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In LaTeX Beamer there is the frame environment that can be used to put certain information on a slide. I want to create an outline document where the frame environment is replaced by something else.

I tried doing so by defining new commands \newcommand{\beginframe}{\begin{frame}} and \newcommand{\endframe}{\end{frame}} however I get errors that suggest that you cannot put environment commands in new commands.

Can I abstract away the frame environment in such a way, that I can just remove the environment?

I would prefer not to use \newtheorem{frame} to have lots of frame environments then that are possibly numbered.

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If 'where the frame environment is replaced by something else' means that you want your frames be typeset in another way, then may be beamerarticle can help you. Look at my answer to What is the document class / package of this pdf file? – Ignasi Feb 13 '12 at 22:17
@Ignasi: that actually looks quite good. Unfortunately it fails to compile right now due to a clash in the colour package. I will look into that! Thank you very much – Alex Feb 16 '12 at 10:30
beamerarticle doesn't like beamer colors (look here). Beamer manual section 'Compatibility with other packages and classes' explain how to use color and xcolor. – Ignasi Feb 16 '12 at 16:29