After creating the graphics for my animation, easily and with no swearing at all, as described in the previous blog post. I was faced with the challenge of putting them into OpenOffice.
I thought for a minute, and cried to myself, "God I wish I were doing the slides in LaTex!"
Because this would be enough to create my slides:
And best of all, having once done this and noticed a flaw in the basic code I used to create this (I forgot to turn gray on for the arc labels), I just had to correct the flaw with a quick insertion of \g into each slide and run my compile command again:
> for next in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11; do latex graphic-$next.tex; dvipdf graphic-$next.dvi;\
pdfcrop graphic-$next.pdf; done
> pdflatex test-animation.tex
and the whole thing is fixed. In OpenOffice, I would have had to manually replace each graphic with the corrected one.
That determined me! From now on, I'm creating a LaTex mockup of my slides before I create the final version in OpenOffice!