On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 12:32:44PM -0400, Richard Kowalczyk wrote:
I have been thinking about using Inkscape and Inkview as a
for powerpoint (one of the few reasons to reboot to Windows).
(a) Is there a better way to do this? I could do everything in LaTex,
but I then I lose the ability to tweak the result, such as moving
pictures around, or changing font sizes, etc., like I have in
powerpoint, or Inkscape.
Sounds like you've got a good setup. I've not heard of a better way,
although Ted's presentation stuff may be worth looking at. Ted, maybe
you can throw in some comments?
The Xorg/Cairo folks do SVG presentations, although they use a different
tool for it (I asked keithp about this last year, but the tool wasn't as
polished as inkview at the time). Their interesting approach was to
write the presentation in an XML format and use XSLT to transform it
(b) Is anyone else using Inkscape for presentations? Interested in
Yes, several of us have used inkview for presentations, although it
sounds like you've gone a step or two beyond us. :-)
(c) Step 3b is pretty poor right now - I am still working on it, but
conversion process basically creates a seperate text element for every
letter. I can do some processing to improve on this, but it is very
inelegant. Anyone have a better idea?
(d) Also in step 3b, I am losing some greek letters (but not all) in the
conversion from LaTex to svg. I have not tracked the cause of this down
I assume you're going LaTeX->PS->SVG? Try viewing the Postscript file
and see if the text is presented there correctly. If so, then that
suggests a PS->SVG transformation issue. Also, by 'losing' do you mean
the text is gone completely or it just doesn't display (look in the SVG
file in a text editor). If the text is there but just not getting
displayed, it could be a font problem.