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LaTeX and Beamer — steps to produce a .pdf slide presentation

It will work if you use pdflatex:

pdflatex file.tex

However, using that method, you cannot include .eps graphics, and bitmap graphics often look bad in your presentation. As an alternative, run:

latex file.tex

followed by

divps file.dvi

and then

ps2pdf file.ps

Note that going directly “dvipdfm file.dvi” does not work for me (does not handle overlays correctly). Sometimes, ps2pdf tries to rotate individual pages wrong. In that case, say:

ps2pdf -dAutoRotatePages=/None file.ps

You can, of course, combine the above commands into a shell script.

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