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       wiki2beamer - convert wiki-formatted text to latex-beamer code


       wiki2beamer [OPTION | FILE...]


       FILE   the text-file(s) to be processed

       -h --help
              show a short usage help

              show version information


       Usually you want to pipe the output of wiki2beamer into a file:

       wiki2beamer footalk.txt > footalk.tex

       If  called  without  any  input  file,  wiki2beamer reads input from STDIN. If called with
       multiple input files, wiki2beamer reads and processes them in  order  with  their  content
       beeing simply concatenated.

       If an error occurs, wiki2beamer returns a return code other then 0.


       Wiki2beamer  has  it's own wiki-syntax which (evolved without much of a concept ;) and) is
       described below.  Everything that is unknown to wiki2beamer will be passed through to  the
       LaTeX output (unless inside special environments).

       A  wiki2beamer  txt  file can consist of two sections: the head and the body.  The head is
       optional and is an autotemplate  environment.   The  body  contains  the  content  of  the
       document. If the head (autotemplate) is not given, then only the code for the body will be
       generated and can be included into a manually crafted LaTeX template file.

       You can split input to wiki2beamer into multiple files. This helps to keep  things  appart
       and  avoids  conflicts.   There  are two ways to split input. The first is to use multiple
       input files which wiki2beamer will  read  and  process  in  order  as  if  they  were  one
       concatenated file. The second is to use the >>>include<<< syntax.

              Include  the  file  named  includefile  at  this  line.  Works recursively. Endless
              recursion will be detected and treated as an error. Including  files  doesn't  work
              inside [nowiki] and [code] environments (see below).

       == sectionname ==
              opens a section called sectionname

       == longsectionname ==[shortname]
              opens a section called longsectionname, passing the parameter shortname to latex

       === subsectname ===
              opens a subsection called subsectname

       === longsubsectname ===[shortname]
              opens a subsection called longsubsectname, passing the parameter shortname to latex

       ==== frametitle ====
              opens a frame with the title frametitle

       ==== frametitle ====[param]
              opens  a  frame with the title frametitle, passes frame parameters like t, fragile,
              verbatim etc. to latex

       !==== frametitle ====[param]
              the ! added in front of a frame, selects a  frame  for  exclusive  generation.   It
              makes  wiki2beamer  skip all frames that are not selected.  You can select multiple
              frames. This can speed up the edit-compile-view cycle massively.

       Sectioning commands work only at the beginnig of a line.

       * text create a bullet (itemize) with text

       *<onslide> text
              create a bullet (itemize) with text that  only  appears  on  the  specified  slides

       # text create a numbered item (enumerate) with text

       #<onslide> text
              create  a  numbered  item  (enumerate) with text that only appears on the specified
              slides (onslide)

       Cascaded lists, mixed ordered and unorderd items:

            * This is a crazy list.
            *# It contains different items.
            *# In different formats.
            *** On different levels.
            ***<2-> which are animated
            *<3-> Quite a lot of fun.
            **<4-> Isn't it?

       LaTeX knows many environments, some of which are as simple as \begin{center} \end{center},
       others  are  more  complicated.   To use these in a more wiki-like fashion, use <[name] to
       open and [name]> to close environments. It will be simply converted  to  \begin{name}  and

              No  parsing  is  done.  The user is responsible for closing any opened environment.
              Environment-tags are only recognized at the beginning of a line.

       Unlike standard environments, some environment names are recognized by wiki2beamer.  These
       are:  nowiki, code, autotemplate and frame. If wiki2beamer detects one of these it will do
       some advanced parsing, which can even fail with a syntax error.

       Autotemplate can be used at the beginning of a  beamer  .txt  file.  It  will  create  the
       required LaTeX headers to compile the content.

              opens the autotemplate environment

              close the autotemplate environment

       key=value (inside [autotemplate])
              insert a template command \keyvalue

       key=value  pairs  are  converted  to  \keyvalue  in  the  output  (except special keys) --
       everything after = is just appended to \key.


       will be converted to \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}.

       There is a built-in set of options:


       titleframe is a special key that tells wiki2beamer to create a title  frame.  To  set  the
       title,  subtitle  and  author of the presentation use the keys title, subtitle and author.
       Overriding of the default options works on

       · per-key level for: documentclass, titleframe

       · per-package level for: usepackage

       · no overriding for: everything else

       Use code-environments to display animated code listings.

              open a code environment

              open a code environment passing parameters to the latex lstlisting environment.

              close the code environment


       <[code] opens the environment, [code]> closes it, everything after <[code]  is  passed  to
       the  LaTeX  listings  package as options for this listing.  Inside the code environment, [
       and ] must be escaped as \[ and \]. Things between [ and ] are animations.  There are  two
       kinds of animations:

       · [<slidespec>some code] - show "some code" only on specified slides

       · [[<slidespec>some code][<slidespec>some other code]] - show "some code" on the slides in
         the first spec, show "some other code" on the slides in the second spec, fill  up  space
         on slides without content with spaces

       Slide-specs can be of the form:

       · n - one single frame n

       · n-m - sequence of frames n to m

       · spec,spec,... - combine multiple specs into on (e.g. <1-3,5>)

       Nowiki-Environments  completly  escape  from wiki2beamer replacements. <[nowiki] opens the
       environment, [nowiki]> closes it.

       The LaTeX-frame environment is where the content of a slide goes.  You can manually  close
       a frame-environment which was opened with ==== Frametitle ==== with [frame]>.  Wiki2beamer
       is then aware that the last frame is already closed and doesn't try to close it again.

              typeset text bold

              typeset text italic

       @text@ typeset text in typewriter type, to ignore an @, escape it as \@

       !text! alert text, to ignore and !, escape it as \!

       _ color _ text _
              make text appear in color

              opens the column environment

       [[[ width ]]]
              creates a column of width, everything below goes into this column

              closes the column environment

              include image from pathtofile

              include image from pathtofile passing key=value parameters to latex

              create a footnote containing text

              when found at start of line, with  nothing  afterwards,  insert  a  \vspace{length}
              (vertical space of length length)

              same as above, but insert a \vspace* (a forced vspace)

              \uncover the content on the given overlay subframes. They will allready take up the
              space, they need to be displayed, so the geometry of the frame doesn't change  when
              the element pops up.

              \only  show  the  content on the given overlay subframes. They will not take up the
              space they need to be displayed, so the geometry of  the  frame  changes  when  the
              element pops up.

       -->    becomes $\rightarrow$

       ==>    becomes $\Rightarrow$

       <--    becomes $\leftarrow$

       <==    becomes $\Leftarrow$

       :-)    becomes \smiley (requires package wasysym)

       :-(    becomes \frownie (requires package wasysym)

       There  are  two  variables,  FRAMEHEADER  and  FRAMEFOOTER.  The  content of these will be
       inserted at the beginning/end of all following slides.

              set frameheader to text

              set framefooter to text

       Leave text empty to reset frame headers and footers.


       Copyright (C) 2009 Kai Dietrich, Michael Rentzsch and others.

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the  terms  of
       the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free
       Software Foundation;

       wiki2beamer is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms  of
       the  GNU  General  Public  License  as  published  by the Free Software Foundation, either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

                                            9 May 2011                             wiki2beamer(1)