Some Beamer Tips

Created: 2018-05-26   Category: tex   Print this articleBack to Home

Summary

This post contains some tips for using Beamer.

Some Basic Information on Beamer Usage

Beamer Bibliography Icon with Biblatex

The original source is at https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/68084.

Add the followings to the preamble.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage[style=authoryear,backend=bibtex]{biblatex}
\usepackage{hyperref}

\setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}{
  \ifboolexpr{ test {\ifentrytype{book}} or test {\ifentrytype{mvbook}}
    or test {\ifentrytype{collection}} or test {\ifentrytype{mvcollection}}
    or test {\ifentrytype{reference}} or test {\ifentrytype{mvreference}} }
    {\setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}[book]}
    {\ifentrytype{online}
       {\setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}[online]}
       {\setbeamertemplate{bibliography item}[article]}}%
  \usebeamertemplate{bibliography item}}

\defbibenvironment{bibliography}
  {\list{}
     {\settowidth{\labelwidth}{\usebeamertemplate{bibliography item}}%
      \setlength{\leftmargin}{\labelwidth}%
      \setlength{\labelsep}{\biblabelsep}%
      \addtolength{\leftmargin}{\labelsep}%
      \setlength{\itemsep}{\bibitemsep}%
      \setlength{\parsep}{\bibparsep}}}
  {\endlist}
  {\item}

\addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib}

\nocite{glashow,markey,knuth:ct:a,knuth:ct:b,companion,bertram,ctan}
\begin{frame}[noframenumbering,plain,allowframebreaks]{References}
\printbibliography
\end{frame}

Insert Logo on The Upper Right of Every Frame

Add the followings to the preamble.

\newcommand\AtPagemyUpperLeft[1]{\AtPageLowerLeft{
\put(\LenToUnit{0.88\paperwidth},\LenToUnit{0.92\paperheight}){#1}}}
\AddToShipoutPictureFG{
	\AtPagemyUpperLeft{
	{
		\includegraphics[width=1.5cm,keepaspectratio]{fig/logo.jpg}
	}
	}
}%

It is better to re-define ``frametitle’’ to put logo on the upper-right corner, as follows:

\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}
{
    \begin{beamercolorbox}[rounded=true,sep=0.3cm,ht=1.7em,wd=\paperwidth]{frametitle}
        \insertframetitle
        \hfill
        \raisebox{-0.8mm}{\includegraphics[width=1cm]{fig/logo.png}}
    \end{beamercolorbox}
}

Table of Contents at The Beginning of Every Section and Subsection

\AtBeginSection[]
{
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Outline}
\tableofcontents[currentsection]
\end{frame}
}
\AtBeginSubsection[]
{
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Outline}
\tableofcontents[currentsection,
		 currentsubsection,
		 hideothersubsections,
		 sectionstyle=show/shaded,
		 subsectionstyle=show/shaded,]
\end{frame}
}

My Own Configuration of Some Boxes Using The tcolorbox Package

A manual for the tcolorbox package can be found here.

