# Which package to use to create a size like blank presentation

Does someone know which latex package to use in order to make paper size like blank presentation.

Here is an example

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-041-probabilistic-systems-analysis-and-applied-probability-fall-2010/video-lectures/lecture-2-conditioning-and-bayes-rule/MIT6_041F10_L02.pdf

And here is the result when showing the slides :

http://youtu.be/j9WZyLZCBzs?list=PLUl4u3cNGP60A3XMwZ5sep719_nh95qOe

• Please make edit your question to make it self-contained so that it continues to be useful to others even if external content is modified or annihilated. Remember that a question on this site should concern a general issue which can be expected to be of interest to many users and not just to the person posting the question. – cfr Nov 30 '14 at 23:47
• Perhaps you are looking for beamer or pdfscreen or similar? – cfr Nov 30 '14 at 23:47
• Maybe this could help: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/75646/… – pisoir Dec 4 '14 at 16:18

One way would be to use four minipages:

## Code:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[
paperwidth=8.5in,
paperheight=8.5in,
top=0.25in,
bottom=0.25in,
left=0.25in,
right=0.25in,
nomarginpar,
footskip=15pt,
]{geometry}

\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{environ}
%\usepackage{showframe}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyhf{}
\cfoot{\thepage}

\NewEnviron{MyBox}{%
\fbox{\begin{minipage}[t][0.48\textheight]{0.48\linewidth}
\vspace*{0.5cm}%
\BODY%
\end{minipage}}%
\hfill
}

\begin{document}\noindent
\begin{MyBox}
\begin{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{MyBox}%
\begin{MyBox}
\begin{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{MyBox}%
\vfill\noindent
\begin{MyBox}
\begin{itemize}
\item  Probability of A\ldots
\end{itemize}
\end{MyBox}%
\begin{MyBox}
\begin{itemize}
\item  Let $B$ be the event\ldots
\end{itemize}
\end{MyBox}%
\begin{MyBox}
\begin{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{MyBox}%
\begin{MyBox}
\begin{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{MyBox}%
\vfill\noindent
\begin{MyBox}
\begin{itemize}
\item  Probability of A\ldots
\end{itemize}
\end{MyBox}%
\begin{MyBox}
\begin{itemize}
\item  Let $B$ be the event\ldots
\end{itemize}
\end{MyBox}%
\end{document}

• Hello Peter, it's perfect for the "printing version". Can you tell me how I can compile your code to get the "presentation version" that's to say to show slide by slide by using a beamer in a classroom. – S12000 Dec 10 '14 at 13:56
• Swiss12000: I think @Fran's answer covers that. – Peter Grill Dec 10 '14 at 21:00
• Hello Fran's answer works with his code (by commenting pgfpagesuselayout). But with your code I don't figure out how to solve it. – S12000 Dec 12 '14 at 0:47
• @Swiss12000: My code does not use beamer for the slides. If you are interested in a non-beamer solution let me know and I can look into modifying this. Am traveling starting tomorrow so might be a while until I can get back to this though. – Peter Grill Dec 12 '14 at 3:53
• Hello Peter. Yes I'm very interested in your code. Now with your code I can get a printed version (4 "slide) in 1 page) and I would like to use your code to get a "presentation version" to give a lesson to students. That's to compile your code and get 1 "slide" per page... – S12000 Dec 13 '14 at 16:03

As commented, use the beamer class with the option handout and pgfpges for a 4 x 1 layout:

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=cyan!05}
\usepackage{pgfpages}
\pgfpagesuselayout{4 on 1}[a4paper,landscape,border shrink=5mm]
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{1}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{2}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{3}{border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\pgfpageslogicalpageoptions{4}{scale=3,border code=\pgfusepath{stroke}}
\begin{document}
\huge
\frame{\frametitle{\Huge Lecture \insertpagenumber} Bla bla bla ... }
\frame{\frametitle{\Huge Lecture \insertpagenumber} More bla bla ... }
\frame{\frametitle{\Huge Lecture \insertpagenumber} Still bla bla ... }
\frame{\frametitle{\Huge Lecture \insertpagenumber} Even more bla ... }
\end{document}


With a % before \pgfpagesuselayout and removing the handout option you can obtain the presentation version. See also about the command \mode.

Slides can be done using beamer. Printing multiple logical pages on a single sheet of paper can be done using pdfpages.