Is there a way to have all of my Org-mode sections export as Beamer frames? For instance, if I have a document like

* A
** B
** C

then I would like a slide for each of A, B, and C. Setting H:2 gives me slides for the latter two, and H:1 gives me a single slide for all three. I've tried setting BEAMER_env: frame on every single heading, but org-mode complains: 'Wrong block type at a headline named "B"'. Is there another way of achieving this slide structure?

  • I don't understand: what do you want the slide for A to show? Do you want it to include the entire slides for B and C? Or just the body text in A? If it's just the body text, why aren't A, B and C at the same level in the hierarchy?
    – Omar
    Commented Apr 10, 2019 at 19:29
  • I had a similar problem and in my case this answer helped. @Omar: In my case there would be text after the headline A and then B and C would have their own content. And from an org-mode point of view it would make sense to structure them like this (e.g. first some general remarks, then some more detailed things specialized in B and C)
    – ricma
    Commented May 18, 2023 at 16:25

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I have experienced a similar problem as you have had (resulting in the same error message). There may be another better way to resolve, but not having found it, I did find that adding a heading after and for each BEAMER_env: frame with an BEAMER_env: ignoreheading -- seemed a viable work-around the problem. The ignored heading may have any name, and is not exported, so it may work for you, too.

  • Your answer is a bit hard to read, so might be better supplied with an example! Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 15:58

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