makebeamerinfo - Creates .info file for use with Impressive and LaTeX Beamer
makebeamerinfo # No args starts the program in GUI mode makebeamerinfo -p document.pdf # Explicitly specify location of .pdf file makebeamerinfo --help/-h # Shows a usage message
Impressive is a pdf viewer that aids in viewing presentations made in LaTeX Beamer. Impressive uses a .info control file to specify the transitions used between pages. While this file isn't necessary, the Beamer-based presentation can be presented in a much more consistant style when the .info file is tuned to the individual presentation.
makebeamerinfo is designed to create this file based on an auxiliary file (.nav) that Beamer creates in parallel with the presentation. It also does not require any configuration or tags in the presentation source.
makebeamerinfo [arguments] [files] Run with no arguments or files starts the program in GUI mode -g --gui Explicitly request GUI mode -t --transitions Request a specific transition set. Currenly it may be one of: - clean makebeamerinfo's default, pageturn and wiperight - default that is, Impressive's default selection - sane selections which make sense for a Beamer presentation Note that these may also be specified with the (exported) environment variable $MAKEBEAMERINFO_TRANSITIONS, again set to one of the above selections. Note also that a command line switch wins if both are set. -p --pdf Explicitly specify location of .pdf file -n --nav Explicitly specify location of .nav file Additional files may be specified without flags, their file type(s) will be inferred by file extension -h --help Shows a usage message and exit. Overrides all other options.
Joel Berger, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (C) 2012 by Joel Berger
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.