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Beamer alt command like visible instead of like only

The beamer command \alt<*overlay specification*>{foo}{bar} will insert foo if the current slide is within the given overlay specification, and bar otherwise. It's equivalent to ...
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How to redefine the \emph command in Beamer?

I am using the Beamer class and would like to redefine \emph to use \bfseries instead of \itshape. I have tried the following command: \renewcommand<>{\emph}[1]{{\only#2{\bfseries}#1}} but I ...
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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

I am looking to update my version of beamer to 3.10 (which supports nonstandard slide aspect ratios), however the Ubuntu main repository only has version 3.07. I was not able to locate tlmgr. Is there ...
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Persistent random steps decorations during beamer \uncover

I'm using a random steps decoration with a path that appears through several uncover transitions. Currently the decoration is redrawn in each instance of the slide. How can I change this behavior. ...
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Breaking table of contents between frames in beamer

I've got a rather long table of contents for my presentation in beamer, and it doesn't fit on one frame. I know I can provide a table of contents per section, or to manually break it between sections ...
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How to change the color of \href links… for real

I would like web links generated by the \href command to be colored in my Beamer presentation. Passing the colorlinks option to hyperref leads to navigation links within the PDF receiving (default, ...
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Explicit frame break with beamer class

I am looking for a way to insert explicit frame breaks. I'd like to use the built-in frame title continuation feature. The only way I have found is to play with different values of the ...
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How to number slides in the beamer theme Hannover ?

I used the package beamer outer theme split numbered to make it for themes with navigation. But the theme Hannover is different. Is re-defining the footline the only choice, or is there some other ...
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Beamer and Google Earth (how to call a vi)

I did a movie using Google Earth and I would like to call this video via my PDF presentation constructed by the beamer class, so how can I proceed? I know that it is very easy to call videos like ...
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How to align image

If i have in my beamer presentation some list of items and on that slide i wanna add a picture, which i want to be aligned e.g. to right top corner. \begin{frame}[fragile]{III. Override pages} ...
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Can XeLaTeX | LuaTeX import movies?

It seems that XeLaTeX cannot handle movies. I imported movies into PDF produced with pdflatex compiler using the multimedia package that comes with beamer. My search over various boards revealed that ...
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Can one replace bullet points with graphics?

Is it possible to replace bullet points in an itemize environment with graphics? I can find answers about replacing bullet points with other symbols, but in all the examples I can find, these symbols ...
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Grid to facilitate positioning of objects with \put in beamer

In presentations with the beamerpackage I use \put a lot to place graphic objects like this: \newcommand{\putat}[3]{\begin{picture}(0,0)(0,0)\put(#1,#2){#3}\end{picture}} % just a shorthand ...
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Conditional compilation of beamer slides

I'm preparing a beamer slideshow, and I will have to print slides. I would rather use landscape mode slides, but it is possible that I need to use portrait mode ones. Sadly, I won't know until a few ...
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Changing default width of blocks in beamer

I use a custom Beamer theme for my presentations. In my presentations I'd like to use blocks (\begin{block}…\end{block}). These blocks are rendered slightly too wide to fit into my theme. Is there a ...
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How can I use todonotes with beamer?

I'm creating a presentation using beamer and I would like to denote bits that need to be done later using the todonotes package. But there appears to be some conflict between the two packages. I get ...
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Babel (French) does not translate the theorem environment in Beamer class

I'm using the beamer class, with the following preamble: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{ae,aecompl,aeguill} \usepackage{amsthm, amsmath, ...
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Slide ticker in beamer presentations

I am using 'beamer' for presentations. I have a Main Titles and a few slides under each. For example, Introduction has 4 slides Methods have 5 slides. I want to put kind of a ticker at the top of ...
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Automatically scale big and small graphics for beamer presentations

For the next few semesters I'll be making a lot of beamer presentations with a lot slides that are just a frame title and a figure. I am trying to make a command to make a lot faster to code and ...
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What's the best tutorial for beamer, sweave and ggplot2 combined?

I'm looking for the best example presentation publicly available on the Internet that uses beamer, sweave and ggplot2 all at the same time. Ideally it would be the actual example .Rnw file, along with ...
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How to align the bottom of each column in \begin{columns}?

Option T is used to align the top of each column. Is there an option to align the bottom of each column? If no option, how to achieve the same effect? Note: Using option b is not the answer because ...
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Is there a package to write slide and narration contents at the same time but produces each separately at the final?

Writing a presentation frame and its corresponding narration at the same time can help us to reduce the complexity. In other words, I need a mechanism as follows (it is a pseudo-code) ...
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Override default equation numbering in Beamer?

