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## [O] Exporting to beamerposter

 From: Titus von der Malsburg Subject: [O] Exporting to beamerposter Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:24:58 -0700

I’d like to use org-mode to create an academic poster like this one

http://robjhyndman.com/images/PosterInterests_beamer-723x1023.png

As the LaTeX target, I use beamerposter which is basically just a skin
for Beamer:

https://github.com/deselaers/latex-beamerposter
https://www.ctan.org/pkg/beamerposter?lang=en

Such a poster typically consists of two columns (or more when landscape
format is used) and blocks stacked inside these columns.  Sometimes, I
also need something more fancy like a block in a column and more columns
inside that block but that’s rare.

What I would like to write in org is something like the following:

#+BEGIN_SRC org
#+BEAMER: \begin{columns}
#+BEAMER: \begin{column}{0.48\columnwidth}

* Introduction
:PROPERTIES:
:BEAMER_ENV: block
:END:

* Design
:PROPERTIES:
:BEAMER_ENV: block
:END:
To test A we did B.

#+BEAMER: \end{column}
#+BEAMER: \begin{column}{0.48\columnwidth}

* Discussion
:PROPERTIES:
:BEAMER_ENV: block
:END:
Our ground-breaking results show …

#+BEAMER: \end{column}
#+BEAMER: \end{columns}
#+END_SRC

However, this doesn’t work for two reasons:

1.) Org mode ignores that I want blocks and instead uses frame
environments.

2.) The closing \end{frame} macros are misplaced, e.g:

#+BEGIN_SRC latex
…
Our ground-breaking results show …

\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
…
#+END_SRC

My question: What do I have to do in org to get the desired structure in
Latex?  This structure would be something like the following:

#+BEGIN_SRC latex
\begin{columns}
\begin{column}{0.48\columnwidth}

\begin{block}{Introduction}
\end{block}

\begin{block}{Design}
To test A we did B.
\end{block}

\end{column}
…
#+END_SRC

Posters really are the only type of document that has consistently
resisted being taken over by org-mode.  So I would be great to have a
solution for this.

Titus



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