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From: Robert Goldman <rpgoldman@sift.info>
To: Org Mode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Latex export to documentclass beamer
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:43:47 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <4A896CA3.6050003@sift.info> (raw)

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


** Second component point

More explanation....

The "right" way to translate this is something like

\section{Here's a simple point}
\frametitle{Here's a simple point}

\section{Here's a complex point}
\frametitle{First component point}
\frametitle{Second component point}


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?


             reply	other threads:[~2009-08-17 14:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-08-17 14:43 Robert Goldman [this message]
2009-08-17 16:17 ` Latex export to documentclass beamer Robert Goldman
2009-08-17 18:19   ` Nick Dokos
2009-08-17 18:35     ` Robert Goldman
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2009-08-09 13:05 RC
2009-08-09 14:17 ` Carsten Dominik
2009-08-09 15:45   ` RC

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