Beamer allows you to make presentations using the all-powerful LaTeX typesetting language. It's pretty flexible and powerful, and relatively intuitive unless you try to be too fancy.
Example Beamer presentation
This is a simple Beamer presentation with a few basic "tricks". Download all the files into some directory and try compiling. You should get something like the .pdf. By comparing the .tex code with the .pdf one can theoretically learn something about how beamer works. Apologies for poorly documented code.
- Download it here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/latex-beamer/
- The pdf of the style manual is here: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/beamer/doc/beameruserguide.pdf .
- A great guide with examples in Beamer format is here: http://faq.ktug.or.kr/wiki/uploads/beamer_guide.pdf .
- A useful link for manipulating templates on pages is here (warning, this is for people that want to get too fancy): http://www.matthiaspospiech.de/latex/vorlagen/beamer/preambel/beamer-settings/5/ .
- A nice, <20 page summary of all powers of Beamer most of us will ever need is here.