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:

After playing a while with it, I've created a small slideshow that presents some features of Beamer:

Snapshot of the first slide

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:

Beamer themes

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