# beamer / doc / beamerug-globalstructure.tex

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These commands are used to create a \emph{static} structure, meaning that the resulting presentation is normally presented one slide after the other in the order the slides occur. Section~\ref{section-nonlinear} explains which commands can be used to create the \emph{interactive} structure. For the interactive structure, you must interact with the presentation program, typically by clicking on hyperlinks, to advance the presentation. \subsection{Adding a Title Page} You can use the |\titlepage| command to insert a title page into a frame. By default, it will arrange the following elements on the title page: the document title, the author(s)'s names, their affiliation, a title graphic, and a date. \begin{command}{\titlepage} Inserts the text of a title page into the current frame. \example |\frame{\titlepage}| \example |\frame[plain]{\titlepage}| for a titlepage that fills the whole frame. \lyxnote If you use the Title'' style in your presentation, a title page is automatically inserted. \begin{element}{title page}\yes\yes\yes This template is invoked when the |\titlepage| command is used. \begin{templateoptions} \itemoption{default}{\oarg{alignment}} The title page is typeset showing the title, followed by the author, his or her affiliation, the date, and a titlegraphic. If any of these are missing, they are not shown. Except for the titlegraphic, if the \beamer-color |title|, |author|, |institute|, or |date| is defined, respectively, it is used to as textcolor for these entries. If a background color is defined for them, a colored bar in the corresponding color is drawn behind them, spanning the text width. The corresponding \beamer-fonts are used for these entries. The \meta{alignment} option is passed on the |beamercolorbox| and can be used, for example, to flush the title page to the left by specifying |left| here. \end{templateoptions} The following commands are useful for this template: \begin{templateinserts} \iteminsert{\insertauthor} inserts a version of the author's name that is useful for the title page. \iteminsert{\insertdate} inserts the date. \iteminsert{\insertinstitute} inserts the institute. \iteminsert{\inserttitle} inserts a version of the document title that is useful for the title page. \iteminsert{\insertsubtitle} inserts a version of the document title that is useful for the title page. \iteminsert{\inserttitlegraphic} inserts the title graphic into a template. \end{templateinserts} \end{element} \end{command} For compatibility with other classes, in |article| mode the following command is also provided: \begin{command}{\maketitle} \beamernote If used inside a frame, it has the same effect as |\titlepage|. If used outside a frame, it has the same effect as |\frame{\titlepage}|; in other words, a frame is added if necessary. \end{command} Before you invoke the title page command, you must specify all elements you wish to be shown. This is done using the following commands: \begin{command}{\title\oarg{short title}\marg{title}} The \meta{short title} is used in headlines and footlines. Inside the \meta{title} line breaks can be inserted using the double-backslash command. \example \begin{verbatim} \title{The Beamer Class} \title[Short Version]{A Very Long Title\\Over Several Lines} \end{verbatim} \articlenote The short form is ignored in |article| mode. \end{command} \begin{command}{\subtitle\oarg{short subtitle}\marg{subtitle}} The \meta{short subtitle} is not used by default, but is available via the insert |\insertshortsubtitle|. The subtitle is shown below the title in a smaller font. \example \begin{verbatim} \title{The Beamer Class} \subtitle{An easily paced introduction with many examples.} \end{verbatim} \articlenote This command causes the subtitle to be appended to the title with a linebreak and a |\normalsize| command issued before it. This may or may not be what you would like to happen. \end{command} \begin{command}{\author\oarg{short author names}\marg{author names}} The names should be separated using the command |\and|. In case authors have different affiliations, they should be suffixed by the command |\inst| with different parameters. \example |\author[Hemaspaandra et al.]