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beamertheme-bjeldbak

A simple beamer theme. I'm aiming for a minimalistic look.

See my blog post accompanying this theme here for more information.

This theme started off as me modifying Cameron Bracken's theme published in his blog post here.

Installing

Add this repository to your presentation like so

$ git clone git@github.com:martinbmadsen/beamertheme-bjeldbak.git

then, in your root or preamble set beamerthemebjeldbak.sty as the presentation style with \usetheme{beamertheme-bjeldbak/bjeldbak}.

Screenshots

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Minimum working example

Having cloned as above, this will compile a mini presentation.

\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{beamertheme-bjeldbak/bjeldbak}

\title{Testing}
\author{Martin Madsen}

\begin{document}
  {%
    \setbeamertemplate{headline}{}
    \frame{\titlepage}
  }

  \begin{frame}
    It's working!
  \end{frame}
\end{document}

Customizing

Here are a couple of things you can change up. I'm sure there are more!

Changing theme font

This is done on line 9 with \RequirePackage{tgpagella}, and can be set to any packaged font in the TUG font catalogue.

Changing current slide typography

Line 20 accomplishes this. You can replace / with -, of, or any other separation character(s) you may have in mind.

Changing top/bottom bar colors

If you want to change the color of the teal bars above and below each slide, simply change the \definecolor{barcolor}{HTML}{77C4D3} command on line 43 with any other hex value.

Showing clickable bottom bar

By default, the clickable navbar at the bottom (enabled by in all standard themes) is hidden, as I have never needed to use it. If you want re-enable it again paste the following after the \usetheme{bjeldbak} in your preamble:

\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}[horizontal]

Alternatively, remove/comment out line 40 in the theme file.