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Re: [O] #+BEAMER_THEME fails

From: Suvayu Ali
Subject: Re: [O] #+BEAMER_THEME fails
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:21:07 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2012-12-30)

Hi Loris,

On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 02:51:36PM +0200, Loris Bennett wrote:
> Hi Suvayu,
> Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:
> > Hi Loris,
> >
> > On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 10:22:40AM +0200, Loris Bennett wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> 
> >> Using Emacs 24.2.1 (Org mode 8.1.1) and having read the page
> >> 
> >>   http://orgmode.org/worg/exporters/beamer/ox-beamer.html
> >> 
> >> I assumed I would be able to set the Beamer theme using
> >> 
> >>   #+BEAMER_THEME: Madrid
> >> 
> >> However, this did not work and I just got the default theme.  However,
> >> looking at 
> >
> > Can you provide a minimal working example[1] with a sample of the exported
> > LaTeX code for you?
> That was a good suggestion, as it helped me to find the problem.  My
> mistake was exporting to LaTeX
>   As PDF file
> instead of 
>   As PDF file (Beamer)
> In principle it is clear when you do 'C-x C-e' that you should choose
> the latter option if you are using Beamer.  However, I didn't come
> across any mention of export to Beamer being different from export to
> non-beamer PDF in the documentation.  So maybe it would be an idea to
> add a section about exporting to the tutorial
>   http://orgmode.org/worg/exporters/beamer/tutorial.html
> to help the easily-confused, like myself.
> As a matter of interest, has the new exporter always behaved like that?
> And what is the rationale behind the distinction?

The answer is: it is a feature.  Documenting it is actually among my
TODOs[1].  If you would like to add something to any of the articles,
please feel free to contribute.


In case sending SSH keys is not possible or complicated for you, you can
send a patch, I can commit it for you.  In any case, I will try to
update the articles when I can find the time.



[1] <http://orgmode.org/worg/exporters/beamer/ox-beamer.html#sec-5-1>


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