[Foundation-l] Florence's presentation on Wikimania

Delirium delirium at hackish.org
Thu Aug 9 07:12:09 UTC 2007

Kat Walsh wrote:
> I'm not going to argue that all free tools are as good as their
> proprietary counterparts (some are worse, some are better), but I
> think Impress and PowerPoint are equally as bad, and in the same ways.
> :-)

This is starting to drift off-topic, but for those looking for 
free-software presentation options other than Impress, LaTeX with either 
Prosper or Beamer is very easy to use unless you're doing fancy 
animation or layout stuff.  If you just want some images and bullet 
points (as with 95% of presentations), in prosper for example you just 
do something like:

\begin{slide}{Your Slide's Title Here}
\item Bullet point 1
\item Bullet point 2

And it automagically generates a slide with 2 bullet points. Added 
bonus: inserting equations is much easier than with either PowerPoint or 


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