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Is there a template that allows me to create slides with only some simple formulas at most?

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Assuming your LaTeX distribution has includes Beamer, here is a simple plain beamer presentation of a slide with an "equation".

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
  \(a=b\)
\end{frame}

\end{document}

Each slide is a \begin{frame} - \end{frame} Frame titles are added by \framettitle{} within each frame. You can also create a title slide using the \author{} and \title{} in combination with \titlepage in a frame.

EDIT: a useful link provided by @textenthusiast:

http://www.latextemplates.com/template/beamer-presentation

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Very useful. Thanks. –  M.F. Mar 17 '13 at 4:34
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Hi Peter Jansson,if you feel it's worth while you can include this link which has a good collection. latextemplates.com/template/beamer-presentation –  texenthusiast Mar 17 '13 at 7:20
    
@texenthusiast Thanks for pointing out the link. I will add it but you could also add it as a comment directly to the question if you like. –  Peter Jansson Mar 17 '13 at 9:42
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@PeterJansson Perhaps $a=b$? –  Marc van Dongen Mar 17 '13 at 10:30
    
@MarcvanDongen Thanks, I was not originally thinking in terms of a minimal example in every sense of the word but why not :-). I decided to go with the LaTeX shorthand instead of TeX dito even if it is sligtly less "minimal". –  Peter Jansson Mar 17 '13 at 10:52

You'll find quite a few samples installed as part of your distribution.

Have a look in

/usr/local/texlive/2012/texmf-dist/doc/latex/beamer/

or if you want to view it online, http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/beamer/

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