Your first presentation

Import Beampy

To start, you need to import beampy module in your python file.

from beampy import *

Your first slide: Hello Beampy

A Beampy presentation is based on the document class, in which all slides and their contents will be stored. Let’s create our first slide.

from beampy import *

# We first create a new document for our presentation
# Remove quiet=True to see Beampy compiler output
doc = document(quiet=True)

# Then we create a new slide with the title "My first new slide"
with slide('My first slide title'):

    # All the slide contents are functions added inside the with statement.
    # Here we add a text content using the Beampy module text
    text('Hello Beampy!')

# At the end we save our presentation to an HTML file.
# The save command will launch the compilation of all slides of the
# presentation.

# If you want to save it to pdf just change the file extension.
# save('hello.pdf')

# This line is just for displaying the slide in this tutorial webpage
# Remove it in your presentation

Change the position of the text element

By default the text element is centred in x direction and automatically positioned in y –which means that if you add other elements they will be equally spaced vertically–.

Now we change the x and y with numerical values (x=0, y=0), the text is now in the upper-left corner.

with slide('My first slide title'):
    text('Hello Beampy!', x=0, y=0)


When value of x and y are lower than 1.0, they are by default in percent of slide (or group) width. So if you set x=0.5 and y=0.5x3/4 (as the aspect ratio of the theme is 4/3) the text will be anchored (default anchor is upper-left) to the center of the slide.

with slide('My first slide title'):
    text('Hello Beampy!', x=0.5, y=0.5*3/4.)


Now we could also set fixed position for x and y. To do so, if x and y are greater than 1.0 and their coordinates will be in pixel.

with slide('My first slide title'):
    text('Hello Beampy!', x=100, y=100)


You could also give coordinates as strings and specify the units (cm, pt), like x=‘2cm’.

Congratulation you have created your first Beampy slide. You can now look at:

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