{L. Hemaspaandra\inst{1} \and T. Tantau\inst{2}}| \articlenote The short form is ignored in |article| mode. \end{command} \begin{command}{\institute\oarg{short institute}\marg{institute}} If more than one institute is given, they should be separated using the command |\and| and they should be prefixed by the command |\inst| with different parameters. \example \begin{verbatim} \institute[Universities of Rijeka and Berlin]{ \inst{1}Department of Informatics\\ University of Rijeka \and \inst{2}Fakult\"at f\"ur Elektrotechnik und Informatik\\ Technical University of Berlin} \end{verbatim} \articlenote The short form is ignored in |article| mode. The long form is also ignored, except if the document class (like |llncs|) defines it. \end{command} \begin{command}{\date\oarg{short date}\marg{date}} \example|\date{\today}| or |\date[STACS 2003]{STACS Conference, 2003}|. \articlenote The short form is ignored in |article| mode. \end{command} \begin{command}{\titlegraphic\marg{text}} The \meta{text} is shown as title graphic. Typically, a picture environment is used as \meta{text}. \example |\titlegraphic{\pgfuseimage{titlegraphic}}| \articlenote The command is ignored in |article| mode. \end{command} \begin{command}{\subject\marg{text}} Enters the \meta{text} as the subject text in the \pdf\ document info. It currently has no other effect. \end{command} \begin{command}{\keywords\marg{text}} Enters the \meta{text} as keywords in the \pdf\ document info. It currently has no other effect. \end{command} By default, the |\title| and |\author| commands will also insert their arguments into a resulting \pdf-file in the document information fields. This may cause problems if you use complicated things like boxes as arguments to these commands. In this case, you might wish to switch off the automatic generation of these entries using the following class option: \begin{classoption}{usepdftitle=false} Suppresses the automatic generation of title and author entries in the \pdf\ document information. \end{classoption} \subsection{Adding Sections and Subsections} You can structure your text using the commands |\section| and |\subsection|. Unlike standard \LaTeX, these commands will not create a heading at the position where you use them. Rather, they will add an entry to the table of contents and also to the navigation bars. In order to create a line break in the table of contents (usually not a good idea), you can use the command |\breakhere|. Note that the standard command |\\| does not work (actually, we do not really know why; comments would be appreciated). \begin{command}{\section\sarg{mode specification}\oarg{short section name}\marg{section name}} Starts a section. No heading is created. The \meta{section name} is shown in the table of contents and in the navigation bars, except if \meta{short section name} is specified. In this case, \meta{short section name} is used in the navigation bars instead. If a \meta{mode specification} is given, the command only has an effect for the specified modes. \example |\section[Summary]{Summary of Main Results}| \articlenote The \meta{mode specification} allows you to provide an alternate section command in |article| mode. This is necessary for example if the \meta{short section name} is unsuitable for the table of contents: \example \begin{verbatim} \section[Results]{Results on the Main Problem} \section
{Results on the Main Problem} \end{verbatim} \begin{element}{section in toc}\yes\yes\yes This template is used when a section entry is to be typeset. For the permissible \meta{options} see the parent template |table of contents|. The following commands are useful for this template: \begin{templateinserts} \iteminsert{\inserttocsection} inserts the table of contents version of the current section name. \iteminsert{\inserttocsectionnumber} inserts the number of the current section (in the table of contents). \end{templateinserts} \end{element} \begin{element}{section in toc shaded}\yes\yes\yes This template is used instead of the previous one if the section should be shown in a shaded way, because it is not the current section. For the permissible \meta{options} see the parent template |table of contents|. \end{element} \end{command} \begin{command}{\section\sarg{mode specification}\declare{|*|}\marg{section name}} Starts a section without an entry in the table of contents. No heading is created, but the \meta{section name} is shown in the navigation bar. \example |\section*{Outline}| \example |\section*{Outline}| \end{command} \begin{command}{\subsection\sarg{mode specification}\oarg{short subsection name}\marg{subsection name}} This command works the same way as the |\section| command. \example |\subsection[Applications]{Applications to the Reduction of Pollution}| \begin{element}{subsection in toc}\yes\yes\yes Like |section in toc|, only for subsection. In addition to the inserts for the |section in toc| template, the following commands are available for this template: \begin{templateinserts} \iteminsert{\inserttocsubsection} inserts the table of contents version of the current subsection name. \iteminsert{\inserttocsubsectionnumber} inserts the number of the current subsection (in the table of contents). \end{templateinserts} \end{element} \begin{element}{subsection in toc shaded}\yes\yes\yes Like |section in toc shaded|, only for subsections. \end{element} \end{command} \begin{command}{\subsection\sarg{mode specification}\declare{|*|}\marg{subsection name}} Starts a subsection without an entry in the table of contents. No heading is created, but the \meta{subsection name} is shown in the navigation bar, \emph{except} if \meta{subsection name} is empty. In this case, neither a table of contents entry nor a navigation bar entry is created, \emph{but} any frames in this empty'' subsection are shown in the navigation bar. \example \begin{verbatim} \section{Summary} \frame{This frame is not shown in the navigation bar} \subsection*{} \frame{This frame is shown in the navigation bar, but no subsection entry is shown.