October 06, 2013

LaTeX Handouts Builder

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Build Script for Latex-beamer based course handouts. This tool can be used to build “course handout books” using multiple LaTeX beamer slides sets.

What is it does:

  • Build multiple LaTeX beamer slide sets with one command: python build.py
  • Convert the slides to a printer-friendly format (no slide transitions, 6 slides per page, less colors)
  • Build a main “course handouts book” with all the slides (one chapter per beamer slide set, title page, introduction, table of contents,…)
  • Create a .zip archive with all the documents

Book structure:

Title page, introduction, table of contents

One chapter per slide set (three printer-friendly versions: no slides transitions & less colors)

  • three slides per page with room for notes (example)
  • six slides per page (example)
  • two slides per page (example)