1 Jul 09:52 2007

### Re: Farsi Typesetting with MikTeX

Hi!

I did once a test for the use of arabtex, see below the  .tex file
Notes:
1) I use babel/frenchb because I wanted some text in French
2) If you change \fullvocalize before \begin{arabtext} by \novacalize,
you loose the voyelles (second block, shortened)
3) if you add \transtrue before \begin{arabtext} you get the
transliteration (third block, shortened)

Hope this help to start.

Alain Delmotte

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

\usepackage{t1enc}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage[frenchb]{babel}
\usepackage{arabtex}

\title{Texte en Arabe avec arabtex}
\author{}
\date{}

\begin{document}
\selectlanguage{frenchb}
\maketitle

Texte en arabe avec voyelles:


1 Jul 15:21 2007

### slides for a presentation

With MikTex 2.5 I am trying to prepare the slides for a presentation.
I am using the following commands

\documentclass[slidesonly,a4]{seminar}
\usepackage{amsmath,fancybox,epsfig,verbatim,amssymb,tabularx,fancyhdr,graphicx}
\input{seminar.bug}
\input{seminar.bg2}

but I couldn't obtain a landscape slide either in Dvi or in PDF.

I tried to follow the suggestions I found in the archives, using the command

\usepackage{geometry}

but it didn't work.

And with the command
\documentclass[landscape]{slides}

I got undefined control sequency

Is there anyone who can summarize what I should do?
Thank you

Silvia Magri

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2 Jul 02:11 2007

### Re: slides for a presentation

Dear Silvia,

I suggest that you make use of one of the many packages that have been
published for slide preparation using LaTeX.  The one that I have used
most recently is Prosper.  I cannot say that it is the best, but it gets
the job done quite easily.  Go to

http://prosper.sourceforge.net/

John

Silvia Magri wrote:
> With MikTex 2.5 I am trying to prepare the slides for a presentation.
> I am using the following commands
>
> \documentclass[slidesonly,a4]{seminar}
> \usepackage{amsmath,fancybox,epsfig,verbatim,amssymb,tabularx,fancyhdr,graphicx}
> \input{seminar.bug}
> \input{seminar.bg2}
>
> but I couldn't obtain a landscape slide either in Dvi or in PDF.
>
> I tried to follow the suggestions I found in the archives, using the command
>
> \usepackage{geometry}
>
> but it didn't work.
>
> And with the command
> \documentclass[landscape]{slides}


2 Jul 04:25 2007

### Re: slides for a presentation

When I tried to use Seminar I had similar problems with rotated pages
despite fiddling with various setting in both Yap and Adobe Acrobat.

As John said, Prosper makes very nice presentations.  I have been using
a different package called Beamer for the past couple of years that is
also quite nice. If you can't get Seminar to work, both Prosper and
Beamer are good options.

http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net/

David

John C Polking wrote:
> Dear Silvia,
>
> I suggest that you make use of one of the many packages that have been
> published for slide preparation using LaTeX.  The one that I have used
> most recently is Prosper.  I cannot say that it is the best, but it gets
> the job done quite easily.  Go to
>
> http://prosper.sourceforge.net/
>
> John
>
> Silvia Magri wrote:
>
>> With MikTex 2.5 I am trying to prepare the slides for a presentation.
>> I am using the following commands
>>
>> \documentclass[slidesonly,a4]{seminar}


2 Jul 09:30 2007

### Re: slides for a presentation

am Sonntag, 1. Juli 2007 um 15:21 schrieb Silvia Magri:

> With MikTex 2.5 I am trying to prepare the slides for a presentation.
> I am using the following commands

> \documentclass[slidesonly,a4]{seminar}
> \usepackage{amsmath,fancybox,epsfig,verbatim,amssymb,tabularx,fancyhdr,graphicx}

Don't use epsfig, graphicx is enough.

