# Shorthand overlay specifications for bold text

The following MWE shows the list piece by piece and each item is alert when displayed and back to normal when the next item is displayed.

How can I add more default overlay specifications to the itemize list? Say, make the text bold and alert as it appears and return to normal when the next item is displayed?

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\item Apple
\item Peach
\item Plum
\item Orange
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

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Please, have a look to Changing the font for “alert” in beamer that could help. –  Claudio Fiandrino Oct 10 '12 at 7:22
@ClaudioFiandrino works like a charm, sir! Thanks! –  deshmukh Oct 10 '12 at 9:47

As said in the comment, you can start from Changing the font for "alert" in beamer. In this answer, I provide an example in which the modifications done to the font are local just to the itemize environment. Indeed, one might want just to modify the font aspect for a particular list.

Code:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\item Apple
\item Peach
\item Plum
\item Orange
\end{itemize}
\uncover<+>{This is another \alert<.>{alerted} text but is not more in bold, since the change has been done locally to the itemize environment.}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


Result:

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This works perfectly. Thanks! –  deshmukh Oct 10 '12 at 9:45