# [OS X TeX] Lectures in beamer & combined lecture notes

Axel Kielhorn tex at axelkielhorn.de
Mon Jun 27 01:33:00 EDT 2016

> Am 27.06.2016 um 02:18 schrieb chlists at me.com:
>
> Dear list,
>
> I am in the process of putting together a 3-day short-course for M.Sc. students in geosciences and was wondering whether anyone here has some advice on how to best/most efficiently. I'd like to combine individual beamer presentations into a coherent set of annotated lecture notes.
>
> My current plan was to use the recommended beamerarticle package to do that, maybe in conjunction with the tufte-handout class. However, as there are many people on the list with extensive teaching experience someone might have other recommendations.

I have no experience in teaching but I gave a presentation on Beamer two years ago.

Using beamerarticle works quite well as long as you keep some things in mind:

You can simply write the article text in between frames by using:

\documentclass[ignorenonframetext]{beamer}

But beware, to set anything presentation related, it now has to be included with

\mode<presentation>
{
\usetheme{CambridgeUS}		% rot
}
\mode<presentation>
{
% Enable or disable as you wish
%\beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<+->}
%\setbeamercovered{transparent}
}

You can have frames that are only in the presentation, but not in article:

\begin{frame}<beamer>[label=inhalt]{Inhalt}
\tableofcontents[pausesections]
%\tableofcontents[currentsection] % nur aktuelle Section
\end{frame}

Avoid the columns environment in beamer, there is no equivalent in article.

beamerarticle works fine with article and scrartcl, I couldn’t get it to work with tufte-handout.
If you want to try, use the [noxcolor] option for beamerarticle.

Axel