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* Latex export to documentclass beamer
@ 2009-08-09 13:05 RC
  2009-08-09 14:17 ` Carsten Dominik
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: RC @ 2009-08-09 13:05 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: emacs-orgmode

Hi,
 Following an earlier suggestion on the list:
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.orgmode/15010/focus=15077

I added the following to my .emacs file:

(add-to-list 'org-export-latex-classes
             '("beamer"
	       "\\documentclass[11pt]{beamer}
                \\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
                \\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
                \\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,graphicx,bm,multirow,colortbl,vector}
                \\usepackage{hyperref}
                \\usepackage{verbatim}
                \\setbeameroption{show notes}
                \\usetheme{Goettingen}
                \\useoutertheme{infolines}"
	       ("\\begin{frame}\\frametitle{%s}\\begin{itemize}"
"\\end{itemize}\\end{frame}"
		"\\begin{frame}\\frametitle{%s}\\begin{itemize}" "\\end{itemize}\\end{frame}")
	       ("\\item{%s}" . "\\item*{%s}")))

However, this gives me the error:
Debugger entered--Lisp error: (void-variable org-export-latex-classes)

I am using Emacs 23.1 and org-mode 6.29trans in Windows Vista.

Any suggestions to fix the error are appreciated.
RC

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* Latex export to documentclass beamer
@ 2009-08-17 14:43 Robert Goldman
  2009-08-17 16:17 ` Robert Goldman
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 7+ messages in thread
From: Robert Goldman @ 2009-08-17 14:43 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Org Mode

This seems like a very common thing to want to do, but am I right in
thinking that it's also very hard to get right because the frame
environment is not really a sectioning environment?

As I understand things, the way we export to latex is to insert
sectioning commands, and drop translated content in between.

However, this doesn't seem like the right model for Beamer.

Consider a crude talk outline like this:


* Here's a simple point

Some material here

* Here's a complex point

** First component point

Explanation

** Second component point

More explanation....


The "right" way to translate this is something like

\section{Here's a simple point}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Here's a simple point}
...
\end{frame}

\section{Here's a complex point}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{First component point}
....
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Second component point}
....
\end{frame}

------------------------------------------

I.e., there's some rule like "If a header has text under it, then treat
it as a frame, otherwise, just treat it as a section header."

You see this above, where the two top-level headers are treated differently.

I can't think of any obvious way to translate org to beamer that doesn't
require choosing a /specific/ level of the outline as "the level that
corresponds to a frame," and doing that seems to seriously compromise
the outlining flexibility of org-mode.

Am I missing something here?  Is there some better way to figure out how
to introduce frames, instead of treating them as sectioning headers?

thanks,
R

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2009-08-09 14:17 ` Carsten Dominik
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2009-08-11  4:14       ` William Henney
2009-08-17 14:43 Robert Goldman
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