Create NetBSD slide templates (Latex) The NetBSD Project
Status: Closed Time to complete: 144 hrs Mentors: Radoslaw Kujawa, Julian Coleman, Julian Fagir Tags: Latex, graphics

Many people are used to using the Latex typesetting system beamer package for presentations instead of OpenOffice.
Thus, you should convert the OpenOffice template created in the according User Interface task to a Latex template.

You should do the OpenOffice template task prior to this one, but you can also start directly with the Latex template. 

This task is also a great chance to get used to the Latex package beamer or to Latex at all, it is usable for any presentations in school or university. So don't hesitate if you don't fulfill the prerequisite, if you want to learn, you can relatively fast do it and then complete this task.

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File name/URL File size Date submitted 11.3 MB December 02 2012 16:15 UTC 38.7 KB December 03 2012 14:26 UTC
daperes on November 27 2012 15:46 UTC Explanation

Could you please be more specific on the explanation?

Radoslaw Kujawa on November 27 2012 16:33 UTC Related task

Perhaps you should take a look at task about creating OpenOffice slides first. 

This task is about converting whatever will be created in OpenOffice into LaTeX. OpenOffice slides are not done yet.

Spinacz95 on November 27 2012 18:53 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Aleksej Saushev on November 27 2012 19:30 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Spinacz95. You have 144 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Radoslaw Kujawa on November 27 2012 20:03 UTC LaTeX slides example

You might want to look at some example slides that were used before. Like from this years EuroBSDcon tutorial (source, PDF).

Julian Fagir on November 27 2012 22:47 UTC OO slides available


the OpenOffice slides are finished:

Having the same style would be fine, but if you want to be creative, you could create your own style as well.

Regards, Julian 

Radoslaw Kujawa on November 29 2012 00:11 UTC Re: Task assigned

Hello, how is it going? Having any problems? Don't hesitate to ask. You can always ask here or join #netbsd-code channel on 

Aleksej Saushev on December 1 2012 10:58 UTC Progress?

You're working on this task for 3 days.

Please, get in touch with us to discuss your progress. If you're stuck or misdirected, we need to get you on track.

Spinacz95 on December 1 2012 17:14 UTC progress

I made presentation in LaTeX but now I'm  trying to change style. I am not having ideas how i can make it...

Radoslaw Kujawa on December 1 2012 17:53 UTC Re: progress

Figuring out how styles work is a part of the task, find documentation or tutorial and try to follow it. You can always look at an example I linked few posts earlier (in that presentation you can apply different styles with one LaTeX command).

Spinacz95 on December 2 2012 16:16 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Radoslaw Kujawa on December 2 2012 20:17 UTC Re: Ready for review

- Is there a reason why backgrounds are huge jpg files? This way your example presentation is over 6MB! Even that it has only 5 slides. Maybe you could try to make background using beamer command. Or at least a png file (which will compress better for simple shapes and will not leave jpeg artifacts). Besides, background does not have to be fancy. It has to be readable.

- Current choice of colors is not bad, but certainly could be better (try to use "official" NetBSD colors - orange, white, grey, black). See the OpenOffice slides task for an example.

- There's no reason to write that bg was created in GIMP. We like GIMP but we don't want to advertise it on every slide.


Radoslaw Kujawa on December 2 2012 20:17 UTC Task Needs More Work

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Spinacz95 on December 3 2012 15:37 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Radoslaw Kujawa on December 3 2012 17:47 UTC Task Closed

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