titlepos={.15\...
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Presentation using LyX

I want to create a presentation in LyX which can also be printed out as a 'manual'. I have seen reference to including the presentation file in a beamer article file. However, this seems to leave the ...
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Error with powerdot: Wrong DVI mode driver option

I have used LaTeX for a while but I normally used templates from the internet. Now I am trying to use one from a professor and I can not get it to compile. The code is: \documentclass[size=11pt, ...
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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 \documentclass{...
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Slide not in handouts (Powerdot presentation)

My aim is to include a certain slide ONLY in the presentation, but NOT in the handouts generated by a Powerdot presentation (I have the authorization to show some results, but not to distribute them). ...
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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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How to get 16:9 aspect ratio output with powerdot document class?

I am using the powerdot document class for generating a presentation file. Unfortunately it outputs a 4:3 document with the default paper=screen option. Is there some way to generate a true 16:9 ...
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Break slides in powerdot

Is there a way to replicate the \framebreak functionality of beamer in powerdot? I really like powerdot templates while I also wish to have to convenience of \framebreak.
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How hard would it be for me to transfer a powerdot presentation to beamer? [closed]

I have been enjoying learning to use Powerdot, except when it comes to images. I have EPS files that end up the wrong way round and I have decided just to give it up. I have a one-off presentation to ...
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Include a different picture on title slide than on other slides in powerdot template

I am writing a powerdot template and would like to include a picture on the title slide that does not appear on any other slide. On other slides I want to include a different picture. Working from ...
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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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Creating own style - "powerdot error: unknown style"

I am trying to create my own powerdot style by adapting one of the standards, as suggested in section 9 of the manual. I duplicated the file powerdot-paintings.sty and saved as powerdot-mine.sty, and ...
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Does Powerdot on MacTeX 2015 work?

On MacTeX 2015 I'm unable to compile the following code requiring the Powerdot package. Can anyone confirm this is a bug? \documentclass{powerdot} \title{powerdot example 1} \author{Hendri Adriaens ...
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compilation errors in powerdot. Can some one help? [duplicate]

\documentclass[mode=present,style=elcolors]{powerdot} \pdsetup{ lf=my first presentation, rf=for some conference, trans=wipe, theslide=\english{slide}, randomdots,dmaxdots=80 } \begin{document} \begin{...
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Powerdot breaks with both minted and verbments [duplicate]

I am sure I am not the only one trying to put some computer code onto my slides. When it comes to LaTeX presentation class my choice as a long time PostScript/PSTricks user is of course Powerdot. ...
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What is the best choice of format/package for including an animation into a powerdot presentation?

Me again :-( System: Windows 7, MikTeX 2.9, WinEdt 7, LaTeX->Dvips->ps2pdf pipe Trying the same animation as a year ago - just for the sake of being specific. This year I am teaching multivariable ...
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A scaling problem in animate- package

System: Windows 7, WinEdt 7, MikTeX 2.9. I am trying to include animations of a rotating cube into my powerdot slide sets. A problem I ran into this time is that the images are cropped out for some ...
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Font shape undefined

I have a problem with my Latex \documentclass[style=fyma, mode=present %handout ]{powerdot} \usepackage{polski} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} %\usepackage{pst-ovl} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, titlefont=\...