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CTAN submission: beamer 2.00 and pgf 0.60

Date: February 19, 2004 9:42:58 AM CET
----- Forwarded message from Till Tantau ----- I have put version 2.00 of the beamer package (macros/latex/contrib/beamer) on fpt://dante.ctan.org/incoming/latex-beamer-2.00.tar.gz and version 0.60 of pgf (graphics/pgf) on fpt://dante.ctan.org/incoming/pgf-0.60.tar.gz. ChangLogs: beamer version 2.00 Added: - Added placement options to columns and column commands. - Added \column command. - Added label option to frames. - Added \againframe command for showing a frame again later on (very useful!). - Added \includeonlyframe command for typesetting only specific frames. - Added \AtBeginSection, \AtBeginSubsection, and \AtBeginPart commands (very useful!). - Added \visible command (opposite of \invisible). - Added verse, quotation, and quote environments. - Added abstract environment (not very useful in my opinion). - Added colored option to \defverbatim for use with lstlisting. - Added grid density option to grid background. - Added professionalfont option. - Added automatic support of serif math minion fonts. - Added option to \pause command to pause only from a specific slide on. - Added \unpause to stop the last \pause. - Includes enumerate.sty by default and allows one to use its functionality in beamer. - Added dark and tab options to beamerthemesidebar. Other sidebar themes no longer needed. - Made \note work also inside frames. - Added templates for notes. - Added notes=onlyframeswithnotes option for generating only frames that contain a note. - Added options to all \insertshortxxx commands. - Added option for passing arguments to color, xcolor, pgf, and hyperref. - Added \action and actionenv environments. - Added the concept of actions to overlay specifications. For example, \item<alert at 2> will alert the item on the second slide and \item<2-| alert at 2> will furthermore have the item covered before that. - Added <> option to \newcommand and \newenvironment to make the defined commands overlay-specification aware. - \only and \alt will now also accept an overlay specification "at the end". - Block environments now accept overlay specification also before the argument. - Added \mode command - Added beamerbasearticle.sty -> makes nearly all beamer commands available in article mode in a sensible way. - Added mode specifications to \section and \subsection commands (useful for the article version). - Started adding some templates for rendering frames in article mode. - Added \lecture command and \includeonlylecture (useful for lecture notes). - Added a containsverbatim option to the \frame command. Should be used instead of the old \frame<all:1> (which is, however, still supported). - Made \includegraphics, \pgfimage, and \pgfuseimage overlay-specification-aware. (useful for pseudo-animations) Changed: - Every frame is now put into a box internally. Slides will never be split over two pages. - \pause commands now transcends blocks (very useful, but not compatible!) - Balls are now also used for enumerations, not just for itemize in shadow theme. Use \beamertemplateenumeratealpha to get old behaviour. - Changed syntax of alert and structure templates. - Reworked internals of overlay management. Should produce slightly shorter files. - Changed file names of .jpg and .png images to start with "beamer-" to avoid name clashes. - Renamed \original to \beameroriginal because of clash with lucidia font styles. - "Streamlined" themes to use the same basic templates. - \noteitems replaced by \note[enumerate]. - \nameslide command is now obsolete. Use the label= option instead. - Removed notesonly option. Use notes=only. - Themes beamerthemesidebartab, beamerthemesidebardark, and beamerthemesidebardarktab are now obsolete. Use beamerthesesidebar will appropriate options instead. - Theme beamerthemetreebars obsolete. Use beamerthemetree with option bars instead. - Removed compressnotes option. Use \beamertemplatenotecompress instead. Removed: - Removed pauses environment (no longer needed). - Improved pgf makes \pgfonly superfluous. Use \only instead. - Removed reproducable .pdf example files from repository for faster cvs checkout/checkin. - Removed \invisibleon command (was superfluous anyway). - Removed \mixinon command (was not very useful and clashes with new \pause command; use \opaqueness instead). - Removed \newoverlaycommand and \renewoverlaycommand. Can be better implemented using \newcommand<>. - Removed \article, \presentation, and \common commands (still quietly tolerated). Should be replaced by \mode<article>, \mode<presentation>, and \mode<all>. - Removed beamer/lyx/doc. Documentation is now incorporated in the main user's guide. LyX: - Added a big example file beamerlyxexample1.lyx. - Changed \tableofcontents command so that options can be given in LyX. - Changed \frame command in LyX so that options can be given. - Added overprint and overlayarea environments. - Added \againframe command. - Changed beamer.layout to use new command \column. Old environment no longer supported in lyx. - A new frame and a section or subsection will automatically close the previous frame. EndFrame is only needed before the end of the document, before the appendix, and before "out-of-frame" material. - Added TitleGraphic command. - Documented the LyX interface in beameruserguide.pdf. Bugfixes: - Fixed bugs with "jumping" blocks in overlays. - Fixed bug with tabbing in beamerbaseboxes. - Added work-around for problem with black background in older versions of acroread. - Fixed problems with linebreak in short title and short author in sidebar themes. pgf version 0.60: - Replaced some commands for the postscript code by shorter versions for smaller file size. - Fixed bug in pgfbox command that caused incorrect kerning in postscript output. - Fixed bug in pgfsys at defineimage that made page inclusion impossible. - Fixed bug in pgfshading that did not reset dash patterns in shadings in the PostScript version. - Spaces are now allowed inside the pgfpicture environment. - Added \pgfgrid command. ----- End forwarded message ----- Thanks for the upload. I installed both packages as suggested replacing the previous versions at CTAN:graphics/pgf and CTAN:macros/latex/contrib/beamer Reinhard Zierke for the CTAN team

beamer – A class for producing presentations and slides

The beamer class can be used for producing slides. The class works in both PostScript and direct PDF output modes, using the pgf graphics system for visual effects.

Content is created in the frame environment, and each frame can be made up of a number of slides using a simple notation for specifying material to appear on each slide within a frame. Short versions of title, authors, institute can also be specified as optional parameters. Whole frame graphics are supported by plain frames. The class supports figure and table environments, transparency effects, varying slide transitions and animations. Beamer also provides compatibility with other packages like prosper.

The package now incorporates the functionality of the former translator package, which is used for customising the package for use in other language environments.

Beamer depends on the following other packages: atbegshi, etoolbox, hyperref, ifpdf, pgf, and translator.

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