Designing Attractive Presentations

This page is designed to offer resources for designing slide show presentations in Beamer, a LaTeX package.

I use a Windows 7 platform and the information provided here is primarily for Windows users. The notable exception is that all of the programs I use for image editing are cross platform (and free!).

LaTeX Setup

LaTeX is the primary formatting software used to design attractive presentations. Using LaTeX requires a text editing program (even as simple as Windows Notepad) and a LaTeX compiler. To get acquainted with LaTeX refer to "A Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX" listed below.


Beamer is a LaTeX package that generates great presentations. It is very flexible and is simple to use once you have understood LaTeX basics.

Image Editing

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Installing TeXtext