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I have 2 columns in 1 slide. On the left hand, it is a tabbing inside a minipage in a framed. Some sentences are shown one by one by overlay, that results in the height/length of the whole minipage on the left increases gradually. I would like to fix the height/length in the beginning, and leave the place for the sentences coming up. Does anyone know how to do it?

\begin{columns}
\begin{column}
  \begin{framed}
    \resizebox{0.85\textwidth}{!}{%
      \begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
        \begin{tabbing}
          \quad \= \hspace{-0.3cm} \quad \= \hspace{-0.1cm} \quad \= \hspace{-0.1cm} \quad \= \hspace{-0.1cm} \quad \= \hspace{0cm} \= \\[-\baselineskip]\kill
          ...
          \only<2->{sentence 2} \\
          \only<3->{sentence 3} \\
          \only<4->{sentence 4} 
        \end{tabbing}
      \end{minipage}}
  \end{framed}
\end{column}
\begin{column}
...
\end{column}
\end{columns}
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up vote 7 down vote accepted
  \begin{minipage}[t][10cm][t]{\textwidth}

will make a top aligned minipage that is 10cm tall.

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Thank you... What I notice is that, the height is more or less fixed... I mean, showing the sentences one by one seems changing slightly the height and the font size... It is very odd... –  SoftTimur Aug 15 '12 at 16:39
    
edit the question to be a full document with \documentclass etc demonstrating the problem, and someone could test.... –  David Carlisle Aug 15 '12 at 17:15
    
Actually I realize that replacing \only by \onslide solves the problem... –  SoftTimur Aug 15 '12 at 17:48

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