Beamer is a latex class for making presentation slides.

  1. get beamer stuff: Sourceforge
  2. how to get going: Matloff's guide
  3. to set latex search path (so that it finds the class (.cls) and styles (.sty) files), put this in your startup config:
    [for bash shell] export TEXINPUTS=".:/path/to/files//:"
    [for tcsh shell] setenv TEXINPUTS ".:/path/to/files//:"

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