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Mikerada6
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Beamer Handout

Postby Mikerada6 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:02 pm

I would like to create a handout of my beamer document for my class. However I would like it to have keywords blanked out forcing the students to fill it in for themselves. Is it possible to do such?

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Postby frabjous » Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:13 pm

It would help to have more specific information about what you want to do, including a minimal working example. At the moment, the best I could suggest would be to define the same command differently for the different modes. That, is consider this code:

  1. \documentclass{beamer}
  2.  
  3. \newcommand{\mykeyword}[1]{\alert{#1}}
  4.  
  5. \mode<handout> {
  6. \renewcommand{\mykeyword}[1]{\underline{\phantom{#1}}}
  7. }
  8. \begin{document}
  9.  
  10. \begin{frame}
  11.  
  12. The capital of Russia is \mykeyword{Moscow}.
  13.  
  14. \end{frame}
  15.  
  16. \end{document}
  17.  


That will generate something like this:

pres.png
pres.png (2.92 KiB) Viewed 911 times


However, if you change the first line to \documentclass[handout]{beamer} and process the handout, instead you'll get:

handout.png
handout.png (1013 Bytes) Viewed 911 times


But I don't know whether that suits your needs or not.

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