# How to generate PDF with 6 slides from Beamer presentation?

I would like to generate a PDF document with 6 frames on the same page. What I mean is that I have a Beamer presentation with a Frame on every slide, and I want to get something like this : http://alumni.media.mit.edu/~maov/classes/vision09/lect/09_Image_Filtering_Edge_Detection_09.pdf

is it possible ? any idea from where to start ?

You can first define a "6 on 1" pgf page layout, then activate it in, say, the handout mode. I use the code below -- I've probably modified it from somewhere but I can't remember. Perhaps you can fine tune it further for your own needs:

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\usetheme{Dresden}
\usepackage{pgfpages}

\pgfpagesdeclarelayout{6 on 1}
{
\edef\pgfpageoptionheight{\the\paperwidth} % landscaped by default
\edef\pgfpageoptionwidth{\the\paperheight}
\def\pgfpageoptionborder{0pt}
\def\pgfpageoptionfirstshipout{1}
}
{
\pgfpagesphysicalpageoptions
{%
logical pages=6,%
physical height=\pgfpageoptionheight,%
physical width=\pgfpageoptionwidth,%
current logical shipout=\pgfpageoptionfirstshipout%
}
\ifdim\paperheight>\paperwidth\relax
% put side-by-side
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{1}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.1667\pgfphysicalwidth}{.25\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{3}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.5\pgfphysicalwidth}{.25\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{5}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.8333\pgfphysicalwidth}{.25\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{2}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.1667\pgfphysicalwidth}{.75\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{4}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.5\pgfphysicalwidth}{.75\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{6}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.8333\pgfphysicalwidth}{.75\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\else
% stack on top of one another
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{1}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=0.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.25\pgfphysicalwidth}{.8333\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{3}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=0.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.25\pgfphysicalwidth}{.5\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{5}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=0.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.25\pgfphysicalwidth}{.1667\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{2}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=0.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.75\pgfphysicalwidth}{.8333\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{4}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=0.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.75\pgfphysicalwidth}{.5\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{6}
{%
border shrink=\pgfpageoptionborder,%
resized width=0.5\pgfphysicalwidth,%
resized height=\pgfphysicalheight,%
center=\pgfpoint{.75\pgfphysicalwidth}{.1667\pgfphysicalheight}%
}%
\fi
}

\mode<handout>{
\pgfpagesuselayout{6 on 1}[a4paper, border shrink=8mm]
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{1}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{2}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{3}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{4}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{5}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{6}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{First}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Second}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Third}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Fourth}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Fifth}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Sixth}
lala
\end{frame}

\end{document}


If you do not mind using a second file to create the document, you can use something like the following. This assumes that mypresentation-h.pdf is your beamer presentation created in handout mode.

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\includepdfset{pages=-,nup=2x3,frame,noautoscale=false,delta=5mm 5mm,pagecommand={\thispagestyle{plain}}}% adjust the pagestyle etc. as desired

\geometry{vscale=.75,hscale=.925}% if you are not using A4, you might need to adjust this to get things looking right
\usepackage{parskip}

\begin{document}

\includepdf[scale=.9]{mypresentation-h.pdf}% beamer presentation created in handout mode (to flatten slides). Also consider using a black and white theme if printing or copying greyscale

\end{document}


A 6 on 1 layout is now included in version 3.1 or later of pgf (available from https://sourceforge.net/p/pgf/git/ci/master/tree/)

With this the nice answer of LianTze Lim can be simplified to:

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\usetheme{Dresden}
\usepackage{pgfpages}

\mode<handout>{
\pgfpagesuselayout{6 on 1}[a4paper, border shrink=8mm]
}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{First}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Second}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Third}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Fourth}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Fifth}
lala
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Sixth}
lala
\end{frame}

\end{document}