# rst2beamer3k Release 0.9.1

A docutils writer and script for converting restructured text to the Beamer presentation format

Keywords
presentation, docutils, rst, restructured-text
GPL-2.0+
Install
 pip install rst2beamer3k==0.9.1 

# rst2beamer

## Introduction

A docutils script converting reStructuredText into Beamer-flavoured LaTeX.

Beamer is a LaTeX document class for presentations. rst2beamer provides a docutils writer that transforms reStructuredText into Beamer-flavoured LaTeX and provides a command-line script for the same. Via this script, reStructuredText can therefore be used to prepare slides and presentations.

This is an unofficial fork (of https://pypi.python.org/pypi/rst2beamer) that runs on both Python 2 and 3.

## Installation

Using pip:



## Usage

rst2beamer should interpret a reasonable subset of reStructuredText and produce reasonable LaTeX. Not all features of Beamer have been implemented, just a (large) subset that allows the quick production of good looking slides. These include:

• Overlay lists (i.e. list items that appear point-by-point).
• Beamer themes.
• Automatic centering and resizing of figures.
• Embedded notes and the output of note slides.
• Arranging slide contents into columns.

Some examples can be found in the docs/examples directory of the distribution. In practice, rst2beamer can be used with pdflatex to get PDF versions of a presentation.

rst2beamer is called:

$rst2beamer [options] [<source> [<destination>]]  For example: $ rst2beamer infile.txt outfile.tex


infile.txt contains the reStructuredText and outfile.tex contains the produced Beamer LaTeX.

It supports the usual docutils and LaTeX writer (rst2latex) options, save the documentclass option (which is fixed to beamer) and hyperref options (which are already set in Beamer). It also supports:

--theme=THEME           Specify Beamer theme.
--overlaybullets=OVERLAYBULLETS
Overlay bulleted items. Put [<+-| alert@+>] at the
end of \begin{itemize} so that Beamer creats an
overlay for each bulleted item and the presentation
reveals one bullet at a time
--centerfigs=CENTERFIGS
Center figures.  All includegraphics statements will
be put inside center environments.
--documentoptions=DOCUMENTOPTIONS
Specify document options. Multiple options can be
given, separated by commas.  Default is
"10pt,a4paper".
--shownotes=SHOWNOTES   Print embedded notes along with the slides. Possible
arguments include 'false' (don't show), 'only' (show
only notes), 'left', 'right', 'top', 'bottom' (show
in relation to the annotated slide).


## Limitations

Earlier versions of rst2beamer did not work with docutils 0.4, seemingly due to changes in the LaTeX writer. While this has been fixed, most work has been done with docutils snapshots from version 0.5 and up. In balance, users are recommended to update docutils.

More recently, changes in the LaTeX writer in docutils 0.6 broke rst2beamer again. We think all those bugs have been caught.

Not all features of Beamer are supported, and some - that deal with with page layout or presentation - may never be. Introducing complex syntax to achieve complex and specific page effects defeats the point of reStructuredText's simple and easy-to-write format. If you need a complex presentation, use PowerPoint or Keynote.

If the content for an individual slide is too large, it will simply overflow the edges of the slide and disappear. Arguably, this is a sign you should put less on each slide.

## Credits

rst2beamer is developed by Ryan Krauss and Paul-Michael Agapow. Thanks to those who reported and helped us track down bugs: Perttu Laurinen, Mike Pennington, James Haggerty and Dale Hathaway.