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[Orgmode] Latex export to documentclass beamer

From: Robert Goldman
Subject: [Orgmode] Latex export to documentclass beamer
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 09:43:47 -0500
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This seems like a very common thing to want to do, but am I right in
thinking that it's also very hard to get right because the frame
environment is not really a sectioning environment?

As I understand things, the way we export to latex is to insert
sectioning commands, and drop translated content in between.

However, this doesn't seem like the right model for Beamer.

Consider a crude talk outline like this:

* Here's a simple point

Some material here

* Here's a complex point

** First component point


** Second component point

More explanation....

The "right" way to translate this is something like

\section{Here's a simple point}
\frametitle{Here's a simple point}

\section{Here's a complex point}
\frametitle{First component point}
\frametitle{Second component point}


I.e., there's some rule like "If a header has text under it, then treat
it as a frame, otherwise, just treat it as a section header."

You see this above, where the two top-level headers are treated differently.

I can't think of any obvious way to translate org to beamer that doesn't
require choosing a /specific/ level of the outline as "the level that
corresponds to a frame," and doing that seems to seriously compromise
the outlining flexibility of org-mode.

Am I missing something here?  Is there some better way to figure out how
to introduce frames, instead of treating them as sectioning headers?


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