I've decided to bite the bullet and do my presentations in ConTeXt this term. So far, I'm quite satisfied. I've done only very basic stuff so far (if you're interested, you can have a look at http:// www.uni-bonn.de/www/Philologie/Personal/Schmitz/Dateien.html ), but I like the result. The background is just a pdf-image that I created with metapost and reused as a page background (I found this was faster and easier than recalculating it every time...)
Things I would like to know:
I like the idea of having the small bar showing at which place in the presentations we are (such as in pre-colorful). I'd like it very minimal, though: maybe just grey squares, with the current position being white or yellow. I have a hunch that this could be achieved with \setupinteractionbar, but this command is a bit underdocumented. Hints, anybody?
I am still at a loss how to achieve one thing in ConTeXt that was pretty easy in Keynote or (shudder) Powerpoint: When I wanted to highlight something on a map or a picture, I would just draw a red circle around it. What would be the proper way to do this in ConTeXt? Adding a layer with a red circle drawn in Metapost, then positioning it by trial and error? Or can anyone point to a better solution?
And lastly: I have never seen transitions working on OS X (both Apple's Preview and Adobe Reader 7.0). Can anybody confirm that they got this working on other systems?
Sorry for the long post. I'm hoping for some enlightenment.