> \input{seminar.bug}
> \input{seminar.bg2}
>
> but I couldn't obtain a landscape slide either in Dvi or in PDF.
>
> I tried to follow the suggestions I found in the archives, using the command
>
> \usepackage{geometry}

\usepackage[dvips]{geometry}

But in the case of seminar I think it won't help too.

> Is there anyone who can summarize what I should do?

Don't use seminar. Use a newer class like e.g. beamer or powerdot.

http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=slidecls

--

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2 Jul 10:24 2007

### Re: slides for a presentation

 ... and for what it's worth, I happen to like PowerDot (get the pun?) which satisfies my needs

Theo Stewart
Professor of Statistical Sciences
University of Cape Town

Part-time Professor

Building 28 (P D Hahn), Room 307
University of Cape Town
7701 Rondebosch
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TEL (O): +27-21-650-3224
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FAX: +27-21-650-4773
http://www.uct.ac.za/depts/stats/stewart.htm

>>> David Cardon <cardon <at> math.byu.edu> 02/07/2007 04:25 >>>
When I tried to use Seminar I had similar problems with rotated pages
despite fiddling with various setting in both Yap and Adobe Acrobat.

As John said, Prosper makes very nice presentations.  I have been using
a different package called Beamer for the past couple of years that is
also quite nice. If you can't get Seminar to work, both Prosper and
Beamer are good options.

http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net/

David


2 Jul 15:40 2007

### Re: slides for a presentation

Keep in mind that powerdot is simply the upgraded version of HA-prosper
which is an extended version of prosper... All of this upgrading has, of
course, been influenced by other popular packages (e.g., beamer).

So rather than looking into prosper or HA-prosper (or even beamer),
looking at powerdot directly might be best.

powerdot is included with MiKTeX.

An example powerdot presentation (my thesis defense) can be found here
(view it in a recent Adobe product; powerdot makes use of PDF stuff that
other PDF viewers do not yet support):

http://www.tedpavlic.com/research_related/tpavlic_masters_thesis/thesis_defense.pdf

It source is available here:

http://www.tedpavlic.com/research_related/tpavlic_masters_thesis/thesis_defense.tex

As you can see, it is formatted landscape (though you can also format it
portrait). It makes use of a lot of slide transitions, so that may make
readability of the source difficult for the novice.

--Ted

> ... and for what it's worth, I happen to like PowerDot (get the pun?)
> which satisfies my needs
>
> Theo Stewart Professor of Statistical Sciences University of Cape
> Town


3 Jul 00:42 2007

### v2.6: An invalid argument was supplied

Hi,

I am on windows XP and I just installed the basic version:
MiKTeX-pdfTeX 2.6.2693 (1.40.3) (MiKTeX 2.6)
Copyright (C) 1982 D. E. Knuth, (C) 1996-2006 Han The Thanh
TeX is a trademark of the American Mathematical Society.

Whenever I try to install a package from the package manager I get this
message:
-----------
>mpm --install=bbm
mpm: An invalid argument was supplied.
------------------

I get the same message when I try to install from the package manager UI.

Also, I get this message if I download the MikTex complete MikTex net
install, and run it. So I have no way to get the missing packages.

Anything broken today?

-Nirmit
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3 Jul 13:22 2007

### Unknown archive type


Hi guys,

Someone suffering the same problem as I do, attempting to upgrade packages
in 2.5? Haven't tried with 2.6.

Installer complains about "unknown archive type".

Cheers,

mh

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3 Jul 13:34 2007

### Re: Unknown archive type

am Dienstag, 3. Juli 2007 um 13:22 schrieb Michael Hallgren:

> Someone suffering the same problem as I do, attempting to upgrade packages
> in 2.5? Haven't tried with 2.6.

> Installer complains about "unknown archive type".

Update first the miktex related packages.

And do not start a new thread by replying to an unrelated message and
just changing the subject line. For people who group messages by
threading in their mailer, your mail will appear as one of the replies
to the original message. It is better to start a new message for a new

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