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I am trying to transition from an existing ipe presentation to beamer by combining slides from both into the same presentation. To do this I need to match the existing slides in beamer, a job that shouldn't be too hard I thought. However, can anyone tell me how to reproduce the following please.

My first problem is the font. Using acroread or pdffonts to determine the fonts used I get a long list that I can't interpret. whatthefont.com gives a few options and the closest is http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/processtype/seravek/extra-light/ which I find hard to believe.

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The fonts are the standard Computer Modern Sans. There are other CM fonts, probably because the test.pdf has been extracted from a bigger one. –  egreg Oct 13 '12 at 22:36
    
Thanks, I should have noticed that. Just need to get it exactly the same in Beamer now. –  Raphael Oct 14 '12 at 9:27
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The fonts are easy, actually only three of them are used in the page that was extracted from a larger file via pdftk:

  • The header was set in CMSS12.
  • For the text CMSS10 is used.
  • The item bullets come from CMSY10.

The prefixes, seen in the output of pdffonts are typically added for fonts that are not embedded as full fonts, but using a subset of the needed characters.

An example file that shows the font usages.
Edit: Paper layout added and font sizes fixed.
The header font is scaled by a factor of 2.8 and the text font by a factor of 2.4. The example therefore uses \mag=2400 and \Large instead of \large for the header font to get 2.8/2.4 scaling.

\mag=2400
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[
  paperwidth=800truebp,
  paperheight=600truebp,
  lmargin=32truebp,
  rmargin=16truebp,
  vmargin=24truebp,
]{geometry}
\usepackage{paralist}
\usepackage{color}
\definecolor{myblue}{rgb}{.2,.2,.6}
\pagestyle{empty}
\renewcommand*{\familydefault}{\sfdefault}
\setlength{\leftmargini}{1.5em}
\begin{document}
\begin{center}
\textcolor{myblue}{\Large Data Structure Lower Bounds}
\end{center}
\vspace{-10truebp}

\noindent
Predecessor (static)
\begin{compactitem}
\item Ajtai Combinatorica '88
\item Miltersen STOC' 94
\item Miltersen, Nisan, Safra, Wigdersen STOC '95
\item Beame, Fich STOC '99
\item Sen ICALP '01
\end{compactitem}

\bigskip

\noindent
Dynamic problems (partial sums, union find)
\begin{compactitem}
\item Fredman, Saks STOC '89
\item Ben-Amram, Galil FOCS '91
\item Miltersen, Subramanian, Vitter, Tamassia TCS '94
\item Husfeldt, Rauhe, Skyum SWAT '96 (planar connectivity)
\item Fredman, Henzinger Algorithmica '98 (non-determinism)
\item Alstrup, Husfeldt, Rauhe FOCS '98 (marked ancestor)
\item Alstrup, Husfeldt, Rauhe SODA '01 (2D NN)
\item Alstrup, Ben-Amram, Rauhe STOC '99 (union-find)
\end{compactitem}
\end{document}

Result

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Thanks very much! –  Raphael Oct 14 '12 at 6:18
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