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For a math talk, typing equations in PowerPoint is a really painful process, and yes, it's very far from the beautiful layout of LaTeX.

Is there a FREE non-PowerPoint software which I can use to create a nice talk which has support for LaTeX?

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Beamer class for $\LaTeX$ might be what you're looking for! –  user21436 Feb 11 '12 at 4:44
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There is a package called beamer in LaTeX that is designed for presentations. –  Stefan Smith Feb 11 '12 at 4:45
    
Gee. Thanks Kannappan. What did they serve for breakfast today? :D –  kodyv Feb 11 '12 at 5:01
    
@KoundinyaVajjha I didn't take breakfast here today –  user21436 Feb 11 '12 at 5:04
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I sent you a sample. Here is a good talk: youtube.com/watch?v=yL_-1d9OSdk –  Will Jagy Feb 11 '12 at 6:12
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Beamer is very powerful, and (after the usual learning curve) easy to use. Looks good, too!

After unsatisfactory experiences with earlier LaTeX presentation tools, I have used Beamer (for contest typesetting) without too many headaches for a few years.

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As Andre has pointed out, Beamer is a "classical" way in which presentations are made for a math talk. It looks cute.

Here is a very quick guided tour of how to use this package. (This link was found on the Wikipedia!)

Here is a tutorial that talks about other ways of preparing slides using $\LaTeX$ for a seminar talk.

But having said this, I prefer giving a talk on the black board, and handing out notes for the talk.

P.S.: If the task is to be accomplished pretty quickly, you may resort to searching for a template. Ask Prof. Google and he seems to know pretty good templates!

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@Downvoter Care to explain? –  user21436 Mar 31 '12 at 8:26
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