New CTAN package: lecturer

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Wed Jul 28 00:12:10 CEST 2010

that old daemon was warned to expect something big, and...

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: lecturer
> Author's name: Paul Isambert
> Location on CTAN: macros/generic
> Summary description: On-screen presentations with PDF features for
>		       (almost) all formats.
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Lecturer creates slides for on-screen presentations based on PDF
> features without manipulating TeX's typesetting process. The
> presentation flow relies on PDF's abilities to display content step by
> step. 
> Features include:
> - Free positioning of anything anywhere in painted areas on the slide,
>   as well as in the main textblock. 
> - Numerous attributes to control the layout and the presentation flow,
>   from TeX's primitive dimensions to the visibility of steps. 
> - Feature inheritance from global to local settings, with intermediate
>   types.
> - Basic drawing facilities to produce symbols, e.g. for list items or
>   buttons. 
> - Colors, transparency, shades, and pictures.
> - Navigation with links, pop-up menus, and customizable bookmarks.
> - Easy switch between presentation and handout.
> - PDF transitions.
> Besides the traditional documentation, the distribution includes a
> visual doc (LecturerDemo-VisualDoc.pdf) and six demo presentations
> ranging from geometric abstraction to classic style to silly video
> game.
> Lecturer is designed for all formats except ConTeXt MkIV (because of
> clashes in management of PDF objects, probably), works only with
> pdfTeX and LuaTeX for the time being, and requires texapi and yax,
> both v.1.02.
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

thanks for the upload; i have installed it, and created a catalogue
entry for it.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at

of course, the catalogue entry won't appear on the web until some time

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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