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Beamer - A class for pro­duc­ing pre­sen­ta­tions


The beamer class is fo­cussed on pro­duc­ing (on-screen) pre­sen­ta­tions, along with sup­port ma­te­rial such as hand­outs and speaker notes. Con­tent is cre­ated in a frame en­vi­ron­ment, each of which can be di­vided up into a num­ber of slides (ac­tual out­put pages). A sim­ple 'ac­tion' no­ta­tion is used to spec­ify which ma­te­rial ap­pears on each slide within a frame. The class sup­ports a range of en­vi­ron­ments to en­able com­plex slide re­la­tion­ships to be con­structed.

The ap­pear­ance of slides is con­trolled by a tem­plate sys­tem. Many of the el­e­ments of slides can be ad­justed by set­ting sim­ple key-based val­ues in the pream­ble. More com­plex changes can be im­ple­mented by al­ter­ing spe­cific, tar­geted def­i­ni­tions with­out need­ing to re-write en­tire blocks of code. This al­lows a va­ri­ety of vi­sual ap­pear­ances to be se­lected for the same con­tent source.


The beamer class is made avail­able un­der the Project Public Li­cense (LPPL) and the GNU Public Li­cense (GPL). See the in­for­ma­tion in LICENSE for in­for­ma­tion on li­cens­ing.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (2.9M).

beamer – A class for pro­duc­ing pre­sen­ta­tions and slides

The beamer class can be used for pro­duc­ing slides. The class works in both PostScript and di­rect PDF out­put modes, us­ing the pgf graph­ics sys­tem for vi­sual ef­fects.

Con­tent is cre­ated in the frame en­vi­ron­ment, and each frame can be made up of a num­ber of slides us­ing a sim­ple no­ta­tion for spec­i­fy­ing ma­te­rial to ap­pear on each slide within a frame. Short ver­sions of ti­tle, au­thors, in­sti­tute can also be spec­i­fied as op­tional pa­ram­e­ters. Whole frame graph­ics are sup­ported by plain frames. The class sup­ports fig­ure and ta­ble en­vi­ron­ments, trans­parency ef­fects, vary­ing slide tran­si­tions and an­i­ma­tions. Beamer also pro­vides com­pat­i­bil­ity with other pack­ages like pros­per.

The pack­age now in­cor­po­rates the func­tion­al­ity of the for­mer trans­la­tor pack­age, which is used for cus­tomis­ing the pack­age for use in other lan­guage en­vi­ron­ments.

Beamer de­pends on the fol­low­ing other pack­ages: at­begshi, etool­box, hy­per­ref, if­pdf, pgf, and trans­la­tor.

Bug trackerhttps://github.com/joseph­wright/beamer/is­sues
Ver­sion3.56 2019-07-23
Li­censesFree Doc­u­men­ta­tion Li­cense
The Project Public Li­cense 1.3c
GNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense, ver­sion 2 or newer
Copy­right2003–2007 Till Tan­tau
2010 Ve­dran Miletić
2011–2015 Ve­dran Miletić, Joseph Wright
2016–2019 Joseph Wright
Main­tainerLouis Stu­art
Joseph Wright
Ve­dran Miletić (in­ac­tive)
Till Tan­tau (in­ac­tive)
TDS archivebeamer.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeX Live as beamer
MiKTeX as beamer
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