3 Jul 20:06 2009

### powerdot and miktex 2.7 problems

Hi

I have been trying to help out a colleague that is using powerdot on
windows (using miktex 2.7) and he is experiencing two vexing problems,
that I have not been able to fully solve. As I work on a mac with
texlive, I am not very familiar with his setup, so there may be
obvious things that I do not realize.

1 - the output pdf file is in portrait format, rather than landscape
(this, or something similar, used to happen when texlive 2008 came
out, and was solved by replacing config.ps; is this also a problem for
miktex?)

2 - the current version of movie15 causes an error and appears to be
incompatible with powerdot (a problem that happened some 3 years ago,
and as I recall the author was very helpful and got it sorted out very
quickly at the time).
This one I was able to circumvent by placing the texlive included
version of movie15.sty in the same folder as the document to typeset.
I realize this one is not a powerdot problem per se, but I don't
know how to contact the author of movie15, and maybe he still follows
this list or someone knows how to reach him for help.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Luis Sequeira


4 Jul 07:34 2009

### Re: powerdot Digest V5 #8

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> powerdot Digest	Fri, 03 Jul 2009	Volume: 05  Issue: 008
>
> In This Issue:
> 		[powerdot] powerdot and miktex 2.7 problems
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> From: Luis Sequeira <lfsequeira <at> gmail.com>
> Subject: [powerdot] powerdot and miktex 2.7 problems
> Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 19:06:23 +0100
>
> Hi
>
> I have been trying to help out a colleague that is using powerdot on
> windows (using miktex 2.7) and he is experiencing two vexing problems,
> that I have not been able to fully solve. As I work on a mac with
> texlive, I am not very familiar with his setup, so there may be
> obvious things that I do not realize.
>
> 1 - the output pdf file is in portrait format, rather than landscape
> (this, or something similar, used to happen when texlive 2008 came
> out, and was solved by replacing config.ps; is this also a problem for
> miktex?)
>
> 2 - the current version of movie15 causes an error and appears to be
> incompatible with powerdot (a problem that happened some 3 years ago,
> and as I recall the author was very helpful and got it sorted out very
> quickly at the time).
>     This one I was able to circumvent by placing the texlive included


5 Jul 03:55 2009

### Re: powerdot and miktex 2.7 problems

On Fri, 3 Jul 2009, Luis Sequeira wrote:

> Hi
>
> I have been trying to help out a colleague that is using powerdot on windows
> (using miktex 2.7) and he is experiencing two vexing problems, that I have
> not been able to fully solve. As I work on a mac with texlive, I am not very
> familiar with his setup, so there may be obvious things that I do not
> realize.
>
> 1 - the output pdf file is in portrait format, rather than landscape (this,
> or something similar, used to happen when texlive 2008 came out, and was
> solved by replacing config.ps; is this also a problem for miktex?)

Check the options for dvips in the TeX environment.. I solved this by
adding "-t landscape" to my dvips command.

-Brandon


31 Jul 09:25 2009

### How to exclude a slide in handout mode

Hi there,

is it possible to exclude a slide from the handouts?  A slide should
be shown normally if

mode=present

but should not be shown if

mode=handout   (or mode=print)


31 Jul 09:30 2009

### Re: How to exclude a slide in handout mode

Hi,

> is it possible to exclude a slide from the handouts?  A slide should
> be shown normally if
>
>  mode=present
>
> but should not be shown if
>
>  mode=handout   (or mode=print)

Yes, using \pdifsetup to test the settings for the presentation, see below.

Best,
-Hendri.

--------------

\documentclass[
%  mode=handout
]{powerdot}
\begin{document}
\begin{slide}{1}
\end{slide}
\pdifsetup{present}{
\begin{slide}{2}
\end{slide}
}{}
\begin{slide}{3}
\end{slide}