Beamer fragile frames

If you want to include verbatim text, say for some program code, in a frame in beamer, you have to pass the fragile option to the frame, like so:

GeSHi Error: GeSHi could not find the language tex (using path /home/robfelty/ (code 2)

Though latex usually doesn’t really care about whitespace at the beginning of a line, in this case it does. If you don’t have your begin and end frame statements at the beginning of a line when you are trying to use the fragile option, your document will not compile. It’s frustrating.

p.s. also note that you can’t use verbatim text with overlays in beamer.

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2 Responses to Beamer fragile frames

  1. Christoph Bartoschek says:

    You should note that there is the semiverbatim environment which allows overlays.

  2. Raoul Kessels says:

    That note on the blank spaces was very useful.
    Thanks a lot.