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Monday, November 11, 2013

Kuali Days 2013 LaTeX Beamer Templates

It's Here Again

Last year, I went with LaTeX beamer templates, so I could use .I usually use S5 or Impress JS generated from LaTeX and hyperlatex. I may still use Impress JS, but I will also create presentations in PDF using Beamer and LaTeX.

Motivation

The reason for it is mostly Speakerdeck. I am expecting to push my presentations up there immediately after doing them. I really like the Speakerdeck product though

Custom Theme

Unfortunately, the themes available for beamer don't work with Kuali Days presentations. I had to build my own theme to do it.

All of my presentations (including those from previous Kuali Days) can be found on GitHub. Likewise, you can find the templates in that same GitHub project.

Using it

Just clone the project and copy the theme to your $TEXMFHOME



Then, just create your TeX file and use the beamer theme.



Changes from KD 2012

The template is a little different. I used a background image, but I couldn't figure out how to get it into the templates. In order to use the backgrounds from KD 2013, I had to set a background image for all frames/slides in my document with the following:



For the title page, I had to override the background using this: