\documentclass[11pt,pdftex,helvetfont,4x3]{elpres}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{color}
\usepackage[perpage,para,symbol]{footmisc}
\usepackage[document]{ragged2e}
\RaggedRight

\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
  \centering
  \distance{1}
  {
    \Huge \bfseries \textcolor{blue}{Title of the presentation} \par
  }
  \vspace{1.3ex} \large
  Author\\[2ex]Date and place of presentation
  \distance{2}
\end{titlepage}

\begin{psli}[Title of first page]
The first page

\begin{itemize}
   \item first line in an itemized list
   \item second line in an itemized list
\end{itemize}
\end{psli}

\begin{psli}[Title of second page\footnote{footnotes are often not a good
    idea for a presentation}]

The second page with a nested, ``vertically compressed'' list

\begin{citemize}
   \item first line in an itemized list
   \item second line in an itemized list
   \begin{cenumerate}
      \item first line of numbered list
      \item second line of numbered list
   \end{cenumerate}
   \item final line in itemized list\footnote{\dots\ so there should be
     good reasons to insert a second comment on the same page}
\end{citemize}

{\small For footnotes, the \texttt{footmisc} package, at least with the
  options \texttt{perpage} and \texttt{symbol} is recommended. \par}
\end{psli}


\begin{rsli}
A final page for freely arranged text and
graphics\footnote{References to scientific publications may be added
  as footnotes}
\end{rsli}
\end{document}