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Note page showing the next frame

I just presented some of my work with a presentation typeset with LaTeX+Beamer, using the double screen magic of

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

which helped me a lot with those pesky transition phrases and words that I forget when nervous.

I also used impressive in order to put some decent transitions and make all those keynote and powerpoint users a bit jealous (useless, everyone was already on beamer). The result was very satisfying and the presentation went particularly well.

There was something, however, that I would have loved. In the second screen (the notes pages), I had a smaller version of the current slide showing in the first screen. It would have been just perfect if I had another smaller version of the next slide. I have seen this in keynote and I think it would help a lot the presenter. Is it possible to have a smaller rendered version of the next slide? It seems feasible since one already has the current slide... but then again, I have my doubts since the next slide has not been typeset yet.

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    This seems more like the sort of thing that impressive could do, rather than something to do from within beamer. – Seamus Jun 15 '12 at 10:33
  • To follow up on the linked duplicate, I recently wanted more advanced layouts than currently possible with pgfpages so hacked it a little to the point where I might be able to provide an answer to this. But I need a clear space to think through the idea a bit more carefully to test it. – Andrew Stacey Jun 15 '12 at 11:11
  • @Seamus: Two reasons to do it with beamer/pgf: 1) impressive seems stuck and last stable version is from some time ago. 2) beamer already does this for the current slide – YuppieNetworking Jun 15 '12 at 14:03
  • @AndrewStacey I had not find that question before... sure, this is a duplicate – YuppieNetworking Jun 15 '12 at 14:04
  • You probably don't get notifications of the duplicate, so I'm just mentioning that I've posted an answer to the original question. – Andrew Stacey Jun 20 '12 at 22:51

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