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Issue #108 wontfix

Frame Content Layout Templates

Anonymous created an issue

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

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous

    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}
    
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