Note, however, that we are very willing to accept contributions from outside, so feel free to fix any bugs that are interesting to you at any time and send us patches.
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Beamer is a LaTeX class for creating presentations that are held using a projector, but it can also be used to create transparency slides. Preparing presentations with Beamer is different from preparing them with WYSWYG programs like OpenOffice.org's Impress, Apple's Keynote, or KOffice's KPresenter. A Beamer presentation is created like any other LaTeX document: It has a preamble and a body, the body contains \sections and \subsections, the different slides (called frames in Beamer) are put in environments, they are structured using itemize and enumerate environments, and so on. The obvious disadvantage of this approach is that you have to know LaTeX in order to use Beamer. The advantage is that if you know LaTeX, you can use your knowledge of LaTeX also when creating a presentation, not only when writing papers.