I find this classic figure of LaTeX's page geometry very helpful:


Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Latex_layout.svg

Now, I am fiddling with some beamer slides and I could really use such an overview of beamer's slide layout. Does it exist anywhere? I have not been able to find it...

For now, I need it to figure out how to get the height of a frame's body.

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    I don't think that a similar picture will ever exist; the geometry depends on how the used theme has been made, whether if the title bar count or not in the \textheight. You could read the manual (section 8.2.2 the sidebars): you will find some dimensions here Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 17:57
  • It's not quite what you want, but you might find tex.stackexchange.com/q/26299/86 a little bit helpful. Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 18:13
  • @LionelMANSUY: To which manual are you refering? Is it the one of geometry?
    – strpeter
    Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 9:06
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    @strpeter I was talking about the Beamer's manual Commented Feb 15, 2013 at 9:12

1 Answer 1


You can use the code provided by the author of the image. I tried with this:




and got a single page with the beamer's slide layout.

Package layout, as far as I remember, creates the layout diagram for the current geometry of the document. In the previous code, for example, if you change the document class to article and remove the environment frame, you will obtain a layout like the one you put. For more information, check the package documentation.

I hope it is still useful.

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