} \subsection*{A subsection} \frame{Normal frame, shown in navigation bar. The subsection name is also shown in the navigation bar, but not in the table of contents.} \end{verbatim} \end{command} \begin{command}{\subsubsection\sarg{mode specification}\oarg{short subsubsection name}\marg{subsubsection name}} This command works the like |\subsection|. However, subsubsections are supported less well than subsections. For example, in the table of contents subsubsections are always shown with the same shading/hiding parameters as the subsection. We \emph{strongly} discourage the use of subsubsections in presentations. If you do not use them, you will give a better presentation. \example |\subsubsection[Applications]{Applications to the Reduction of Pollution}| \begin{element}{subsubsection in toc}\yes\yes\yes Like |subsection in toc|, only for subsection. In addition to the inserts for the |subsection in toc| template, the following commands are available for this template: \begin{templateinserts} \iteminsert{\inserttocsubsubsection} inserts the table of contents version of the current subsubsection name. \iteminsert{\inserttocsubsubsectionnumber} inserts the number of the current subsubsection (in the table of contents). \end{templateinserts} \end{element} \begin{element}{subsubsection in toc shaded}\yes\yes\yes Like |subsection in toc shaded|, only for subsubsections. \end{element} \end{command} \begin{command}{\subsubsection\sarg{mode specification}\declare{|*|}\marg{subsubsection name}} Starts a subsubsection without an entry in the table of contents. No heading is created, but the \meta{subsubsection name} is shown in a possible sidebar. \end{command} Often, you may want a certain type of frame to be shown directly after a section or subsection starts. For example, you may wish every subsection to start with a frame showing the table of contents with the current subsection highlighted. To facilitate this, you can use the following commands. \begin{command}{\AtBeginSection\oarg{special star text}\marg{text}} The given text will be inserted at the beginning of every section. If the \meta{special star text} parameter is specified, this text will be used for starred sections instead. Different calls of this command will not add up'' the given texts (like the |\AtBeginDocument| command does), but will overwrite any previous text. \example \begin{verbatim} \AtBeginSection[] % Do nothing for \section* { \begin{frame} \frametitle{Outline} \tableofcontents[currentsection] \end{frame} } \end{verbatim} \articlenote This command has no effect in |article| mode. \lyxnote You have to insert this command using a \TeX-mode text. \end{command} \begin{command}{\AtBeginSubsection\oarg{special star text}\marg{text}} The given text will be inserted at the beginning of every subsection. If the \meta{special star text} parameter is specified, this text will be used for starred subsections instead. Different calls of this command will not add up'' the given texts. \example \begin{verbatim} \AtBeginSubsection[] % Do nothing for \subsection* { \begin{frame} \frametitle{Outline} \tableofcontents[currentsection,currentsubsection] \end{frame} } \end{verbatim} \end{command} \begin{command}{\AtBeginSubsubsection\oarg{special star text}\marg{text}} Like |\AtBeginSubsection|, only for subsubsections. \end{command} \beamer\ also provides |\sectionpage| and |\subsectionpage| commands, which are used to fill a frame with section or subsection number and title in a stylish way. They are very similar to |\partpage| command described below. \example \begin{verbatim} \section{A section} \frame{\sectionpage} \frame{Some text.} \end{verbatim} If you enable \translatorname\ as described in Section \ref{section-translator-basic-usage}, you will also get translated strings for Section'', Subsection'' and others. \subsection{Adding Parts} If you give a long talk (like a lecture), you may wish to break up your talk into several parts. Each such part acts like a little talk of its own'' with its own table of contents, its own navigation bars, and so on. Inside one part, the sections and subsections of the other parts are not shown at all. To create a new part, use the |\part| command. All sections and subsections following this command will be local'' to that part. Like the |\section| and |\subsection| command, the |\part| command does not cause any frame or special text to be produced. However, it is often advisable for the start of a new part to use the command |\partpage| to insert some text into a frame that advertises'' the beginning of a new part. See |beamerexample3.tex| for an example. \begin{command}{\part\sarg{mode specification}\oarg{short part name}\marg{part name}} Starts a part. The \meta{part name} will be shown when the |\partpage| command is used. The \meta{short part name} is not shown anywhere by default, but it is accessible via the command |\insertshortpart|. \example \begin{verbatim} \begin{document} \frame{\titlepage} \section*{Outlines} \subsection{Part I: Review of Previous Lecture} \frame{ \frametitle{Outline of Part I} \tableofcontents[part=1]} \subsection{Part II: Today's Lecture} \frame{ \frametitle{Outline of Part II} \tableofcontents[part=2]} \part{Review of Previous Lecture} \frame{\partpage} \section[Previous Lecture]{Summary of the Previous Lecture} \subsection{Topics} \frame{...