[NTG-context] ConTeXt vs Beamer

Alan BRASLAU alan.braslau at cea.fr
Mon Jan 25 21:55:04 CET 2016


On Mon, 25 Jan 2016 21:11:06 +0100
Saša Janiška <gour at atmarama.com> wrote:

> 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?

Beamer presentations look like ... beamer presentations.

For something simple using ConTeXt, you might want to look at the
simpleslides module. That could be a starting point.

Alan



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