Beamer’s author is Till Tantau. As of April 2010 its development was taken over by a new team. See
for news, discussions, and downloading information. The most recent Beamer distribution may be found there as a single tar archive which includes, among other things, Beamer’s manual and several demos.
Beamer’s manual may be obtained separately from
although it is safer to use the one that comes with your own Beamer installation because there may be version dependencies.
Norm Matloff at UC Davis has produced a very brief introduction to Beamer; it may be useful if you want to get started in a hurry:
Charles Batts has written a detailed tutorial in the form of a Beamer slideshow:
Ki-Joo Kim has created two very nice tutorials that demonstrate many advanced features of Beamer. You can find these tutorials, named beamer_guide.pdf and beamer_pstricks.pdf in:
The link given above seems no longer to exist but my own copies of those tutorials are available here:
This is only tangentially related to Beamer: If you are using Xpdf to view PDF files, then you may be interested in Stephen J Eglen’s wxpdf script. It’s a perl-based front-end to Xpdf that watches a PDF file and updates the Xpdf window whenever the file changes.
While there, have a look at the link Notes on extending emacs. This may be useful to you if you are an emacs user.