} \subsection{Learning Objectives} \frame{...} \part{Today's Lecture} \frame{\partpage} \section{Topic A} \frame{\tableofcontents[currentsection]} \subsection{Foo} \frame{...} \section{Topic B} \frame{\tableofcontents[currentsection]} \subsection{bar} \frame{...} \end{document} \end{verbatim} \end{command} \begin{command}{\partpage} Works like |\titlepage|, only that the current part, not the current presentation is advertised.'' \example |\frame{\partpage}| \begin{element}{part page}\yes\yes\yes This template is invoked when the |\partpage| command is used. \begin{templateoptions} \itemoption{default}{\oarg{alignment}} The part page is typeset showing the current part number and, below, the current part title. The \beamer-color and -font |part page| are used, including the background color of |part page|. As for the |title page| template, the \meta{alignment} option is passed on the |beamercolorbox|. \end{templateoptions} The following commands are useful for this template: \begin{templateinserts} \iteminsert{\insertpart} inserts the current part name. \iteminsert{\insertpartnumber} inserts the current part number as an Arabic number into a template. \iteminsert{\insertpartromannumber} inserts the current part number as a Roman number into a template. \end{templateinserts} \end{element} \end{command} \begin{command}{\AtBeginPart\marg{text}} The given text will be inserted at the beginning of every part. \example \begin{verbatim} \AtBeginPart{\frame{\partpage}} \end{verbatim} \end{command} \subsection{Splitting a Course Into Lectures} When using \beamer\ with the |article| mode, you may wish to have the lecture notes of a whole course reside in one file. In this case, only a few frames are actually part of any particular lecture. The |\lecture| command makes it easy to select only a certain set of frames from a file to be presented. This command takes (among other things) a label name. If you say |\includeonlylecture| with this label name, then only the frames following the corresponding |\lecture| command are shown. The frames following other |\lecture| commands are suppressed. By default, the |\lecture| command has no other effect. It does not create any frames or introduce entries in the table of contents. However, you can use |\AtBeginLecture| to have \beamer\ insert, say, a title page at the beginning of (each) lecture. \begin{command}{\lecture\oarg{short lecture name}\marg{lecture name}\marg{lecture label}} Starts a lecture. The \meta{lecture name} will be available via the |\insertlecture| command. The \meta{short lecture name} is available via the |\insertshortlecture| command. \example \begin{verbatim} \begin{document} \lecture{Vector Spaces}{week 1} \section{Introduction} ... \section{Summary} \lecture{Scalar Products}{week 2} \section{Introduction} ... \section{Summary} \end{document} \end{verbatim} \articlenote This command has no effect in |article| mode. \end{command} \begin{command}{\includeonlylecture\meta{lecture label}} Causes all |\frame|, |frame|, |\section|, |\subsection|, and |\part| commands following a |\lecture| command to be suppressed, except if the lecture's label matches the \meta{lecture label}. Frames before any |\lecture| commands are always included. This command should be given in the preamble. \example |\includeonlylecture{week 1}| \articlenote This command has no effect in |article| mode. \end{command} \begin{command}{\AtBeginLecture\marg{text}} The given text will be inserted at the beginning of every lecture. \example \begin{verbatim} \AtBeginLecture{\frame{\Large Today's Lecture: \insertlecture}} \end{verbatim} \articlenote This command has no effect in |article| mode. \end{command} \subsection{Adding a Table of Contents} You can create a table of contents using the command |\tableofcontents|. Unlike the normal \LaTeX\ table of contents command, this command takes an optional parameter in square brackets that can be used to create certain special effects. \begin{command}{\tableofcontents\oarg{comma-separated option list}} Inserts a table of contents into the current frame. \example \begin{verbatim} \section*{Outline} \frame{\tableofcontents} \section{Introduction} \frame{\tableofcontents[currentsection]} \subsection{Why?} \frame{...