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As I decided to use LaTeX to make a presentation and I'm a newbie, I would like a not-very-long tutorial that introduces all features of the beamer class package one can use along with its output. Is there any other package which is preferred over beamer?

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Beamer comes with a "compilable tutorial", which seems to be exactly what you want. This tutorial is also available in several languages. And for most situations, beamer is both convenient and produces beautiful output. – T. Verron Nov 15 '12 at 10:50
@T.Verron: Googling yielded no result. Could you please tell me where I can find the tutorial you mentioned in your comment? – Gigili Nov 15 '12 at 10:51
The tutorial is the first part of the manual. – Loop Space Nov 15 '12 at 10:52
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As Andrew has already pointed out, you can find a good tutorial in the Beamer User Guide, accessible e.g. on http://www.ctan.org/pkg/beamer under the link "Package Documentation".

You are interested in Part One, Section 3, Tutorial: Euclid’s Presentation on page 21.

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