This template produces minimalist academic presentations with LaTeX Beamer. This newsletter post explains the design choices made in the template. This presentation illustrates the output of the template.

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  • presentation.tex – Skeleton of the presentation. Fill it out with the content of your presentation. By compiling presentation.tex you obtain this PDF file .
  • presentation.sty – LaTeX style file collecting all the formatting commands. Must be included in the same folder as presentation.tex.

Key features

  • The font for text, roman math, and numbers is Source Sans Pro .
  • The font for Greek and calligraphic math is Euler .
  • No colors are used in the text (only grayscale) to reduce distraction.
  • Colors are reserved for graphs and alerts.
  • Margins, spacing, and font size are set for comfortable reading.
  • There are no frills at the periphery of the slides.

Reference

As much as possible the template follows Matthew Butterick’s wonderful typographical advice in Practical Typography —especially the section on presentations .