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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 ...
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Scale tikzpicture to the remaining height of a beamer frame

Often in a frame (of beamer), I have some texts on the top and a resized tikzpicture on the bottom: \begin{frame} \frametitle{...} some texts ... some texts \[\resizebox{!}{???}{ \begin{tikzpicture} ....
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Beamer - define highlight color

I am using Beamer for the first time. I use setbeamercolor to change most of the colors of the miniframes and so on. But how to I change the color of the highlighted text in the headline and table of ...
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Which alternatives to the beamer class exist?

The title is pretty much self-explanatory. Do you know any LaTeX based beamer alternative? In my university, everyone is using beamer, and every presentation has the same layout, I'm sick of it. I was ...
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beamer class on MikTex2.9

I'm having a hard time getting MikTex ready to produce \documentclass{beamer} Documents. The MikTex-package-manager says that "beamer" is already installed. I de-installed and installed it again, ...
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What are alternatives to block?

I use \begin{block} ... \end{block} to describe formalization of some notions, and I want to write some examples under it. I still would like to stick to the structure of a block (one part for title ...
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Show a frame step by step

I have seen people showing one slide progressively by pressing Enter. Could anyone tell me how to realize that in Beamer?
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How to create custom itemize-unfolding-animations in beamer

I'm still a newbie in beamer so sorry if it's a simple question: I want to animate an "unfolding of itemize" in a custom way. So instead of the standard: \begin{itemize} \item<1-> item-1 ...
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font size of \footcite of biblatex in beamer

I have unsuccessfully tried to control the font size of \footcite with \renewcommand{\bibfont}{\tiny}? Is there any other way?
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Disabling beamer animations easily

I'm writing a presentation for a conference with beamer. I'm using \pause commands in order to show the contents one piece at a time, but it's really annoying having to scroll through so much pages ...
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Remove box in beamer slides

Given the following minimal example of my presentation \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usepackage{beamerthemeshadow} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} \...
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Cite bibliography in beamer with a concrete style

In a beamer presentation I want to cite some bibliography. I prepared the following minimal example: \RequirePackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents*}{\jobname.bib} @article{ZINC, author = {...
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Two-column beamer ToC with control over the breaking point

From Splitting TOC into two columns on single frame in beamer, I'd like to know whether it is possible to control the position of the breaking point between column 1 and column 2?
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How to rename theorem (or lemma) in Beamer?

I usually write theorem as follows: \begin{theorem}[abc] ... \end{theorem} Then the title will be Theorem (abc). I would like to name it differently, for instance, "Theorem of abc", "ABC theorem"......
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Command \algorithmic already defined

Here is the list of packages I load for my presentation: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{stmaryrd} \usepackage{...
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Beamer presentation to pure frames

I need to format a presentation in beamer to a mode where only the frames are visible (ergo no header no footer). Is there a simple way to do that?
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How to resize a fomula inside a block?

I would like to insert a formula as a block in my presentation: \begin{block}{concretization}{ $\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{1.5}% \begin{array}{l} \gamma \rightarrow ... \end{array}$ }\end{...
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Beamer vs. Minted: overlays

How to use beamer overlay inside minted code? The obvious solution does not work: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile] \frametitle{Foo} \begin{minted}...
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How to make the frame dashed?

I am using \begin{framed} ... \end{framed} in my presentation, does anyone know how to make the frame dashed?
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How to resize a figure in Beamer?

In my presentation I put \tikzpicture, cases or \array in \figure, I am wondering if it is possible to resize the whole picture including caption with a factor. It seems that \resizebox{<horizontal ...
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Smaller frame with listings

I am using listings to put java code in my beamer slides. Sometimes, I want to frame the code but I do not want the frame to occupy the whole width of the page. I want the frame to occupy only the ...
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How to create beamer slides with source code that can be copied?

We are converting our course slides from Powerpoint to LaTeX, to be able to offer all code in a more open format and to let students easily copy code from the slides. However, the latter does not seem ...
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Beamer Font Size for Footer

How can I change the font size of the footer in Beamer without modifying the font of the title (on the title page)? Also, when I try to change the title's font with \title{\fontsize{20}{25} My Title} ...
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How to scale a tikzpicture including texts?

