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How to create my own LaTeX Beamer theme?

  1. Nov 21, 2009 #1
    Hi there,
    I'm sure many of you use the LaTeX beamer class to create their presentations. I love it and find it highly superior to, say, power point or open office. The presentations are always visually appealing, elegant and consistent.
    But one minor thing is bothering me: They all look the same! When we have a seminar at school where everyone has to give a talk, you see the same themes at 50% of the time.

    Does anyone know a tutorial or something on how to modify existing themes so I can give my presentation a touch of uniqueness? Maybe by designing the colors according to the website of the institution I'm with, so in my case the right touch of red and yellow, like here: http://www.physik.uni-heidelberg.de/

    Although this is probably going to take a lot of time that I don't have... I just thought I'd see what the rest of you is doing about that, if anything at all.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 6, 2009 #2
    I haven't found a tutorial. I just copied one of beamers themes and modified it to meet my needs. After you have a new theme run >> texhash so that LaTeX finds the new theme.
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