# Issues

Issue #108 wontfix

# Frame Content Layout Templates

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There are some compositions of frame contents (which should be described in section 8.2.8 in the user guide, btw.) that recur on a regular basis, for example pro/con lists ('comparison') or the profile of some person with mini-bio and headshot or a captioned picture.

Beamer's capabilities for frame headers, footers and sidebars easily outperform Powerpoint and the like, but I wish it also had content templates, cf. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint-help/HA010338412.aspx

## Example of possible code

\begin{frame}[template=comparison]{Pros and Cons}
\setbeamertext{pro}{$+$}
\setbeamertext{con}{$-$}
\begin{itemize}
\item first pro
\end{itemize}
\templatebreak% perhaps unnecessary
\begin{itemize}
\item first con
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}


## Variant

\begin{frame}[template=comparison]{Pros and Cons}
\paragraph{$+$}
%\templatebreak
\begin{itemize}
\item first pro
\end{itemize}
\templatebreak
\paragraph{$-$}
%\templatebreak
\begin{itemize}
\item first con
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

1. There is an almost endless list of potential additions of this type. My feeling is that this is not necessarily desirable: there is a limit to what is really useful and maintainable.