Mon, 03 Mar 2008
Fighting With Beamer
A while ago I wrote about typesetting presentation slides in Beamer. Now I have decided to rewrite the slides for my UNIX courses in Beamer, but it brings many problems - I will write about two of them:
The first problem is with typesetting the C source code (quite frequent task
for the UNIX course): I cannot use the
[fragile] option to the
because it writes the text to the file and rereads it again, messing up
the character encoding during the process (I use UTF-8 input encoding).
I cannot use the
semiverbatim environment, because the most
tricky part - the indentation of the source code - is not preserved.
The second problem is with graphs and diagrams: I want them to have the same font as the surrounding text (both in typeface and size). So the file format should be something like LaTeX (for texts) + something for rectangles, lines, arrows, and other vector graphics. I have tried about all the formats XFig supports, but none of them work with PDFLaTeX, UTF-8 encoding, and meets the above requirements.
So, my dear lazyweb, how would you solve the above two problems (other than using OOImpress or something similar)?