LaTeX

Document editing

The reference as soon as you start writting scientific papaers. It can be found a bit everywhere but the official site is here.

\LaTeX

Slideshow/Presentations

Beamer

Beamer is an extension that makes it possible to create a whole set of slides. It’s very easy to change the slides’s template and their themes, and everything will be rendered with the perfect quality known to LaTeX, just great !

Beamer themes

All themes and extensions presented here are available for download at the following address.

beamer_themes

Complete themes

These themes are available here.

Charcoal beamer theme title Charcoal beamer theme what is it PDF

  • Maizieres : a light theme for very serious presentations :) Uses a background image available here.

Maizieres beamer theme title Maizieres beamer theme what is it PDF

  • LigneClaire : a light a sober theme. Uses a background image available here.

Ligne Claire beamer theme title LigneClaire beamer theme what is it PDF

  • DemoSplitBarBKG : quite an uninteresting theme that is just a demo for splitbarsbackground (see below)

DemoSplitBarBKG beamer theme title DemoSplitBarBKG what for PDF

“Outer” structure and color themes

These themes are available here et there.

  • splitbarsbackground : An “outer theme” that makes it possible to include a background image and to have information displayed in two separated areas of the slide’s footer. See DemoSplitBarBKG (above) for an example.
  • pagenumberandbackground : An “outer theme” that will only display a page number in one of the slide’s corners as well as a background image. Used in LigneClaire, ClassyCharcoal and Maizières themes.
  • blackbird : a dark color theme: orange on black. Used in ClassyCharcoal theme.
  • barnowl : a light color theme: dark orange on white with alerts displayed in violet1. Used in Maizieres and LigneClaire themes.

Extensions and other resources

carvedboxes demonstration PDF

  • Someone wrote  there, an interesting extension “handoutWithNotes” that makes it possible to display slides on a single column while having empty lines on the left in order to have some room to take notes for instance. Very useful indeed.
  1. and yes I known owls very rarely wear violet feathers… []