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LaTeX: Michigan Tech Beamer Template

What is this?

A LaTeX template for preparing slides for presentation in Michigan Technological University.

Disclaimer

This and other associated files are distributed in the hope that they will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Using this unofficial template is not a substitute for learning LaTeX and/or understanding its how it works.

Features

Apart from modularizing the document preparation process, and producing title and final slides, and Michigan Tech logo in every slide, the template provides the following:

  1. If using Linux/UNIX or Mac, the process of generating the PDF could be as simple as typing make.

  2. Ability to make a timestamp-based snapshot of the entire folder via the command make snapshot.

What all does one need to get started?

  1. As complete an installation of LaTeX as possible.

    1. TeXLive for Linux and Mac, and MiKTeX for Windows.

    2. TeXMaker -- a LaTeX-aware text editor -- for Linux, Mac and Windows.

  2. This template in its entirety.

  3. Basic understanding of how LaTeX works.

Which files should one edit?

  1. Rename (not just copy over) john_slides.tex by substituting john with your Michigan Tech ISO username.

  2. Open the renamed john_slides.tex and add relevant information.

  3. Update Personalize/Personalize.tex with relevant information.

  4. Place all figures (.jpg, .png, .pdf) in Figures folder.

  5. Update MichiganTech.cls iff there is a need, and iff there is an understanding of how the LaTeX class/style file works.

How does one compile? (parts of it to be updated)

Linux (or Mac) from a terminal using the command line, using Makefile:

cd LaTeX_BeamerTemplate
make

Linux (or Mac) from a terminal using the command line, without using Makefile:

cd LaTeX_BeamerTemplate
pdflatex --shell-escape john_slides
pdflatex --shell-escape john_slides

Mac using TeXMaker application:

Navigate to TeXMaker » Preferences » Quick Build » Quick Build Command » User and enter the following

"/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex | 
"/usr/texbin/pdflatex" -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

Windows using TeXMaker application:

Navigate to TeXMaker » Options » Configure TeXMaker » Quick Build » Quick Build Command » User and enter the following

pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex | 
pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

What if one needs colored text?

The template provides the following 140 named colors (given with their hexadecimal notation; color scheme adopted from http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colorvalues.asp). Example usage:

\textcolor{Color}{colored text}

Hex code Color Hex code Color
#000000 Black #BA55D3 MediumOrchid
#000080 Navy #BC8F8F RosyBrown
#00008B DarkBlue #BDB76B DarkKhaki
#0000CD MediumBlue #C0C0C0 Silver
#0000FF Blue #C71585 MediumVioletRed
#006400 DarkGreen #CD5C5C IndianRed
#008000 Green #CD853F Peru
#008080 Teal #D2691E Chocolate
#008B8B DarkCyan #D2B48C Tan
#00BFFF DeepSkyBlue #D3D3D3 LightGray
#00CED1 DarkTurquoise #D8BFD8 Thistle
#00FA9A MediumSpringGreen #DA70D6 Orchid
#00FF00 Lime #DAA520 GoldenRod
#00FF7F SpringGreen #DB7093 PaleVioletRed
#00FFFF Aqua #DC143C Crimson
#00FFFF Cyan #DCDCDC Gainsboro
#191970 MidnightBlue #DDA0DD Plum
#1E90FF DodgerBlue #DEB887 BurlyWood
#20B2AA LightSeaGreen #E0FFFF LightCyan
#228B22 ForestGreen #E6E6FA Lavender
#2E8B57 SeaGreen #E9967A DarkSalmon
#2F4F4F DarkSlateGray #EE82EE Violet
#32CD32 LimeGreen #EEE8AA PaleGoldenRod
#3CB371 MediumSeaGreen #F08080 LightCoral
#40E0D0 Turquoise #F0E68C Khaki
#4169E1 RoyalBlue #F0F8FF AliceBlue
#4682B4 SteelBlue #F0FFF0 HoneyDew
#483D8B DarkSlateBlue #F0FFFF Azure
#48D1CC MediumTurquoise #F4A460 SandyBrown
#4B0082 Indigo #F5DEB3 Wheat
#556B2F DarkOliveGreen #F5F5DC Beige
#5F9EA0 CadetBlue #F5F5F5 WhiteSmoke
#6495ED CornflowerBlue #F5FFFA MintCream
#66CDAA MediumAquaMarine #F8F8FF GhostWhite
#696969 DimGray #FA8072 Salmon
#6A5ACD SlateBlue #FAEBD7 AntiqueWhite
#6B8E23 OliveDrab #FAF0E6 Linen
#708090 SlateGray #FAFAD2 LightGoldenRodYellow
#778899 LightSlateGray #FDF5E6 OldLace
#7B68EE MediumSlateBlue #FF0000 Red
#7CFC00 LawnGreen #FF00FF Fuchsia
#7FFF00 Chartreuse #FF00FF Magenta
#7FFFD4 Aquamarine #FF1493 DeepPink
#800000 Maroon #FF4500 OrangeRed
#800080 Purple #FF6347 Tomato
#808000 Olive #FF69B4 HotPink
#808080 Gray #FF7F50 Coral
#87CEEB SkyBlue #FF8C00 DarkOrange
#87CEFA LightSkyBlue #FFA07A LightSalmon
#8A2BE2 BlueViolet #FFA500 Orange
#8B0000 DarkRed #FFB6C1 LightPink
#8B008B DarkMagenta #FFC0CB Pink
#8B4513 SaddleBrown #FFD700 Gold
#8FBC8F DarkSeaGreen #FFDAB9 PeachPuff
#90EE90 LightGreen #FFDEAD NavajoWhite
#9370DB MediumPurple #FFE4B5 Moccasin
#9400D3 DarkViolet #FFE4C4 Bisque
#98FB98 PaleGreen #FFE4E1 MistyRose
#9932CC DarkOrchid #FFEBCD BlanchedAlmond
#9ACD32 YellowGreen #FFEFD5 PapayaWhip
#A0522D Sienna #FFF0F5 LavenderBlush
#A52A2A Brown #FFF5EE SeaShell
#A9A9A9 DarkGray #FFF8DC Cornsilk
#ADD8E6 LightBlue #FFFACD LemonChiffon
#ADFF2F GreenYellow #FFFAF0 FloralWhite
#AFEEEE PaleTurquoise #FFFAFA Snow
#B0C4DE LightSteelBlue #FFFF00 Yellow
#B0E0E6 PowderBlue #FFFFE0 LightYellow
#B22222 FireBrick #FFFFF0 Ivory
#B8860B DarkGoldenRod #FFFFFF White

Got questions? Need help?

Google search often provides a quick and reliable answer. If all else fails, then contact the author.

Don't like this template OR have an idea to improve?

Feel free to clone/fork this repository and make changes to fit your needs. You have my explicit permission to do so. This template and/or the changes you make may very well work for you (or your institution). Please note that if you decide to do so, you are doing so entirely at your very own discretion and that neither the author nor Michigan Technological University is responsible for any/all damage -- intellectual and/or otherwise.

Author

Dr. Gowtham, PhD
Director of Research Computing, IT
Adj. Asst. Professor, Physics/ECE
Michigan Technological University
Email: g@mtu.edu
http://sgowtham.com

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