21 Mar 2004
(updated 21 Mar 2004 at 13:20 UTC) »
I noticed the last release of listings comes with the revised list of Ruby keywords I sent a few months ago.
I just came across Beamer yesterday. I don't know how could I miss it when I looked for LaTeX presentation packages last year. I find it awesome:
- Designed to generate PDF via pdflatex, though it supports dvips as well.
- It is very easy and flexible to write slides with overlays.
- You can organize presentations using sections and subsections, parts, or lectures. With commands for selective compiling, automatic TOC, side bars, etc.
- Bodies can be divided in columns in a breeze.
- Slide cross-references with PDF links and buttons.
- Support for appendixes, where you can put additional slides that could be useful for questions or whatever.
- Slides can have notes associated, and the document compiled including them or not.
- Support for footnotes.
- It is themable.
- It features navigation bars.
- Compatibility layers for Prosper and Seminar.
Oh, and the 100+ pages user's guide is just excellent. It is both a tutorial and a reference, and gives hints for writing presentations. It has typos, but I am proof-reading it.
I have seen some features I planned for Halk, some others I could borrow, and some I doubt it'll offer in any early release.