11 Jan 2008 22:56

Presentation orientation

On an 64 bit machine running texlive 2007-13 (upgraded recently) my
powerdot slides (which were fine prior to the upgrade) come out not
landscaped properly using a:

latex filename.tex
dvips filename.dvi -o
ps2pdf filename.ps

sequence unless I use a -t landscape option for the dvips command. Has
anyone else experienced this or is it a unique problem to me?

Bob
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11 Jan 2008 23:00

Re: Presentation orientation

> sequence unless I use a -t landscape option for the dvips command. Has
> anyone else experienced this or is it a unique problem to me?

Did you check your class options?

-Hendri.


11 Jan 2008 23:31

Re: Presentation orientation


On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 23:00 +0100, Hendri Adriaens wrote:
> > sequence unless I use a -t landscape option for the dvips command. Has
> > anyone else experienced this or is it a unique problem to me?
>
> Did you check your class options?
>
> -Hendri.

I was using:

\documentclass[style=rjj,mode=present,size=14pt]{powerdot}

before and after the texlive update.

Bob
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Dr. Robert J. Jerrard, Professor of Mathematics,
Concordia University College of Alberta,
Phone: (780) 479-9291, Fax: (780) 474-1933.


11 Jan 2008 23:49

Re: Presentation orientation

> I was using:
>
> \documentclass[style=rjj,mode=present,size=14pt]{powerdot}
>
> before and after the texlive update.

Try this:
http://tug.org/texlive/bugs.html

(this was posted before on this mailinglist)

-Hendri.


12 Jan 2008 00:18

Re: Presentation orientation

Thanks Hendri, that does it. Now that you mention it I should have
remembered this as I have a similar problem before, sorry about that.
Texlive must overwrite the config.ps file, correct? Could texlive not
incorporate the modified config.ps file?

Bob

On Fri, 2008-01-11 at 23:49 +0100, Hendri Adriaens wrote:\
> Try this:
> http://tug.org/texlive/bugs.html
>
> (this was posted before on this mailinglist)
>
> -Hendri.

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Dr. Robert J. Jerrard, Professor of Mathematics,
Concordia University College of Alberta,
Phone: (780) 479-9291, Fax: (780) 474-1933.


12 Jan 2008 00:20

Re: Presentation orientation

> Thanks Hendri, that does it. Now that you mention it I should have
> remembered this as I have a similar problem before, sorry about that.

Ok.

> Texlive must overwrite the config.ps file, correct? Could texlive not
> incorporate the modified config.ps file?

Please read the page to know what to do exactly. I do not use texlive,
so I don't know exactly.

-Hendri.


12 Jan 2008 00:32

Re: Presentation orientation

On Sat, 2008-01-12 at 00:20 +0100, Hendri Adriaens wrote:
> > Thanks Hendri, that does it. Now that you mention it I should have
> > remembered this as I have a similar problem before, sorry about that.
>
> Ok.
>
> > Texlive must overwrite the config.ps file, correct? Could texlive not
> > incorporate the modified config.ps file?
>
> Please read the page to know what to do exactly. I do not use texlive,
> so I don't know exactly.
>
> -Hendri.

As it turns out replacing the config.ps file is not a good option for us
since the result is to mess up other things. So, I guess my best option
is to use the -t landscape option for the dvips command.

Thanks again, Bob

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Dr. Robert J. Jerrard, Professor of Mathematics,
Concordia University College of Alberta,
Phone: (780) 479-9291, Fax: (780) 474-1933.


12 Jan 2008 00:35

Re: Presentation orientation

> As it turns out replacing the config.ps file is not a good option for us
> since the result is to mess up other things. So, I guess my best option
> is to use the -t landscape option for the dvips command.

Please report this in detail to texlive. I guess replacing was there
idea of the fix. If it doesn't work, maybe report it. But then again,
I don't know the details.

If you do want to use commandline parameters, please also use the
'nopsheader' option in powerdot. See the docs for the implications.

-Hendri.


13 Jan 2008 15:03

Customized \emph command

Hi,

why do the styles not customise the \emph command? I'm using the style
fyma (blue). \emph switches to the italic font shape, but I think this
isn't very visible on the wall.

I thought of using a different colour, like orange or violet, but I'm not
a good at making design decisions. Do you have a suggestion?

What do you use to emphasise words?

Regards, Jörg.
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13 Jan 2008 16:59

Re: Customized \emph command

> why do the styles not customise the \emph command?

That's up to the style designer. In general, using custom colors in
text on a slide is not nice from a design point of view.

> I'm using the style
> fyma (blue). \emph switches to the italic font shape, but I think this
> isn't very visible on the wall.

I think it is.

> I thought of using a different colour, like orange or violet, but I'm not
> a good at making design decisions. Do you have a suggestion?

If you want it to stand out more, use red. But again, from the point
of view of design, this is not the best thing to do I think.

> What do you use to emphasise words?

\emph

-Hendri.



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