} \frame{...} \subsection{Where?} \frame{...} \section{Results} \frame{\tableofcontents[currentsection]} \subsection{Because} \frame{...} \subsection{Here} \frame{...} \end{verbatim} The following options can be given: \begin{itemize} \item \declare{|currentsection|} causes all sections but the current to be shown in a semi-transparent way. Also, all subsections but those in the current section are shown in the semi-transparent way. This command is a shorthand for specifying the following options: \begin{verbatim} sectionstyle=show/shaded,subsectionstyle=show/show/shaded \end{verbatim} \item \declare{|currentsubsection|} causes all subsections but the current subsection in the current section to be shown in a semi-transparent way. This command is a shorthand for specifying the option |subsectionstyle=show/shaded|. \item \declare{|firstsection=|\meta{section number}} specifies which section should be numbered as section~1.'' This is useful if you have a first section (like an overview section) that should not receive a number. Section numbers are not shown by default. To show them, you must install a different table of contents templates. \item \declare{|hideallsubsections|} causes all subsections to be hidden. This command is a shorthand for specifying the option |subsectionstyle=hide|. \item \declare{|hideothersubsections|} causes the subsections of sections other than the current one to be hidden. This command is a shorthand for specifying the option |subsectionstyle=show/show/hide|. \item \declare{|part=|\meta{part number}} causes the table of contents of part \meta{part number} to be shown, instead of the table of contents of the current part (which is the default). This option can be combined with the other options, although combining it with the |current| option obviously makes no sense. \item \declare{|pausesections|} causes a |\pause| command to be issued before each section. This is useful if you wish to show the table of contents in an incremental way. \item \declare{|pausesubsections|} causes a |\pause| command to be issued before each subsection. \item \declare{|sections=|\marg{overlay specification}} causes only the sections mentioned in the \meta{overlay specification} to be shown. For example, \verb/sections={<2-4| handout:0>}/ causes only the second, third, and fourth section to be shown in the normal version, nothing to be shown in the handout version, and everything to be shown in all other versions. For convenience, if you omit the pointed brackets, the specification is assumed to apply to all versions. Thus |sections={2-4}| causes sections two, three, and four to be shown in all versions. \item \declare{|sectionstyle=|\meta{style for current section}|/|\meta{style for other sections}} specifies how sections should be displayed. Allowed \meta{styles} are |show|, |shaded|, and |hide|. The first will show the section title normally, the second will show it in a semi-transparent way, and the third will completely suppress it. You can also omit the second style, in which case the first is used for all sections (this is not really useful). \item \declare{|subsectionstyle=|\meta{style for current subsection}|/|\meta{style for other subsections in current section}|/|\\\meta{style for subsections in other sections}} specifies how subsections should be displayed. The same styles as for the |sectionstyle| option may be given. You can omit the last style, in which case the second also applies to the last, and you can omit the last two, in which case the first applies to all. \example |subsectionstyle=shaded| causes all subsections to be shaded. \example |subsectionstyle=hide| causes all subsections to be hidden. \example |subsectionstyle=show/shaded| causes all subsections but the current subsection in the current section to be shown in a semi-transparent way. \example |subsectionstyle=show/show/hide| causes all subsections outside the current section to be suppressed. \example |subsectionstyle=show/shaded/hide| causes all subsections outside the current section to be suppressed and only the current subsection in the current section to be highlighted. \item \declare{|subsubsectionstyle=|\meta{style for current subsubsection}|/|\meta{style for other subsubsections in current subsection}|/|\\\meta{style for subsubsections in other subsections}} specifies how subsubsections should be displayed. The same styles as for the |sectionstyle| option may be given. You can omit the last style, in which case the second also applies to the last, and you can omit the last two, in which case the first applies to all. This option operates in an analogous manner to |subsectionstyle|. \end{itemize} The last examples are useful if you do not wish to show too many details when presenting the talk outline. \articlenote The options are ignored in |article| mode. \lyxnote You can give options to the |\tableofcontents| command by inserting a \TeX-mode text with the options in square brackets directly after the