1.10. Prosper

1.10.1 General Description
1.10.2 Requirements
1.10.3 Homepage
1.10.4 Copyright and License

1.10.1. General Description

Prosper is a LaTeX class for writing transparencies. It is written on top of the seminar class by Timothy Van Zandt. It aims at offering an environment for easily creating slides for both presentations with an overhead projector and a video projector. Slides prepared for a presentation with a computer and a video projector may integrate animation effects, incremental display, and such.

1.10.1.1. Example

Example 1.9. prosper Example

\documentclass[slideColor,colorBG,pdf,azure]{prosper}

\usepackage{textcomp}

\title{The \texttt{Prosper} Class}
\subtitle{Producing Slides with \LaTeX}
\author{John Doe}
\email{jd@eval.com}
\institution{The Evaluation Company}
\slideCaption{Slides with \texttt{Prosper}/\LaTeX}

\begin{document}

\maketitle

\overlays{3}{
  \begin{slide}{Introduction}

    The \texttt{Prosper} class translates into two different formats:
    \begin{itemize}
    \item Adobe\textregistered\ \it{Postscript}\texttrademark
    \item Adobe\textregistered\ \it{Portable Document Format}
          \texttrademark\ (PDF)
    \end{itemize}

    The compilation process:\\
    \fromSlide*{1}{\fbox{\LaTeX}}%
    \fromSlide*{2}{$\rightarrow$ \fbox{DVI}}%
    \fromSlide*{3}{$\rightarrow$ \fbox{PostScript} or \fbox{PDF}}%
  \end{slide}
}

\end{document}


See Figure 1.10, “prosper example: page in Acrobat Reader”.

Figure 1.10. prosper example: page in Acrobat Reader

prosper example: page in Acrobat Reader


1.10.2. Requirements

1.10.2.1. Mandatory

  • graphicx.sty, seminar.sty, hyperref.sty

  • Slide styles need PSTricks and AMSLaTeX (amssymb)

  • Recent version of Ghostscript (version >= 6.0) to produce PDF

1.10.2.2. Additionals

  • HA-Prosper The HA-prosper package for LaTeX provides a way to make nice looking slides using LaTeX. This gives you the opportunity to copy and paste formulas from your papers directly into the presentation. The package has been based on the prosper class but offers a lot of new possibilities and some bug fixes.

  • Prosper-make allows you to easily generate your Prosper presentation in the most common formats.

  • ppr-prv stands for "Prosper Preview". The aim of this class is to produce a printable version of the slides written with Prosper, with two slides per page.

  • DTU-style for prosper compatible with the DTU (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical university of Denmark) Powerpoint style.

  • Wiki Prosper is a WikiWikiWeb dedicated to the use of the LaTeX Prosper style.

1.10.3. Homepage

http://sourceforge.net/projects/prosper/ (last time checked: 2009-04-24)

1.10.4. Copyright and License

Copyright (c) 2000 Frederic Goualard, all rights reserved.

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