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Beamer: \nonumber equivalent for slides?

Is there an equivalent command to \nonumber when one doesn't want to include certain slides in the numbering? I would like to leave outline and title slides out of my numbering, and instead just ...
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bibliography in Beamer

In Beamer, bibliography is displayed in the way that authors, title and journals are in three lines. Here is an example. Since I have many references, I am wondering, whether we can put them in one ...
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Tikz overlay picture over the frame title in Beamer

I am trying to put a tikz overlay picture - A nice, thick red 'X' over a word - On the frame title of a Beamer frame. However, the overlay tikz picture in the frame does not recognize the nodes given ...
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Errors of using column environment

Here is my Latex file: \documentclass{beamer} \title{Here is my Title} \author{} \date{} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns}[t] % contents are top vertically aligned \begin{column}[5cm] %...
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Adding the author photo along with the name in the title page

Friends, I'm trying to add a photo along with each author name in a beamer title page. Please consider the following code: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[latin1]{...
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Shrink figure only when necessary?

I'm writing a report where I have generated and included several TikZ pictures which I also want to use in my beamer presentation. However, some of the pictures (but not all) which fit in the report ...
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Beamer ignoring table format?

I have a number of tables formatted in a LaTeX document. I want to put these tables into a beamer class with one table/slide and perserve the table formatting. When I compile my document, everything ...
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Positioning TikZ pictures in beamer slide

I am trying to position a TikZ picture on a beamer slide but some nodes (well, not all?) get pushed to the right. I have tried to add % wherever it seemed fitting as mentioned in Tikz figure in ...
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Beamer: Missing $ in frame

Trying to compile the following code in a beamer presentation: \subsection{I servizi LBS oggi} \begin{frame} \frametitle{La privacy negli odierni servizi LBS} \begin{block}{Cosa ci dicono gli studi} ...
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Add some words before counters of enumerate environment in beamer

I want to change the default style of enumerate from item1 item2 to  Stage 1. item1  Stage 2. item2 So I use \setbeamertemplate{enumerate item}{Stage \arabic{enumi}.} \begin{enumerate} \item \...
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XeLaTeX preventing beamer from using different backgrounds

I'm having an odd problem---it seems like XeLaTeX isn't working so well with beamer. I'm using MacTex 2011 and have updated to the latest packages using the TexLive utility. The problem is that ...
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Beamer, Beamerposter and the TUGraz theme: compilation issue

When trying to compile using the Beamer class and the TUGraz theme I get the following error message: LaTeX Error: There's no line here to end. This is in Windows Vista (no goood, I ...
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Putting the \title of a BeamerClass presentation in a \block

I'm using a hand made beamer theme that uses the corporate identity standards of my university. However, the \title text on the \titlepage is not set in a \block environment as it is, e.g., in the ...
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Is there a way to fix a compability issue with beamer?

I compile a beamer presentation on my Mac, and everything works well, I get what I expect. However, when I try it on a linux machine, I get the following error: ! Missing control sequence inserted. &...
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\input{…} is ignored with beamer option ignorenonframetext

I'm using beamer to create my slides and wanted to use beamerarticle to create written paper which is not just printed slides 3 on 1 page. The option ignorenonframetext for the beamer class forces it ...
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Creating a very flexible TOC with beamer

To manage TOC in bearmer I normally use these codes: \AtBeginSection[]{ \frame<beamer>{ \frametitle{Table of Contents} \tableofcontents[currentsection,subsections] } } \begin{frame}{...
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Is there a package for turning a beamer presentation into a grey scale presentation?

I have a beamer presentation in latex where I want to turn the colors into grayscale colors. It includes some graphics and text in various colors, and I want to eliminate this. Is there a way to just ...
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Hyperref problems in Beamer when using notes

Update and MWE added I'm working with Beamer for the first time, and I want to use notes pages to prompt myself. However, when I turn them on, either by using either \documentclass[notes]{beamer} or \...
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Latex - Beamer: Applies the \cancel command only a specified slides

In beamer, overlay specifications can be used to make certain text commands take effect at different times. For example, \alert<2> applies the alert command only on the second slide. Is there ...
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Footnote Citation in Beamer

I'm putting a science related presentation together with the beamer class and I'd like to add citations as footnotes on the relevant slides. I've got the biblatex package running and am using the \...
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Background image for frame title

Using beamer, how can I insert a background image under the title of each frame? I could insert an image but the result was that the title disappeared because the image is over it. Any ideas?
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Beamer: Synchronize overlays for itemized list items in presentation slide and notes slide

I am making a presentation using Beamer and I would like for most of my slides to have an itemize list on the presentation slide that is uncovered using the <+-> style. On the associated notes ...
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Change beamer notes list type for in-frame notes

When you use the \note{} command within a frame, the notes are appended to a notes frame after the current frame. If you use \note[item]{}, each note is an item in an enumerated list. Can this be ...
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Beamer and indentation with alltt

The following beamer code \begin{frame}[fragile] \frametitle{PROC TEMPLATE for a fancy graph (part 2)} \begin{alltt} rowaxes; rowaxis /label = 'Infant Mortality (\%)' ...
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Subsection size in header doesn't change header height

I want to change the font size of section and subsection titles in the header. It works fine for the section title, the header automatically increases its height (as stated in the beamer manual) but ...
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Custom beamer blocks for pros and cons?