table of contents. \begin{element}{section/subsection in toc}\semiyes\no\no This is a parent template, whose children are |section in toc| and |subsection in toc|. This means that if you use the |\setbeamertemplate| command on this template, the command is instead called for both of these children (with the same arguments). \begin{templateoptions} \itemoption{default}{} In the default setting, the sections and subsections are typeset using the fonts and colors |section in toc| and |subsection in toc|, though the background colors are ignored. The subsections are indented. \itemoption{sections numbered}{} Similar to the default setting, but the section numbers are also shown. The subsections are not numbered. \itemoption{subsections numbered}{} This time, the subsections are numbered, but not the sections. Nevertheless, since the subsections are fully numbered'' as in 1.2'' or 3.2,'' if every section has at least one subsection, the section numbered will not really be missed. \itemoption{circle}{} Draws little circles before the sections. Inside the circles the section number is shown. The \beamer-font and color |section number projected| is used for typesetting the circles, that is, the circle gets the background color and the text inside the circle the foreground color. \itemoption{square}{} Similar to the |circle| option, except that small squares are used instead of circles. Small, unnumbered squares are shown in front of the subsections. \itemoption{ball}{} Like |square|, the only difference being the balls are used instead of squares. \itemoption{ball unnumbered}{} Similar to |ball|, except that no numbering is used. This option makes the table of contents look more like an |itemize|. \end{templateoptions} If none of the above options suits you, you have to change the templates |section in toc| and |subsection in toc| directly. \end{element} \begin{element}{section/subsection in toc shaded}\semiyes\no\no A parent template with children |section in toc shaded| and |subsection in toc shaded|. They are used to render section and subsection entries when they are currently shaded; like all non-current subsections in |\tableofcontents[currentsubsection]|. \begin{templateoptions} \itemoption{default}{\oarg{opaqueness}} In the default setting, the templates |section in toc shaded| and |subsection in toc shaded| just show whatever the nonshaded versions of these templates show, but only \meta{opaqueness}\% opaque. The default is 20\%. \example |\setbeamertemplate{section in toc shaded}[default][50]| makes dimmed entries 50\% transparent. \end{templateoptions} \end{element} \end{command} \subsection{Adding a Bibliography} You can use the bibliography environment and the |\cite| commands of \LaTeX\ in a \beamer\ presentation. You will typically have to typeset your bibliography items partly by hand.'' Nevertheless, you \emph{can} use |bibtex| to create a first approximation'' of the bibliography. Copy the content of the file |main.bbl| into your presentation. If you are not familiar with |bibtex|, you may wish to consult its documentation. It is a powerful tool for creating high-quality citations. Using |bibtex| or your editor, place your bibliographic references in the environment |thebibliography|. This (standard \LaTeX) environment takes one parameter, which should be the longest |\bibitem| label in the following list of bibliographic entries. \begin{environment}{{thebibliography}\marg{longest label text}} Inserts a bibliography into the current frame. The \meta{longest label text} is used to determine the indentation of the list. However, several predefined options for the typesetting of the bibliography ignore this parameter since they replace the references by a symbol. Inside the environment, use a (standard \LaTeX) |\bibitem| command for each reference item. Inside each item, use a (standard \LaTeX) |\newblock| command to separate the authors' names, the title, the book/journal reference, and any notes. Each of these commands may introduce a new line or color or other formatting, as specified by the template for bibliographies. The environment must be placed inside a frame. If the bibliography does not fit on one frame, you should split it (create a new frame and a second |thebibliography| environment) or use the |allowframebreaks| option. Even better, you should reconsider whether it is a good idea to present so many references. \example \begin{verbatim} \begin{frame} \frametitle{For Further Reading} \begin{thebibliography}{Dijkstra, 1982} \bibitem[Salomaa, 1973]{Salomaa1973} A.~Salomaa. \newblock {\em Formal Languages}. \newblock Academic Press, 1973. \bibitem[Dijkstra, 1982]{Dijkstra1982} E.