# How to add notes spaces with beamer

I'm currently preparing a small presentation with beamer. No problems so far.

Except that I'm looking for the best manner to get notes space (1/2 slides) like it's possible to do with Powerpoint or such tools. So that I can print my slides and add custom notes on the right. (i.e something better than \frame[plain]{} after each slide)

About the look if I wasn't clear enough :

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You may want to have a look at the handoutWithNotes package.

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\usepackage{handoutWithNotes}
\pgfpagesuselayout{3 on 1 with notes}[a4paper,border shrink=5mm]

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
My first slide
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}
Second one
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}
Third
\end{frame}
\end{document}


Which gives you (with the Berlin) theme:

You can find some examples here: http://www.guidodiepen.nl/2009/07/creating-latex-beamer-handouts-with-notes/

I didn't find this package on CTAN. So it won't be in your LaTeX distribution and you need to install it manually.

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thanks Thorsten exactly what I was looking for. –  s__C Jun 13 '12 at 14:58