I want to be able to define custom block environments in Beamer. That is, where for now I use alertblock and exampleblock I would rather use problock and conblock for a pro/con discussion. This just ...
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Add video to beamer slide [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Embedding videos and animations I am new at making presentations using Latex (Beamer). What I need is to add some videos in my presentation. How can this be done? Also, are ...
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Beamer table of contents - display all subsections below section

In a latex-beamer document i added the following TOC-Definition: \AtBeginSubsection[] { \begin{frame} \frametitle{Inhalts\"ubersicht} \tableofcontents[currentsection,...
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Theme for beamer?

I was excited when saw Designing Math Fonts presentation and other similar presentations mentioned at How do I know if a math font fits well with the text font. These presentations are presumably ...
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LaTeX - Multiple pages on a code listing inside a beamer frame

I'm trying to put some Python code on a beamer slide. I would like to take one big file and print it with lstinputlisting. I've tried to set the frame fragile with: \begin{frame} [fragile] \...
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Too much space at the top of a beamer block when using multilined math environment

I would like to place two math lines in a beamer block, as two separately centered lines. I know that I could do this using two distinct equation environments, but it would be nicer to use a single ...
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How to return to original .pdf presentation after open a .pdf linked file?

I'm preparing a beamer presentation and I'm using hyperlinks for the first time; When I do something like: \href{name_file_to_open.pdf}{here I put a link to a figure which is working well} It works ...
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Embedding a WMV file in a beamer presentation under Mac OS X

In brief, I have created a beamer presentation that contains an embedded WMV file. Acrobat Reader, however, does not recognise the format of the file under Mac OS, and refuses to play it under ...
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How do I remove hyperlinks from \tableofcontents in beamer?

I am designing a presentation in beamer and would like to use \tableofcontents to generate an outline frame. However, by default, beamer includes hyperlinks on the section names in the table of ...
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Remove author from title page keep in footer on Beamer

I was wondering since I'm new to Beamer, if there was a way to prevent \author{} from showing up on the title page, I would however, like to keep it in the footer of my slides. Thanks,
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Undefined control squence \Hy@writebookmark upon patching section command in beamer

I attempted to provide a solution to Renew section command to wrap whole section in an environment and thought the best way was to use etoolbox to patch the \section command. But this leads to: ! ...
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Repeat beamer presentation automatically

I have a beamer presentation which should run automatically on its own during an exhibition. I already added \transduration{5}\transblindshorizontal to show the next slide automatically after 5 ...
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Positioning logo in the front page as well as slides

Question 1: I am creating a slide template for a presentation in LaTex using Beamer package. I found the placement of logo in the slide is not that easy. Instead of placing the logo in the same ...
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How can I put page numbers or headers inside my handouts (handoutWithNotes)?

I've been trying to obtain some stylized handouts using beamer with handoutWithNotes by Guido. What I have now is the 4 framed handouts purely but I'd like to put the page number on the bottom of the ...
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Beamer + subfigure numbering

When using beamer with the subfigure package, the subfigure labels (a), (b) etc. are not reset at the beginning of a new figure. Example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{subfigure} \...
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Beamer: multiple references to the same footnote

In the LaTeX wikibook I found a workaround for having multiple references to the same footnote: First reference.\footnote{This is the footnote}\addtocounter{footnote}{-1}\addtocounter{Hfootnote}{-1} ...
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Strange beamer problem

Could anybody tell me why the following beamer document does not compile? \documentclass{beamer} \DeclareMathAlphabet{\mathbb}{U}{msb}{m}{n} \let\mathbb\undefined \DeclareMathAlphabet{\mathbb}{U}{...
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Full table of contents with truncated body

I have lecture notes in beamer for my classes which I compile into a single document. I put an \end{document} after the last page that I've lectured from on a given day and then post the resulting ...
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beamer footnote not showing

I was wondering what's the appropriate way to add a footnote to a LaTeX beamer presentation, because I am trying \footnote and it's not showing the footnote. It shows the number but no footnote.
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Beamer: error while making handouts

I'm trying to make a handout version of my presentation: i.e., a version with only the last slide on every sequence of slides. After reading around I installed pgfpages and changed: \documentclass{...
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Embedding Movies with XeTeX+beamer+movie15 in TeXLive 2011

I recently got a new computer and so installed MacTeX 2011, previously I had been using the 2009 version. I have used the TeXLive utility to bring the 2011 version up to date today. I use XeTeX with ...
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Show plan before each section except the first one

I wanted to show a plan before every section in my presentation, so I have added the following code before \begin{document} \AtBeginSection[] { \begin{frame}<beamer> \frametitle{Plan} \...
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Powerdot oddities

I have a couple of questions, When I run powerdot, my pdf file contains an extra page before title page with the word preamble of bottom left, how can I get rid of it? In addition to the style files ...
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Playing movies in Beamer on many platforms

I have seen many message board posts describing hacks at movie playing capability in Beamer on a Linux machine. The main problem with Beamer's native multimedia, and with the extra package movie15, is ...
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Speed up beamer compile time

Is there a way to speed up the compile time? I have a, I would say, medium-sized presentation and it takes 10+ seconds to compile. It isn't too much, but it's annoying. Especially since I'm performing ...