# Wrong display of beamer presentation with notes by pdf-presenter-console

I want a double page presentation and want to display it with the pdf-presenter-console. This is my MWE:

\documentclass[compress,ngerman]{beamer}
\usepackage{babel}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{microtype}
\usepackage{lmodern}

\usepackage{pgfpages}
\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen=right}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
Test

\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
Frame 2
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
3
\end{frame}

\end{document}


Pdf looks fine. When opened with pdf-presenter-console three slides are displayed though.

With a beamer plugged in the output for the beamer display presentation+notes instead of presentation only. How can I handle this? Where is the problem? Is is a LaTeX thing, a problem with the program or with the laptop???

• Perhaps you should also explain what pdf-presenter-console is – daleif Oct 14 at 11:31

You can use the option notes with the position of the notes (manpage for pdfpc):

-n, --notes=P
Position of notes on the PDF page. Position can be either left, right, top
or bottom (Default none)


pdfpc --notes=right filename.pdf


If you insert a frame number, the frames will be recognized correctly. If there is a frame with multiple overlays these will be displayed in small below. In your case frame 2 is recognized as overlay 2 of frame 1.

\addtobeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}{%
\usebeamerfont{footline}%
\usebeamercolor[fg]{footline}%
\hspace{1em}%

• Ok. If you don't use any overlays your example works without the LaTeX-code. But if you make one frame with \pause and don't use frame numbers it will be interpreted as seperated frame and not as just an overlay of the same frame. If pdfpc still doesn't recognise an overlay you can edit that manualy with some key. – dexteritas Oct 14 at 15:39