It seems that the scale option scales only the length of lines, but not the size of texts. For instance, 1 and true and not scaled in the following code. \begin{tikzpicture}[thick, scale=0.6] \draw [...
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Cite bibliography in beamer

I am preparing a beamer presentation. In some slides (4 of 30) I want to cite one or two bibliographic references and put them at the bottom of each slide. They lie there just as a bulleted list, not ...
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How to split a frame (of beamer) into 2 parts (minipage) side by side?

I would like to split a frame into 2 parts side by side by minipage. But it seems that the following code puts one on top of the other: \begin{minipage}[t]{0.48\linewidth} left part \end{minipage}\...
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supervisor field on the page of the title with Beamer

I am editing a presentation of a research project, I am wondering if there is a field for "supervisor" on the page of the title, for instance \supervisor(which actually does not work)... If not, where ...
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transitions in Beamer

Why is this code not working i.e., not giving me the transitions \begin{itemize} \transdissolve \item Large number of possible parameter-value combinations \item Hard to find the ...
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(Beamer) Navigation bar with Sections and SUBsections but without SUBSUBsections?

How do you produce a navigation bar containing the sections and subsection but excluding the subsubsections? I'm using PaloAlto theme.
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How to make “outline” frame in Beamer?

In a presentation, people show regularly a "outline" frame containing the table of contents where some sections are grey (have been presented) and others are highlighted (will be presented right now). ...
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Reduce pseudocode font size (not global)

In this example I would like to reduce the pseudocode font size, but only for this slide while keeping the others in the default font size. How can I do that?
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Beamer and pseudocode

I am preparing a presentation with beamer from a previous paper written in latex. I want to insert in a slide the pseudocode \begin{algorithm} \begin{algorithmic}[1] \FOR{$i=1$ to $N$} \FOR{$j=1$...
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Add Footer Text to All Slides in Beamer

Is there a way to append footer text to the slides in beamer? I wanted to get rid of the default footer, but I want to add a bit of additional text. Right now I have: %gets rid of bottom navigation ...
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Beamer background image centered

I'm trying to use an image as a background for Beamer presentation according to this post. However, I do not want the image spanning the entire background. Thus, I'm doing something like: \...
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beamer with notes displayed while giving a presentation [closed]

What are people currently using to have notes available while giving a presentation? This post shows how to have a notes section for taking notes (audience oriented). I guess the presenter could ...
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How does beamer build the frame?

I've started to write my own theme for beamer. I'm bored of the default ones and I thought it might be a nice challenge to make something that looks good. The problem is that the beamer documentation ...
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Beamer block environment without title

Is it possible to create a customised beamer block environment that only has a body and not a title? For example, I wish to typeset the following quote within a coloured block so that it stands out ...
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How to separate columns with a line in beamer(poster)?

\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} with the multicol package does not work. The beamer guide does not discuss this case for their columns environment... To be clear this is what I want ###### | ######...
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How to achieve links in a part ToC in a beamer presentation?

I red \tableofcontents from \part commands in Beamer, and it was very helpful. However, I wanted the part titles to be links pointing to the pages the part began. The example without this works just ...
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Tikz figure in Beamer shifting way to the right of the frame

I'm trying to include a tikz drawing into a Beamer slide. When I do it like this: \begin{frame} \frametitle{Overview} \input{smartservice-diagram.tex} \end{frame} the image is way too big. I ...
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How to avoid beamer counter incrementing

In Latex beamer, I've created a handout environment for slides that are for the produced handout only (ie. not to be shown on the viewer). It looks like this: \newenvironment{handout}[2][1]{ \...
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Skipping outline table of contents of some sections in beamer

I'm trying to make a table of contents for a beamer presentation, and I want to have the outline show up for every section except the first. Right now I'm using: \AtBeginSection[] { \begin{frame}[t]...