Dual display notes with LaTeX Beamer presentations

NOTE: This is the method I used successfully to practice for and deliver my PhD defense. No higher endorsement than that!

Be sure you practice ahead of time with YOUR laptop, so you know everything is configured OK.

1. Prereqs: Pympress

Using SYSTEM Python, NOT Anaconda Python

sudo apt install python3-gi python3-cairo gir1.2-poppler-0.18

2. Install Pympress

Using the Python program pympress with SYSTEM Python

/usr/bin/python3 -m pip install git+https://github.com/Cimbali/pympress#egg=pympress

3. Display Beamer LaTeX presentations with notes dual screen

pympress talk.pdf

If it puts your notes on the wrong screen, tap the s key to swap screens.

LaTeX Beamer preamble for dual-screen notes

In your LaTeX .tex preamble to make dual-screen PDF work:

\usepackage{pgfpages}
\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}

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