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New theme Monash (or MonashEBS) ? #9

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eddelbuettel opened this Issue Oct 7, 2018 · 7 comments

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eddelbuettel commented Oct 7, 2018

@robjhyndman has some snazzy Beamer theming here: https://github.com/robjhyndman/MonashEBSTemplates

Recent example: https://github.com/robjhyndman/Writing-seminar/blob/master/Writing.pdf

When I glanced at the source it revealed itself as another Metropolis variant so it would fit here. Style file looks small and clean. Have not checked if it needs additional fonts, but that would be a bridge we have crossed before :)

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@robjhyndman Any thoughts or concerns from your end? Here in binb we mostly care about the Beamer side of things.

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izahn commented Oct 7, 2018

The theme is very nice. The title graphic is hard-coded, would be nice to make that configurable. I still need to do that for the IQSS theme also, so that clearly is not a prerequisite for inclusion in binb, but it would be nice. Other than that 👍 from me.

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robjhyndman commented Oct 7, 2018

I'd be delighted to have that included in binb. The MonashBlue.sty file could be cleaned up a little. It contains a few things that I like, but that are not really theme-related. The default font is loaded with \usepackage{bera} which is a standard LaTeX package. Do you want a PR?

It would be good to make both Monash and IQSS more useful for other institutions. That probably means giving two versions of the title graphics, with a switching option in the yaml.

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eddelbuettel commented Oct 7, 2018

Yes, yes, and yes. Making all this parameters was always the plan -- and as you note, we want that for IQSS as well. One step at a time.

And I seem to have bera.sty but when I do fc-list | grep ... nothing comes. [ Googling. ] Looks like it is variant of Bitstream Vera. I should just try it ...

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eddelbuettel commented Oct 7, 2018

Ok -- I just checked and I can render MonashEBS Beamer just fine (based your package).

Slides in that look a little different than from the recent 'writing' seminar. Is that what you were referring to with the desired cleanup? It will probably be rather easy to integrate it into binb as-is as it already works with rmarkdown etc. But is there a place where we can see the different styling option? Or are those mostly one-offs in style files (been there, done that myself, ....) ?

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robjhyndman commented Oct 7, 2018

I tend to over-ride the bera font with carlito. I would make that the default (as I think it looks nicer), but some users have had trouble with the resulting pdf not printing properly. I think it is an embedding issue, but I can't replicate it on Ubuntu 18.04 with TeXLive. So I just made the default font bera to avoid hassles.

There's a bunch of definitions of new commands in MonashBlue.sty that I sometimes use, but are not required for the theme. I'll remove them and send you a PR.

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eddelbuettel commented Oct 8, 2018

Sure. What we've done so far is

  1. make it feasible -- so we added some themes
  2. have the skeleton be brief but representative
  3. make the vignette longer

Here iqss is in a funny spot because the CRAN version still depends HARD on a font not everybody has. So for Monash we could use the same trick by @izahn (and borrewed from Metropolis): have a safe default, but a fancier override per YAML. We can expose more options that way.

How does that sound?

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eddelbuettel commented Oct 9, 2018

Closing as #10 is merged.

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