# Split beamer notes across multiple notes pages

I've only recently discovered the notes mode for beamer, and I'm trying to build a presentation with notes containing my speech. However, my speech is quite large, and is causing note page overflows.

I'm thus looking for something akin to the \allowframebreaks flag to the frame environment. Is there something that performs this function?

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Did you considered bemaerarticle? – Ignasi Nov 20 '11 at 16:11
It may be worth having another crack at Beamer article. I had little success so I'll try another tutorial on it. – Jashank Nov 20 '11 at 20:16

The closest thing I know is frame overlays, in Beamer a frame can have several overlays (when you use \pause), and you can have different notes for each overlay.

Now this is not exactly what you are asking for. Maybe you can still use this as a workaround, if there's some way to generate "invisible" overlays just for the purpose of adding more notes pages. (Just using pause with no content after it will produce duplicated slides, I guess.)

On the other hand, if you are using this to show the regular slide in one screen and the notes slide in another, what you want is exactly to add several \pauses to have as many overlays as you want, and split your notes through the overlays, so it will still show the same slide when showing the next notes slide.

Like this:

\documentclass[ignorenonframetext,pdfusetitle,17pt]{beamer}
\setbeameroption{show notes}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}

\author{SA Group 2\\2010 Fall}

\begin{document}
\mode<all>
\begin{frame}{Peaks}
\textbf{Variable} request rate
\pause

\textbf{Constant}'' resources

\note<2>{Explain the quotes: They can add more machines, but doing
so as a reaction to rate change is not the same thing. From the
point of view of random rate changes, resources are constant.}

\pause

\pause

How? \textbf{Message Queues}
\pause
\pause
\note<5>{\texttt{(open (get-door 'podbay))}\\
\texttt{NIL}\\\texttt{(open (get-door 'podbay))}\\
\texttt{NIL}\\\texttt{(open (get-door 'podbay))}\\
\texttt{NIL}\\\texttt{(open (get-door 'podbay))}\\
\texttt{NIL}\\\texttt{(open (get-door 'podbay))}\\
\texttt{NIL}\\\texttt{(open (get-door 'podbay))}}
\note<6>{You can't fight in here!'' -- Merkin Muffley}
\end{frame}
\mode*
\end{document}


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Initially, I thought this wasn't what I was looking for, but substituting all my \note's for \note<+>'s, I got the desired effect. Thanks! – Jashank Nov 21 '11 at 8:54

I've just found another solution.

\begin{frame}{Slide}
\Huge This is slide
\end{frame}

\note{\Huge Note 1}
\newpage
\note{\Huge Note 2}

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Nice, thanks, though it did require me to move my note out of the frame, which the docs don’t recommend. – Flash Sheridan Nov 11 '13 at 3:39
Works wonderfully :) – RalfB Jun 23 '15 at 15:38
What do you mean with moving out of the frame? The note is after the frame always and the compiler detects the frame it belongs to..no? – RalfB Jun 23 '15 at 15:45
+1 Simple and easy to remember yet elegant solution. – Kim Jong Un Dec 9 '15 at 9:23