Prosper is a LaTeX documentclass for producing slides. The typical output is a PDF file which is suitable for on-screen viewing, but Postscript output for printing on paper or transparencies also can be produced.
The purpose of this document is to provide a quick overview of the structure of Prosper's input file. It assumes that the reader is knowledgeable about LaTeX.
This page was created in January 2003. The information herein is based on version 1.00.4 of Prosper. See the last section of this tutorial for web resources for Prosper.
The gallery page shows a sampler of slides produced by Prosper.
I have written this tutorial primarily for the use of graduate students in the department of Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC. I have assumed throughout, without elaboration, that the underlying operating system is Linux or something UNIX-like, because that's what we use in the department.
Since LaTeX and Prosper are platform-independent, examples and advice given here should carry over to other platforms. The specifics of compilation and execution, however, will vary; you will have to consult with your local TeXnician if you need help with that.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250, USA