~Dijkstra. \newblock Smoothsort, an alternative for sorting in situ. \newblock {\em Science of Computer Programming}, 1(3):223--233, 1982. \end{thebibliography} \end{frame} \end{verbatim} Four templates govern the appearance of the author, title, journal, and note text. These author templates are inserted before the first block of the entry (the first block is all text before the first occurrence of a |\newblock| command). The title template is inserted before the second block (the text between the first and second occurrence of |\newblock|). Likewise for the journal and note templates. The templates are inserted \emph{before} the blocks and you do not have access to the blocks themselves via insert commands. The corresponding \beamer-color and -font are also installed before the blocks. \begin{element}{bibliography entry author}\yes\yes\yes This template is inserted before the author of a bibliography entry. The color and font are also installed. Note that the effect of this template will persist until the end of the bibliography item or until one of the following templates undo the effect. By default, this template does nothing. The default color is the structure color. \end{element} \begin{element}{bibliography entry title}\yes\yes\yes This template is inserted before the title of a bibliography entry (more precisely, it is inserted after the first occurrence of the |\newblock| command). By default, this template starts a new paragraph, causing a line break. The default color is the normal text color. \end{element} \begin{element}{bibliography entry location}\yes\yes\yes This template is inserted before the journal of a bibliography entry (the second |\newblock|). By default, this template starts a new paragraph. The default color is a slightly transparent version of the structure color. \end{element} \begin{element}{bibliography entry note}\yes\yes\yes This template is inserted before any note text at the end of a bibliography entry (it is inserted before the third |\newblock|). By default, this template starts a new paragraph. The default color is the same as for the journal. \end{element} \end{environment} \begin{command}{\bibitem\sarg{overlay specification}\oarg{citation text}\marg{label name}} The \meta{citation text} is inserted into the text when the item is cited using |\cite{|\meta{label name}|}| in the main presentation text. For a \beamer\ presentation, this should usually be as long as possible. Use |\newblock| commands to separate the authors's names, the title, the book/journal reference, and any notes. If the \meta{overlay specification} is present, the entry will only be shown on the specified slides. \example \begin{verbatim} \bibitem[Dijkstra, 1982]{Dijkstra1982} E.~Dijkstra. \newblock Smoothsort, an alternative for sorting in situ. \newblock {\em Science of Computer Programming}, 1(3):223--233, 1982. \end{verbatim} \begin{element}{bibliography item}\yes\yes\yes \colorfontparents{item} This template is used to render the bibliography item. Unlike normal \LaTeX, the default template for the bibliography does not repeat the citation text (like [Dijkstra, 1982]'') before each item in the bibliography. Instead, a cute, small article symbol is drawn. The rationale is that the audience will not be able to remember any abbreviated citation texts till the end of the talk. \begin{templateoptions} \itemoption{default}{} Draws a cute little article icon as the reference. Use this for journal articles, parts of books (like conference proceedings), or technical reports. \itemoption{article}{} Alias for the default. \itemoption{book}{} Draws a cute little book icon as the reference. Use this for, well, books. \itemoption{triangle}{} Draws a triangle as the reference. This is more in keeping with the standard itemize items. \itemoption{text}{} Uses the reference text (like [Dijkstra, 1982]'') as the reference text. Be sure you know what you are doing if you use this. \end{templateoptions} The following insert is useful for the template: \begin{itemize} \iteminsert{\insertbiblabel} inserts the current citation label. \end{itemize} \end{element} \end{command} \subsection{Adding an Appendix} You can add an appendix to your talk by using the |\appendix| command. You should put frames and perhaps whole subsections into the appendix that you do not intend to show during your presentation, but which might be useful to answer a question. The |\appendix| command essentially just starts a new part named |\appendixname|. However, it also sets up certain hyperlinks. Like other parts, the appendix is kept separate from your actual talk. \begin{command}{\appendix\sarg{mode specification}} Starts the appendix in the specified modes. All frames, all |\subsection| commands, and all |\section| commands used after this command will not be shown as part of the normal navigation bars. \example \begin{verbatim} \begin{document} \frame{\titlepage} \section*{Outline} \frame{\tableofcontents} \section{Main Text} \frame{Some text} \section*{Summary} \frame{Summary text} \appendix \section{\appendixname} \frame{\tableofcontents} \subsection{Additional material} \frame{Details} \frame{Text omitted in main talk.} \subsection{Even more additional material} \frame{More details} \end{document} \end{verbatim} \end{command}