Debian Conference 5, Helsinki, 11. July 2005
Since Openoffice.Org appeared we have all what users of other operating systems are using to build there high quality presentations. Do we really?
A high quality presentation is based on a highly structured, logical skeleton of thoughts which has to be made visible in the scope of the talk. A talk is not just a sequence of items illustrated by some images and sketches. While you can fairly do this also with "the usual" office tools you have to dive deep into their documentation to find out how it works to apply a logic and go away from manual formatting.
For textprocessing the answer for this problem is LaTeX - for presenatations the answer is LaTeX beamer.
Coming from the other end (like MagicPoint) some certain advantages of using LaTeX for presentations will be explained.