Short presentation of the LaTeX beamer class
[ Created on November 22nd, 2005 | last modifications on March 19th, 2006 (links to my own presentations with Beamer) ]
The beamer class is a LaTeX class that allows you to create a beamer presentation. It can also be used to create slides. The official homepage is here: http://latex-beamer.sourceforge.net/.
After playing a while with it, I've created a small slideshow that presents some features of Beamer:
You can download the presentation in PDF format (684kb). But since it is good to learn by looking at codes other people wrote, you can download also the original TeX file (6.6kb) and the archive (tar.gz, 265kb) containing all the images you'll need to create it correctly.
I didn't find it first but there is a very good Beamer user guide. It is very useful (even for non-beamer aspects like the guidelines for creating a presentation)!
Examples of presentations
You'll find here some examples of presentations I made with LaTeX Beamer:
- Random Field Theory in functional imaging, January 2006
- Messagerie instantanée sous GNU/Linux (introduction to Instant Messaging under GNU/Linux), March 2006
Since I wanted to see what are the default themes with Beamer, I created these small thumbnails. I really like some of them (Berkeley, shadow, ...).
Antibes - bars
Bergen - Berlin
Boadilla - boxes
classic - Copenhagen
Darmstadt - default
Dresden - Frankfurt
Goettingen - Hannover
Ilmenau - JuanLesPins
Lined - Luebeck
Madrid - Malmoe
Marburg - Montpellier
PaloAlto - Pittsburgh
Rochester - shadow
sidebar - Singapore
split - Szeged
tree - Warsaw