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In Beamer, I'm using \uncover because I want the omitted text to take up space. But I don't want the grayed-out default rendering. Is there a way to use \uncover, or an equivalent, that will take up the same space as the text but be completely invisible when rendered?

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The default setting of beamer is invisible for uncovered text.

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
Hello World!

\uncover<2->{Example Text}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

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Maybe your scheme changes the default to transparent. You can set up the behavior by:

\setbeamercovered{invisible}

See section 17.6 “Transparency Effects” in the beamer manual for more details about the appearance of covered elements.

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