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Cousteau is a minimalist Beamer theme with a light nautical touch.

Below you can see some example slides and for more, see the full set of demo slides.

cousteau example slides


Cousteau assumes you are using XeTeX to typeset you slides and that the Fira Sans fonts (including Fira Mono) are installed on your system.


Copy the .sty files into you texmf tree at $TEXMFHOME/tex/latex. You can find where your tree is located (that is, where $TEXMFHOME is on your system), you can run kpsewhich -var-value TEXMFHOME in a terminal.


For basic usage, simply put \usetheme{cousteau} in your preamble.

There are a few special commands provided by the theme. In particular, \alertb{} and \alertc{} provide alternative alert colors for additional text highlighting. See demo/cousteau-demo.tex for more details.


Parts of the design were inspired by the Metropolis theme, with some code taken from that project. The custom alert functions inspired by the IQSS theme.


The theme itself is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that if you change the theme and re-distribute it, you must retain the copyright notice header and license it under the same CC-BY-SA license. This does not affect the presentation that you create with the theme.

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