[NTG-context] ConTeXt vs Beamer

Saša Janiška gour at atmarama.com
Mon Jan 25 21:11:06 CET 2016


Hello,

I have just checked that my first post to this list was more than 10yrs
ago (end of 2002). Then I was working on some full-sized books and ended
up with LyX/LaTex. Later, had few attempts to switch to ConTeXt, but as
a result I reduced even my LyX/LaTeX usage and was using light markups
like rst/AsciiDoc for my writing needs without higher-quality
typesetting.

Yesterday I had to help my wife to put together some medicine-related
presentation for the meeting at her working place and used LyX/LaTeX
with Beamer class.

Considering that there might be need to do such thing more often in the
future as well as possibility that I might have to produce lot of
presentations for my public lectures/workshops based on philosophy (iow.
 no need of math), I am again in the position to consider ConTeXt, but
this time mostly for presentations.

I'm (well) aware of ConTeXt's advantage in the sense of being complete
package without clashing of different packages which usually happens in
LaTeX world, I wonder if someone can give some piece of advice to learn
and/or switch ConTeXt for preparing presentations instead of learning
lot of LaTeX packages?

How does ConTeXt compare for the purpose vs LaTeX/Beamer?

I'm on Linux (running Debian Sid) and use Vim as my primary editor so
wonder if ConTeXt users recommend to e.g. prepare drafts of their
documents like rst/AsciiDoc/markdown and then convert them into ConTeXt
with tool(s) like Pandoc?


Sincerely,
Gour

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