## A subdued, stylish beamer template

January 1, 2009
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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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### 20 Responses to “A subdued, stylish beamer template”

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

2. What a wonderful presentation style! Thank you very much!

3. This is a beautiful creation… Thanks for sharing…

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

8. @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. 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. Any ideas??

11. what kind of errors are you getting?

12. Truly beautiful template! Thank you so much for sharing

13. 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. Thanks a lot!!

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

17. It works! Thank you for sharing it

18. 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. thanks for a very fresh and clean theme!

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