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I am using beamer to create a simple presentation. I want to be able to set the width and height of all frames with respect to the slide size? Then I also would like to change the margin between columns, so that I make use of space more efficiently.

working example:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{times}
\usepackage{amssymb,amstext,amsmath,latexsym,mathtools}
\usepackage[italian,british]{babel}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{csquotes}
\usepackage[style=authoryear-comp,firstinits=true,maxcitenames=2,maxbibnames=99]{biblatex}
\usepackage{cmbright}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{xcolor}

\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{verbose}
\usepackage{movie15}


\begin{document}


\begin{frame}
\frametitle{abc}
abc
\begin{columns}[c]
\column{1.2in}
\framebox{\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{fig.pdf}}\\
abc\\
\column{1.2in}
\framebox{\includegraphics[width=\linewidth]{fig.pdf}}\\
abc\\
\column{1.2in}
abc\\
\end{columns}
\end{frame}

\end{document}
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Use fractions of \linewidth to fix the width of your columns. ex: \column{.3\linewidth} for each of three columns. The margins between the columns share the rest (.1\linewidth). –  Paul Gaborit Jul 4 '12 at 22:23
    
Thank you very much. This works well, but the margins of the slide itself is not fixed, so e.g. I get the last image to the right incomplete while there is space in the left margin unused! –  Aya Jul 4 '12 at 23:36
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so use fractions of \paperwidth to fix the width of your columns... –  Paul Gaborit Jul 5 '12 at 0:04
    
thank you very much. very good although I do not get equal margins in right and left. Aren't there specific slide margins set by default? –  Aya Jul 5 '12 at 0:11
    
@Paul it seems that your comments answer at least most of the question. Please consider converting them into an answer. –  Andrew Uzzell Oct 11 '12 at 7:23

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Use fractions of \linewidth to fix the width of your columns. ex: \column{.3\linewidth} for each of three columns. The margins between the columns share the rest (.1\linewidth). If the margins of the slide itself are not fixed, use fractions of \paperwidth to fix the width of your columns.

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