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So I found this totally awesome looking presentation that's made in LaTeX: pyprop.googlecode.com/files/disputas.pdf

I love how there is custom header with university logo. I'd like to do something like that (different university obviously XD), and I would like to find out how to do sth like that.

From what I've read on beamer manual, I only find a way how to put custom background image, but this seems to be modified theme.

And I don't want to send e-mail to the person who did this presentation (it would be totally embarrassing), but I would like to find out how to do sth like that.

Any suggestions, sites with code that does sth like this?

Any help is appreciated ^^

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Wow, every upvoter has favourited (I think). ' – dimension10 Sep 29 '13 at 3:20
Well it's an interesting question :D And the answer is really great :) – dingo_d Sep 29 '13 at 15:07
I found another presentation that looks really nice. It's really simple, but the color combination is great :) phys.chuo-u.ac.jp/labs/inami/seminarfile/2012/5Hikida.pdf I'll try to recreate it, if I succeed I'll give the code here :) – dingo_d Nov 25 '13 at 14:23
I uploaded it here: megafileupload.com/en/file/475744/presentation-rar.html It's not perfect, far from that it needs some heavy adjusting, but for start it's not bad. If anyone wants it, please use it :) – dingo_d Dec 5 '13 at 17:30
Wow agree with you, this is a wonderful theme. I encounter your question on the way to find a nice beamer them and fell in love with this one right away. – Jim Raynor Jul 13 '15 at 10:16
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You'll need to create a .sty file and install it like described here: Where to place custom beamer themes

A sweet tutorial about customizing beamer themes: http://www.math.umbc.edu/~rouben/beamer/quickstart-Z-H-8.html#node_sec_8

You can also find examples to modify: http://latex.simon04.net/

Here's a particularly good one: http://matdat.life.ku.dk/LaTeX/Frederiksberg/download/

This 4 may be a good starting point for customization, check out the files under 'color' directory to change theme: http://staff.science.uva.nl/~faolieho/index.php?fuseaction=var.beamer

The antwerpen theme is nice, and provides examples for using images.


\ifthenelse{ \boolean{beamer@dark} \OR \boolean{beamer@darktitle} }
% then
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someone with more rep please edit to add links to answer? – justin cress Apr 10 '11 at 14:39
Thank you I'll look these up ^^ – dingo_d Apr 11 '11 at 8:37

if it's still of interest: A template that is very similar and I think the guy that made the presentation you mentioned gave some advise...


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I really liked the presentation you linked to. Thus, I started searching for the original file. Guess what? The author GRACIOUSLY made the entire source file and sty file available. Here is the link code.google.com/p/pyprop/downloads/list Enjoy! – Pool PhD Feb 20 '13 at 3:22
I got the error Package keyval Error: frametitle undefined. Do you know how to fix it? – Dion Apr 20 '14 at 23:10

I have ported a PowerPoint and a Powerdot theme to Beamer. They are available here.

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