# [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{itemize}
\item Bullet point 1
\item Bullet point 2
\end{itemize}
\end{slide}

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

-Mark