I would like to prepare a set of presentation slides (ppt or pdf format) which would also include some Geogebra interactive applets. Does anyone knows how to do this (if it is possible at all)?
I'm always hesitant to say things are impossible
because there are a lot of clever people out there.
But I would say what you are asking is impossible
if you restrict the carrying document to ppt or pdf.
However, for a presentation, why not use html pages?
I have frequently created pages for this purpose.
You can chain the pages as in a slide show.
Even better you can include branches, etc.
(I can provide detail if this is not clear.)
All the Best
Zen Biker Maniac
If you dont want to use two Programms and swap between then ...
Why not use s5 (A Simple Standards-Based Slide Show System)!?
This is a XHTML and CSS-based Presentation-System. I dont know, if it can also be used with Java-Applets, but try it ...
englisch website: http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/s5/
german origen: http://yatil.de/s5/
Everything is on one page, you only use css-visibilty to show the diffrent slides.
Regards ... Birgit
Thanks for the link, Birgit.
I have looked at this one before.
There may have been a problem with applets (such as GeoGebra).
I shall check it out and report back (tomorrow?).
S5 is certainly an excellent product - does a simple thing very well.
I have done some very brief trials with S5.
S5 worked as expected but Applets (including GeoGebra) did not.
I have written directly to Eric Meyer asking him for his view.
If this does not produce a solution I shall make a further posting.
I have been able to run a GeoGebra applet within Eric Meyer's S5 system.
My initial problem was that I usually use Firefox 2 and there is a display bug.
I tried again with IE7 and (after allowing ActiveX) it worked immediately.
(I think the Firefox bug is a known problem with gecko-based browsers :(
The problem is that the top 80% (approx) of the applet is blank.
So only the bottom 20% of the applet is visible.
I would be interested to know if there is a workaround for this. :question:
Birgit, thanks again for the link that reminded me to look at this again. :D
I've checked out S5 and I like it a lot - in general - but it's not a perfect solution. What if I also want to include nontrivial mathematical expressions (I usually use beamer package in LaTeX)?
I found Meyer´s S5 a very interesting solution, and have tested it with Safari, IE, Firefox and Opera with one slide containing a ggb applet.
It works in a way, but there is a general problem with S5 and Java Applets:
S5 makes one html-page of all the slides and the applet is connected to the whole page, not to the individual slide, so all the browsers (except Safari, and possibly newer versions of the others) have problems with displaying the ggb applet on the right slide with different glitches:
ggb on wrong slide, only displaying part of the ggb, and so on...
If you present a slideshow yourself and are aware of the problems it is a workable solution, but it is not good enough for publishing on the web for others.
One possible solution is to use HotEqn, which is an applet that shows latex on html-pages as graphics;
(Your solution with Beamer and pdf is faster to work with, but if you want to include Ggb, I think html, and HotEqn is the way to go.)
jsMath is another option to incorporate latex in html:
Indeed, this might be a better solution than HotEqn.
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