So I found this totally awesome looking presentation that's made in LaTeX: https://web.archive.org/web/20160812023301/http://pyprop.googlecode.com/files/disputas.pdf

I love how there is custom header with university logo. I'd like to do something like that (different university obviously XD), and I would like to find out how to do sth like that.

From what I've read on beamer manual, I only find a way how to put custom background image, but this seems to be modified theme.

And I don't want to send e-mail to the person who did this presentation (it would be totally embarrassing), but I would like to find out how to do sth like that.

Any suggestions, sites with code that does sth like this?

Any help is appreciated ^^

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    Wow, every upvoter has favourited (I think). '
    – user32552
    Sep 29, 2013 at 3:20
  • Well it's an interesting question :D And the answer is really great :)
    – dingo_d
    Sep 29, 2013 at 15:07
  • I found another presentation that looks really nice. It's really simple, but the color combination is great :) phys.chuo-u.ac.jp/labs/inami/seminarfile/2012/5Hikida.pdf I'll try to recreate it, if I succeed I'll give the code here :)
    – dingo_d
    Nov 25, 2013 at 14:23
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    I uploaded it here: megafileupload.com/en/file/475744/presentation-rar.html It's not perfect, far from that it needs some heavy adjusting, but for start it's not bad. If anyone wants it, please use it :)
    – dingo_d
    Dec 5, 2013 at 17:30
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    Yeah, it seems to be that way. I created a git repo for the presentation, please use it and improve it as you wish, and feel free to post how it looks like :) github.com/dingo-d/LaTeX-presentation
    – dingo_d
    Oct 31, 2015 at 9:40

3 Answers 3


You'll need to create a .sty file and install it like described here: Where to place custom beamer themes

A sweet tutorial about customizing beamer themes (via Wayback Machine):


You can also find examples to modify: http://latex.simon04.net/

Here's a particularly good one (via Wayback Machine):


This 4 may be a good starting point for customization, check out the files under 'color' directory to change theme (via Wayback Machine):


The antwerpen theme is nice, and provides examples for using images.

\ifthenelse{ \boolean{beamer@dark} \OR \boolean{beamer@darktitle} }%
% then

if it's still of interest: A template that is very similar and I think the guy that made the presentation you mentioned gave some advise...


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    I really liked the presentation you linked to. Thus, I started searching for the original file. Guess what? The author GRACIOUSLY made the entire source file and sty file available. Here is the link code.google.com/p/pyprop/downloads/list Enjoy!
    – Pool PhD
    Feb 20, 2013 at 3:22
  • I got the error Package keyval Error: frametitle undefined. Do you know how to fix it?
    – Dion
    Apr 20, 2014 at 23:10

I have ported a PowerPoint and a Powerdot theme to Beamer. They are available here.

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