CTAN Update: beamer version 3.07

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Mon Mar 12 10:03:11 CET 2007

On Sun, 11 Mar 2007, Till Tantau wrote submitted an update to the



The beamer LaTeX class can be used for producing slides.  Its 
functionality is similar to Prosper but does not need any external 
programs and can directly produce a presentation using pdflatex. Beamer 
uses pgf for pdf/ps independent graphics. Frames are created using 
\frame{...}, and a frame can build multiple slides through a simple 
notation for specifying material for each slide within a frame. Beamer 
supports bibliographies, appendicies and transitions. Short versions of 
title, authors, institute can also be specified as optional parameters. A 
\plainframe{} allows a picture, for example, to fill the whole frame.  
Support figure and table environments, transparency effects, a 
\transduration command, animation commands, a pauses environment. Beamer 
also provides compatibility with other packages like prosper.

Location on CTAN: macros/latex/contrib/beamer
License:  GPLv2


After two years, this is the first bugfix release! It fixes some of  
the most troublesome bugs:

 1) The problem with wrong colors after blocks in dvips mode.
 2) The wrong name \pgfuselayout mentioned in the manual.
 3) Frame titles of fragile frames can be given inline.
Furthermore, the chaotic license refences have been fixed,  
copyrighted pictures have been removed and this release should now be  
"perfectly free".

2007-03-11 Till Tantau <tantau at users.sourceforge.net>

	- LyX layout removed since it is now part of the LyX
 	  development tree.
 	- Cleaned up documentation.
 	- Cleaned up license chaos and removed all possibly
 	  copyrighted material.
 	- Fixed incorrect subsubsections in vertical navigation bars.
 	- Fixed problem with overlay specifications in amsmath
 	- Fixed superfluous \show in beamerthemeshadow.sty
 	- Fixed color problem in beamer boxes with rounded corners.
 	- Fixed problem with frametitle syntax in fragile frames.
 	- Fixed missing frame subtitles in article mode.
 	- Added french solution translations (due to Philippe De Sousa).


Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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