If I write my thesis with ClassicThesis, how can I fix beamer layout to get a similar setup?

Does exist a template for this problem?

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    Can you please show you're settings using classicthesis? Which settings would you like to transfer to beamer? – Gonzalo Medina Feb 13 '14 at 19:59
  • It is of common use to prefer sans serif font over serif font for slides (beamer) mainly for readability reasons. I totally agree that default style with beamer is awful and for example I pretty much enjoy Flip beamer's theme. If matching classicthesis is the main concern, you can create your own beamer template. I'll be difficult to directly help you if you don't provide at least an idea of how a slide would look like. – s__C Feb 13 '14 at 20:19
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    I think you need to be more specific. Please try to narrow down those aspects from classicthesis that you would like to see in your beamer presentation. – Gonzalo Medina Feb 13 '14 at 20:43
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    I can't understand what you mean by making a beamer presentation in ClassicThesis style. They are different things; you want to grow "radicchio rosso di Treviso” in the style of Bruxelles artichokes: both good vegetables to eat, but you can't compare the way they are grown up. – egreg Feb 13 '14 at 21:52
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    @egreg: Thanks for your very funny comment. – marchetto Feb 15 '14 at 17:58

As the comments note, what makes a presentation good is not what makes a thesis good. However, some serif fonts work well in presentations if no one will be seated far from the screen. And especially if the subject matter is literary, it may not be inappropriate for the style of a presentation to echo that of the thesis. Try something like this, which borrows a trick from Gonzalo Medina:

% compile with lualatex or xelatex:
\setmainfont[Numbers=OldStyle,SmallCapsFeatures={Kerning=Uppercase}]{Minion Pro}
\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}[circle]
\addtobeamertemplate{block begin}{}{\justifying}
\setbeamercolor{alerted text}{fg=alert}
  \frametitle{informative title}
  \framesubtitle{optional subtitle}

  The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the
  light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came
  through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more
  delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.

  \item An item.
  \item An \alert{alerted} item.

output of the sample code

Sorry, I can’t help with math, Matlab, or Octave, since my own documents never involve them, but perhaps this is enough to get you started.


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