### background image in LaTeX Beamer presentation

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This post shows how one can change the background image in a Beamer presentation: %% all slides \usebackgroundtemplate{ \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth, height=\paperheight]{my_bg_image} } %% single slide { \usebackgroundtemplate{\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth]{my_bg_image}} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Frame with nice background} \begin{itemize} \item 1 \item 2 \item 3 \end{itemize} \end{frame} } The above method spans the image to cover the entire page size. To include… Read more »

### Modify spacings in listing (itemize/enumerate) environments for LaTeX Beamer

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I don’t usually worry about display options in LaTeX since it does a good job most of the time. However, when I write presentations using LaTeX Beamer, I make use of the itemize and enumerate environments quite often to list ideas, and the default setting in most of the templates lack generous spacing between items… Read more »

### Non-LaTeX presentations using org-mode – S5 and HTML5 slides

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I recently had frustrations with presentations written using MS Powerpoint; I’m not even going to mention KeyNote as it is only available on a Mac. LibreOffice is my WYSIWYG editor on my Linux machine for writing quick and nicely formatted content. I also have MS Office installed on my machine using WINE. I sometimes use… Read more »

### spacing between items in itemize or enumerate environments (lists)

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In LaTeX Beamer, I wanted to adjust the spacing between items in an itemize environment. This post shows how to do it for each individual itemize environment: \begin{itemize}\addtolength{\itemsep}{-0.5\baselineskip} \item one \item two \end{itemize} To do it globally, one can use the enumitem environment per this post; one can actually change lots of feature using enumitem…. Read more »

### Poster presentation

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I have to do a poster presentation, and I prefer to do it in LaTeX (as opposed to MS Powerpoint, Adobe InDesign/Pagemaker or Scribus) because I don’t want to worry about formatting and I have existing code from LaTeX Beamer presentations and other tex files. beamerposter is probably the easiest after googling. To get started,… Read more »

### Presentations/slideshows in a web browser using S5

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I use LaTeX Beamer whenever I write a a presentation because I’m familiar with LaTeX and want to keep up with the skillset, I prefer to write in plain text, especially in emacs, and I don’t have to spend time working on the how the presentation looks and just have to worry about content. I… Read more »

### Custom background in LaTeX’s Beamer

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In powerpoint or keynote, you can easily insert a background image in your slides. In Beamer, this can be done with little effort. I found instructions here. Just put the following in the preamble: \usebackgroundtemplate{ \includegraphics{Path to image} }

### Inclusion of movies / animations / interactive plots in latex docs / beamer slides

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Check out the movie15 package for including multimedia inside in Beamer slides. Some references are here, here, and here. Note that movies are currently playable in only Adobe Reader/Acrobat. Mac’s Preview and other pdf readers currently do not support it. However, I know hope support will be given in the near future.

### Animation / Interactive plots in R for inclusion in html websites or latex documents (beamer)

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Been wanting to do an interactive/animated plot like the one here for a while (go to the Taylor example). Sage looks like a good program to generate animated graphics, but R is my primary language of choice as a statistician. I don’t want to learn another language just for a single feature (although the other… Read more »