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LaTeX's article and letter document classes are the most commonly used. There are also report and book document classes, which are good for very long documents.

Here is an example of how to use the slides document class, which is useful for producing transparencies for the overhead projector.

    A sample slide
\item Slides automatically come out 
      in a large font.
\item This font is expressly designed 
      to be legible when displayed via 
      the overhead projector.
\item Avoid overloading the audience: 
      do not put too many lines on one slide.

Here are some warnings about using slides for a lecture:

If you want to make very fancy slides, you might try the seminar package. If you are going to display a talk via computer projection, you might try the package pdfscreen or the package prosper.

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