• Every slide has a toc on the left. Sometimes titles are too long to fit in it, custom toc entries for a slide maybe defined in the following manner
\begin{slide}[toc=myname,bm={LaTeX, i*i=-1}]{\color{red}\LaTeX, $i^2=-1$}
My slide contents.
\end{slide}


Now, the table of contents will contain ‘myname’ as an entry for this slide rather than the cryptic latex string at the end

• To get rid of the toc alltogether use the ‘wideslide’ environment
\begin{wideslide}
...
\end{wideslide}


This may not be available in all slide styles.

# Footnotes in latex

• In  \title, the \thanks command is used to generate a footnote
  \title{Work in Progress
\thanks{Contribution No. 1 from our lab}}
\author{A. Author\thanks{Supported by a grant}}


• In normal text use  \footnote
 In this scheme\footnote{Boneh, Gentry and Waters}, a ...


# Latex presentation with powerdot

• Heres a sample
\documentclass{powerdot}

\title{My Big Presentation}
\author{Jane Q. Doe}
%\date

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\begin{slide}{First Slide Caption}
This is the stuff on slide 1.
\end{slide}

\begin{slide}{Multiple pauses}
power\pause dot \pause
\begin{itemize}
\item Let me pause\ldots \pause
\item \ldots while I talk \pause and chew bubble gum. \pause
\item Perhaps not.
\end{itemize}
\end{slide}

\begin{slide}{Caption no.2}
This is the stuff on slide 2.
Note that $C=2\pi r$.
\end{slide}

\begin{slide}{Sphere equations}
This is the stuff on slide 3.
\begin{eqnarray}
C & = & 2 \pi r \\
A & = & 4 \pi r^2 \\
V & = & \frac{4 \pi r^3}3
\end{eqnarray}
\end{slide}

\end{document}


# Title page in latex

• Using ‘maketitle’
 \documentclass{powerdot}
\title{}
\author{}
\date
\begin{document}
\maketitle
...


• use ‘titlepage’ environment, no need for \maketitle
\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
text
\end{titlepage}
\end{document}


# Setting up latex presentations

• Using the prosper package for presentations. Can be downloaded directly from repo
• Also need to look into powerdot package/documentclass[pdf]{powerdot} which is an enhanced version of prosper
• Here is a sample presentation in prosper (that works)
\documentclass[pdf]{prosper}
\hypersetup{pdfpagemode=FullScreen}

\title{My Big Presentation}
\subtitle{which rocks}
\author{Jane Q. Doe}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\begin{slide}{First Slide Caption}
This is the stuff on slide 1.
\end{slide}

\begin{slide}{Caption no.2}
This is the stuff on slide 2.
Note that $C=2\pi r$.
\end{slide}

\begin{slide}{Sphere equations}
This is the stuff on slide 3.
\begin{eqnarray}
C & = & 2 \pi r \\
A & = & 4 \pi r^2 \\
V & = & \frac{4 \pi r^3}3
\end{eqnarray}
\end{slide}

\end{document}