# A subdued, stylish beamer template

I finally got around to tweaking some of the the default Beamer themes that I like and putting together my own template. It is very subdued but stylish with a bit of flare. I does not include a footer but does include a running section header from the miniframes outertheme. Other than that it contains a few color and font tweaks. Download the template here.

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## 28 thoughts on “A subdued, stylish beamer template”

1. Jon says:

Fantastic help to get me started with the Beamer class, thanks so much for sharing this!

2. Richard says:

What a wonderful presentation style! Thank you very much!

3. snooze says:

This is a beautiful creation… Thanks for sharing…

4. Monica says:

I loved the minimalistic, non-intrusive, easily navigable but high information design with elan. Thanks! If I have to add a footer to it, is it easily doable?

5. cameron says:

Thanks Monica!

Yes, it is easy to add a footer depending on you want, the simplest way using one of the default footers is to add

 \setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number] 

after the \useoutertheme command. You can see more of the defaults in the “Beamer-Template/-Color/-Font footline” section of the beamer manual.

You can get super fancy with the customization too, for example

 \setbeamertemplate{footline}{% \begin{beamercolorbox}{section in head/foot}     \color{gray}\vskip2pt~ \insertsection\hfill\insertpagenumber{} %     of \insertpresentationendpage{} ~\vskip2pt \end{beamercolorbox} } 

Will add a colored foot box (color same as the headline color) with the section name on the left and the page number on the right. See the “Beamer-Template/-Color/-Font headline” section of the beamer manual for all the options.

6. Harish says:

Hello. Thanks so much for such an elegant template/theme. I was wondering how you got that nice artwork on the first slide. I used the same template as you. All I see is Koch curve and not the beautiful branch like art work as seen in your slides.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best, Harish

7. Roger says:

I don’t seem to get that tree like artwork on my first slide. Am I doing something wrong?

8. cameron says:

@Harish and @Roger

I replaced that picture with one in the template because it was a bit slow to generate, you can get it by replacing the koch curve with:

 \begin{tikzpicture}     \draw [green!50!black, rotate=90]     [l-system={rule set={F -> FF-[-F+F]+[+F-F]}, axiom=F, order=4, step=2pt,         randomize step percent=25, angle=30, randomize angle percent=5}]     lindenmayer system; \end{tikzpicture} 

Make sure to use the lindenmayersystem library in your preamble. See the “Lindenmayer System Drawing Library” section of the pgf manual for more ideas.

9. Harish says:

Hi Cameron,

Thanks for your prompt response. I tried using the code above, but for some reason, the document would refuse to compile now.

I did add the line \usepackage{lindenmayersystem} towards the top of the script/file.

But that does not seem to help either. I am really new to LaTeX. Any further assistance from your end would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Harish

10. Harish says:

Any ideas??

11. cameron says:

what kind of errors are you getting?

12. Fredrik says:

Truly beautiful template! Thank you so much for sharing

13. anza says:

Harish, did you try using usetkzlibrary instead of usepackage: [code] \usetikzlibrary{lindenmayersystems} [/code] At least for me it seems to do the job.

14. Thank you very much for your great template!

15. X-Pippes says:

Thanks a lot!!

16. Russell Nguyen says:

What a great presentation theme! Thanks a lot for your sharing.

17. Joan says:

It works! Thank you for sharing it

18. Joe says:

Hi Cameron, I did my first academic presentation using this stylish template! I may tweak it a bit when I get time in the future. For now, it’s a BIG THANK YOU! Joe

19. Steve says:

thanks for a very fresh and clean theme!

20. Nigel says:

Thank you, do you have any requirements re licensing and referencing when using this theme?

21. shveca says:

Thank you!!!

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23. Enno says:

I’m glad to have stumbled upon it and thank you a lot for sharing this unintrusive and elegant template.

24. Aina says:

Thanks for the beautiful template! I have been trying to remove the table of contents from the title page (but not removing the gray and blue strip), but I couldn’t find a way to do this. Do you know how to remove the content of the header?

25. andll says:

This is a really nice template. Thanks!!! any ideas on how to use the spanish babel package..it refuses to compile…thanks

26. Manolis says:

How can i use this very beautifull theme in Lyx ?

I am using Lyx in order to write my presentation in Beamer and i’d like to know how to use this theme