# Box around different slides - LaTeX Presentation Handout

I would like to make handouts for my LaTeX presentation.

I read here how I can do this.

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\usepackage{pgfpages}
\pgfpagesuselayout{4 on 1}[a4paper,border shrink=5mm,landscape]


which produces:

However, I would like to have a border to distinguish the slides, like this:

How can I do this?

EDIT: Example code:

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\usepackage{pgfpages}
\pgfpagesuselayout{4 on 1}[a4paper,border shrink=5mm,landscape]

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{slide A}
example 1
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{slide B}
example 2
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{slide C}
example 3
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{slide D}
example 4
\end{frame}

\end{document}

• This page suggests to compile your presentation and then \includepdf it into a new file. The option frame=true looks like what you want. I cannot try this at the moment. – cauchy42 Sep 21 '15 at 9:41
• Or you have a look at this question. – cauchy42 Sep 21 '15 at 9:51
• @cauchy42 Unfortunately, it does not work for me yet... – student441 Sep 21 '15 at 11:31
• It is easier to help you if you provide a complete small example. – cfr Sep 21 '15 at 12:24
• @cfr See my edit – student441 Sep 21 '15 at 12:28

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
%\usepackage{pgfpages}
%\pgfpagesuselayout{4 on 1}[a4paper,border shrink=5mm,landscape]

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{slide A}
example 1
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{slide B}
example 2
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{slide C}
example 3
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{slide D}
example 4
\end{frame}

\end{document}


Compile this (file mypres.tex to mypres.pdf, say).
Then have a second file

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{pdfpages}
\begin{document}
\includepdf[pages=1-last,nup=2x2,landscape=false,frame=true,
noautoscale=true,scale=0.6,delta=0mm 5mm]{mypres.pdf}
\end{document}


which will contain the (framed) slides, arranged in a 2x2.

• thanks, it works. Is it also possible to put a pagenumber on each page? (so if I have 4 pages of handout, it would like to have 4 page numbers). – student441 Sep 21 '15 at 12:54
• @student441 I think the easiest way would be to have the page numbers in the frames. I don't see a solution (using pdfpages) to have them outside, sorry. – cauchy42 Sep 21 '15 at 13:07