# Main goals

• It should be looking good in a 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio, without the need to change anything.
• Provides an environment for vertical-spaced items
• Easy option to either use light- or dark-mode
• Is designed to be purely minimalistic without any distractions
• Easily use own logos
• Should support different languages without too many changes

# Demo

A sample document can be seen in the beamertheme-pure-minimalistic-demo.pdf, produced from beamertheme-pure-minimalistic-demo.tex. The document shows all of the design decisions, as well as some packages and commands that work well for presentations. For example, starting the frame counter after the Table of Contents section does not include backup slides to the total frame counter. Please use beamertheme-pure-minimalistic-demo.tex as a starting point, as exhaustive comments were added for a smooth start.

Here a short inline teaser version of the beamertheme-pure-minimalistic-demo.pdf can be seen.

I highly recommend pympress to add videos to the presentation. This presentation tool works perfectly with Beamer presentations and is available on all major OS!

# Comparison

To show some differences between the default beamer theme and the pure minimalistic beamer theme (inspired by the auriga beamer theme):

## Dark mode

On the left is the pure minimalistic theme in dark mode, and on the right is the default beamer theme.

## Light mode

On the left is the pure minimalistic theme in light mode, and on the right is the default beamer theme.

# Instructions

\documentclass[aspectratio=169]{beamer}

\usetheme[]{pureminimalistic}


# Customize

All options and commands are also described in detail in the beamertheme-pure-minimalistic-demo.pdf.

## Customize Logos

By default, the theme expects the logos to be present in a folder logos relative to the .sty file with the names: header_logo, header_logo_darkmode, institute_logo, and institute_logo_darkmode.

But you can easily change the logos used. There are 3 commands used to define which logos are used and how they are formatted:

• \logotitle – Command used for title page. Here \linewidth corresponds to the entire paper width.
• \logoheader – Command used for the header. Here \linewidth corresponds to a smaller box, as the horizontal space is shared with the title.
• \logofooter – Command used for the footer. Here \linewidth corresponds to a smaller box, as the horizontal space is shared with the footer text.

\renewcommand{\logotitle}{\includegraphics%
[width=.2\linewidth]{alternative_logo/gameboy.png}}
[width=.5\linewidth]{alternative_logo/gameboy.png}}
\renewcommand{\logofooter}{\includegraphics%
[width=.15\linewidth]{alternative_logo/console.png}}


## Color

The theme includes two default color options. The default color theme is light. The alternative color theme is the dark color theme, enabled with:

\usetheme[darkmode]{pureminimalistic}


The themes color commands can be redefined to customize the appearance.

Please set these after loading the theme and before \begin{document} for the changes to take effect.

The following theme color commands exist:

• \beamertextcolor
• \beamerbgcolor
• \beamerfootertextcolor
• \beamertitlecolor

To redefine the background, for example, the following commands could be used:

\usetheme{pureminimalistic}
\definecolor{textcolor}{RGB}{0, 0, 120}
\definecolor{title}{RGB}{0, 0, 0}
\definecolor{footercolor}{RGB}{133, 133, 133}
\definecolor{bg}{RGB}{25, 116, 210}

\renewcommand{\beamertextcolor}{textcolor}
\renewcommand{\beamerbgcolor}{bg}
\renewcommand{\beamerfootertextcolor}{footercolor}
\renewcommand{\beamertitlecolor}{title}


## Fonts

The default fonts are the Fira Fonts. This decision was inspired by another awesome beamer theme, the Focus beamer theme.

Some dislike the Fira Fonts. As an alternative, this theme also integrates the Noto fonts.

To use the Noto fonts:

\usetheme[noto, darkmode]{pureminimalistic}


If you prefer the default fonts or load your own fonts, disable the Fira Fonts with:

\usetheme[customfont, darkmode]{pureminimalistic}


## Footer options

Show max slide numbers

To show the maximum number of slides, enable the showmaxslides option:

\usetheme[showmaxslides, darkmode]{pureminimalistic}


Disable footer

To disable the footer altogether, including the institute image, set the nofooter option:

\usetheme[nofooter, darkmode]{pureminimalistic}


Replace footer logo with page count

To remove the footer logo and instead move the page description to that position use the nofooterlogo option:

\usetheme[nofooterlogo, darkmode]{pureminimalistic}


Customize word for Page in footer

To change the word Page in the footer, define a different word with:

\renewcommand{\pageword}{Seite}


# Release status

The next steps and thoughts about the upcoming release with possible features can be seen on the project page.

This software is released under the GNU GPL v3.0 License.

# Contributing

As always, PRs are welcome. :)

# Contact

If you have any comments, issues, or suggestions, please open an issue on GitHub. I will try my best to help as much as I can. :)

# Other great beamer themes

If you want to check out other awesome beamer themes take a look at the ultimate-beamer-theme-list by Martin Bjeldbak Madsen!