[OS X TeX] No numbers for bib items in Beamer presentation

Peter Vamos P.Vamos at exeter.ac.uk
Wed Oct 22 20:04:30 CEST 2008

At 11:07 -0500 22/10/08, Christopher Menzel wrote:
>On Oct 22, 2008, at 10:50 AM, Peter Vamos wrote:
>>At 10:30 -0500 22/10/08, Christopher Menzel wrote:
>>>On Oct 21, 2008, at 12:04 PM, Peter Vamos wrote:
>>>>(RTFM p94)
>>Not meant to be.
>I'll take your word for it.
>That page is of course missing the original and surely the most 
>commonly intended meaning.  At least Wikipedia is up front about it:
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTFM

OK, I am not a UNIX geek and always thought that it was ambiguous, 
the meaning being in the reader's mind. No offence meant. In this 
particular context I can honestly say that I am a great fan of Till 
Tantau and his manuals for Beamer and TikZ; while certainly Fine and 
Friendly they are also, IMHO,  Fantastic and Fun.

As it happens, a few months ago I came up against the very same 
problem you've encountered so I was happy to help.

BTW, Tantau certainly has strong views on how a presentation should 
look like hence the default  format of the bibliography - he believes 
that a presentation should not be like a paper, a view I agree with. 
However, my problem was that I was giving a short presentation on 
BibTeX (induction course for new PhD students) as used in papers 
theses etc so I had to have the bibliography for my presentation the 
way it would look like in a paper. Knowing how well Tantau  writes 
his programmes I was confident that there is an override to the 
default and so it turned out to be. There are in fact a few other 
similar situations with Beamer e.g. the use of \verb but this is 
another story.


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