Is there a simple way to have Beamer output the presentation notes to a separate PDF file whenever compiling the presentation? I know one way is to create two master files, one for the presentation and one for the notes, and compile them both every time, but I find this somewhat awkward.
There is an option called
Compile, copy the pdf (another name!), comment out the second
Here comes a one compilation (one click) solution. It makes use of
this file must be executable with e.g.
What does it do? First pdflatex will call
I don't use master files. Instead I have a user-defined class that takes an option that determines the kind of presentation. If the option isn't provided, the class results in a
If I want to generate the presentation, all I have to do is making sure the extra option isn't provided. If I want to provide the handouts then all I have to do is adding the extra option. This is a lot less work than having to implement multiple master files.
You can even take this idea further by providing the option at run time. This way you can let a script generate the presentation and the notes version.
The main idea is explained in more detail in Chapter 15 (Writing Classes and Packages) of LaTeX and Friends.