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I'm creating a beamer and I'm looking after some effects I could include to make my work more attractive. Is there a way to make a flashy text ? I'm thinking about an alarm clock : you know when it rings the time appears, disapears, appears, disapears ect.

On the other hand, I've seen other effects such as a text which gradually disappear (effect of fading).

It appears pstricks may enable anyone to do something like that but would you have an exemple of code for both cases ?

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Do you know this question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/55216/…? Perhaps you can use it as an inspiration –  samcarter Sep 9 '13 at 17:17
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Flashing text example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{animate}
\begin{document}
\begin{animateinline}[autoplay,loop]{1.5}
  \strut Flashing\newframe\newframe[5]
\end{animateinline} text.
\end{document}
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Great, there is a dedicated package for such things. –  abel413 Sep 9 '13 at 20:30
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