Which is a good source for quickly learning about the LaTeX beamer class?

I have to give a talk and must programme the slides using LaTeX. Many images will be included, too. Which is a good quick way to learn making slides with LaTeX. I know the most elementary things (typesetting equations and so on) but have never made slides.

Best Answer

The LaTeX Beamer Class Homepage

The beamer class is a LaTeX class that allows you to create a beamer presentation. It can also be used to create slides. It behaves similarly to other packages like Prosper, but has the advantage that it works together directly with pdflatex, but also with dvips.

Once you have installed the beamer class, the basic steps to create a beamer presentation are the following:

Specify beamer as document class instead of article.
Structure your LaTeX text using \section and \subsection commands.
Place the text of the individual slides inside \frame commands.
Run pdflatex on the text (or latex and dvips).


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