\usepackage[most]{tcolorbox}
% Highlight Oval Box
\newtcbox{\xmybox}[1][red]{on line,
arc=7pt,colback=#1!10!white,colframe=#1!50!black,
before upper={\rule[-3pt]{0pt}{10pt}},boxrule=1pt,
boxsep=0pt,left=6pt,right=6pt,top=2pt,bottom=2pt}
%% Usage: \xmybox[green]{<some content>}
% Box for stating problems
\newtcolorbox{defbox}[1]{
    enhanced,
    attach boxed title to top   left={xshift=2mm,yshift=-3mm,yshifttext=-1mm},
    colback=blue!5!white,
    colframe=blue!75!black,
    coltitle=blue!80!black,
    left=1mm,right=1mm,top=2mm,bottom=0mm,
    title={#1},
    fonttitle=\bfseries,
    boxed title style={size=small,colback=blue!5!white,colframe=blue!75!black}
}%
%% Usage \begin{defbox}{<title>} <some content> \end{defbox}
% Box for announcement
\newtcolorbox{infobox}[1]{
    enhanced,
    attach boxed title to top   left={xshift=2mm,yshift=-3mm,yshifttext=-1mm},
    colback=green!5!white,
    colframe=green!75!black,
    coltitle=green!80!black,
    left=1mm,right=1mm,top=2mm,bottom=0mm,
    title={#1},
    fonttitle=\bfseries,
    boxed title style={size=small,colback=green!5!white,colframe=green!75!black}
}%
%% Usage \begin{infobox}{<title>} <some content> \end{infobox}
% Theorem Box
\newtcbtheorem[number within=section]{thrm}%
  {Theorem}{theorem style=plain,
    enhanced jigsaw,
    top=0mm,bottom=0mm,
     fonttitle=\bfseries\upshape,fontupper=\slshape,
     colframe=blue!75!black,colback=blue!5!white,coltitle=blue!50!blue!75!black}{thrm}%
%% Usage \begin{thrm}{<title>}{<label>} <some content> \end{thrm}
%% For citation, use ref{thrm:<label>}
%% If you don't want to use numbering: \begin{thrm*}{<title>}{<label>} <some content> \end{thrm*}

Creating Handout using pgfpages

% For Handout
\usepackage{pgfpages}
\pgfpagesuselayout{4 on 1}[a4paper,landscape=true]

Several Authors with Different Institutions

The original source is at https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/17963.

\author[shortname]{author1 \inst{1} \and author2 \inst{2}}
\institute[shortinst]{\inst{1} affiliation for author1 \and %
                      \inst{2} affiliation for author2}

Remove Footer in the Title Page

{
\setbeamertemplate{footline}{}  % Remove footer in the title page
 
}
\addtocounter{framenumber}{-1} % Do not count the title page in frame numbering

Customize Beamer Titlepage

The original tutorial is at https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/25318. The idea is to use \defbeamertemplate.

\documentclass{beamer}
\defbeamertemplate*{title page}{customized}[1][]
{
  \usebeamerfont{title}\inserttitle\par
  \usebeamerfont{subtitle}\usebeamercolor[fg]{subtitle}\insertsubtitle\par
  
  \usebeamerfont{author}\insertauthor\par
  \usebeamerfont{institute}\insertinstitute\par
  \usebeamerfont{date}\insertdate\par
  \usebeamercolor[fg]{titlegraphic}\inserttitlegraphic
}
\title{A customized title page}
\subtitle{for demonstration}
\author{Stefan Kottwitz}
\date{\today}

Adjust space between frametitle and content

The original source is at https://latex.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15137.

You can set the distances that fit your need.

% The first \vspace* moves the frametitle, and the second one moves the text coming after the frame title
\addtobeamertemplate{frametitle}{\vspace*{0cm}}{\vspace*{-0.5cm}}

You can also use \vspace command to manually ``adjust’’ your Beamer frames when using overlay and other animation stuffs.

Different contents in presentation slide and handout


\mode<beamer|second|trans|article>{
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=}
% insert stuffs used in the presentation slide only
}

\mode<handout>{
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=}
% insert stuffs used in the handout only
}

Insert PDF file

To insert a PDF file, in the preamble, add the pdfpages package.

% Include PDF
\usepackage{pdfpages}

For instance, to insert file.pdf:

\includepdf[pages=-]{file.pdf}

For more information, see the package’s documentation.

Handle overlays while printing handout

The original source is at https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/129165.

In specifying overlay options, you can add the handout:<number> option. For example, \only<1-3| handout:1>{content-1} will print content-1 that appears in frames 1 to 3 as the first page of the handout; \only<4-5| handout:2>{content-2} prints content-2 which appears in frames 4 and 5 as the second page of the handout; and \only<6-| handout:0>{content-3} will instruct beamer not to print content-3 that appears on frame 6 onwards. Notice that a space is needed between | and handout.

To not show an item/graphic in the handout, simply set handout:0.


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