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FAQ

  • How to create boxes with fixed header height (i.e. baseline problem depending on characters)?. Inside your theme you have to change within \setbeamertemplate{block begin} to (by Matthias Wächter, thx :-)
    \begin{beamercolorbox}[center,leftskip=1cm,colsep*=.75ex]{block title}%
      \usebeamerfont*{block title}%
      {\rule[-0.4ex]{0mm}{2ex}\insertblocktitle}%
    \end{beamercolorbox}%
  • How to create boxes with fixed height (e.g. 20cm)? Inside your theme you have to change within \setbeamertemplate{block begin} to
    \begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=20cm,...]{block body}
  • How to create boxes which are filled until the bottom of the poster? I don't know, because this here doesn't work:
    \setlength{\rest}{\textheight}
    \addtolength{\rest}{-\pagetotal}
    \vskip\rest

Please write me an email if you know how.

  • Can I use beamerposter to generate LaTeX beamer 16:9 slides in an aspect ratio for a 16:9 projector or a widescreen TV? In principle yes (there might be better ways to solve this problem), just check that your width and height ratio is close to 1.78 (16:9) and try different and small font scale values, e.g.
    \usepackage[orientation=landscape,size=custom,width=16,height=9,scale=0.5,debug]{beamerposter} 
  • my printer doesn't support borderless printing, how can I change the margin values? Simply use the pdfnup tool with negative trim values, e.g.
    pdfnup --nup 1x1 --trim "-44mm -44mm -44mm -44mm" myposter.pdf

Another option might be to use the pgfpages package (works for DIN sized posters, by Florian Hengstberger :-)

    \usepackage[orientation=landscape,size=a0,scale=1.5]{beamerposter}
    \usepackage{pgfpages}
    \pgfpagesuselayout{resize to}[a0paper,landscape,border shrink=10mm]