I need to override the default equation numbering behavior. I want the numbers next to equations in my Beamer slide presentation to match with the numbers of the same equations in my paper. so ...
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Run macro on each frame in beamer

How to patch the beamer \frame command (frame environment) so that \note{} is executed on every frame. This question is closely related to this one, however, I want the additional macro (\note{} in my ...
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Add space between paragraphs in Beamer

Customizing spacing between paragraphs in Beamer plagues me constantly. To split two paragraphs by one empty line I usually put \medskip tag between paragraphs, but this is very ugly solution. Now I ...
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Resize Arrays and Figures in a Sweave document.

How is it possible to resize figures produced via a Sweave script? I tried scalebox and others, but I can't succeed to obtain a figure with an acceptable size in my beamer with direct Sweave output ...
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FancyVerb error for Sweave output in Beamer

I'm having trouble including Sweave output in my Beamer file. Specifically, the Soutput environment is causing problems (it runs if I comment those lines out, but, of course, the table is not ...
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Uncover a multiline equation with beamer

I am using the beamer class for a presentation and amsmath package for the math mode. If I uncover the formula in the following way, the formula jumps between slides, which is not intended. ...
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Error when inserting a PDF page into a Beamer presentation

I'm using pdfpages to insert a page from a pdf file into my Beamer presentation, but the result is a completely empty page. Here is smaller version of the file: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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beamer's fragile frame as default

Is there a way to specify fragile mode as default for all frames? Now I know how to define a fragile frame: \begin{frame}[fragile].
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Create layout avoiding overlapping floating wrapfigures

I'm writing companion notes for some beamer presentations. For each slide in a presentation, the document has a small picture of the slide, along with a text explaining the slide. For some slides, the ...
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Can I have framed blocks in beamer?

Is there a simple way to have the body of a block environment in beamer to have a frame around it, rather than having a background colour? I tried putting a \fbox inside the block, but it just wrote ...
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Desired resolution of images for a Beamer presentation

I am working on a Beamer presentation for less-technically-inclined audience, so I want to use many visual aids, pictures, stock photos, etc. Unfortunately, these are mostly raster images, not vector ...
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Change bullet style / formatting in Beamer

I like the Boadilla layout for Beamer presentations, but I find its enumerate bullet points illegible, as illustrated below (from the Beamer Theme Matrix). How can I change the formatting of the ...
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Beamer: AtBeginSection and insertsubsectionnavigation

I'm trying to get a presentation which has for each section a leading slide which shows the name of the current section as well as a table of the subsections belonging to this section. The first part ...
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How to make a title page with beamer without navigation bar, using theme warsaw

Using beamer, how to make a title page without a navigation bar, using the theme "warsaw" or how to get a title page from another theme, but maintaining the navigation bar on the other frames?
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Beamer: Vertical shading + plain frame leaves white strip at top of page

I've created my own beamer theme which uses a vertical shading for the background, but whenever I'm using a plain frame a thin white strip is left at the top of the page. I've created a minimum ...
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Beamer reflections with pgf/tikz

I want some nice reflections in my slides. Something like the ones seen in Jobs Keynotes. Suppose you have multiple elements in the tikz picture and you want to reflect the whole thing with fading. ...
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Custom itemize environment which takes color as argument

Using beamer, I would like to change the color of the itemize bullet according to a passed argument, something like \begin{myitemize} \item[red] no \item[green] yes \end{myitemize} Is ...
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Missing footer on first Beamer slide of TikZ example [duplicate]

I'm having problems with this particular TikZ example: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/prims-algorithm/ When I change the theme, for instance: \usetheme{Madrid} the footer is not working on ...
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How do I alternate graphics in LaTeX beamer

I'm trying to alternate graphics on a slide: \frame{ \frametitle{Verkette Liste Beispiel} \begin{figure} \includegraphics<1>[scale=0.7]{pics/List-0.pdf} ...
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Hyperref warning - Token not allowed in a PDF string

When compiling a beamer presentation and using the following \author command \author{Name \\ \texttt{my.email@domain.com}} I get the following hyperref warning in my logfile Package hyperref ...
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Can I use natbib in beamer, but omit the bibliography? [duplicate]

Can I call references from my .bib file, but not put a huge bibliography at the end of my presentation? Or at least hide it in a bunch of slides that don't display? I tend to think in terms of my ...
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Force Computer Modern in math mode

I am writing a presentation using the beamer class and XeTeX. I have changed the sans font using \setsansfont. Now some symbols in my equations are rendered using the mono font (like the lowercase ...
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Conditional Compiling and \documentclass

I am quite new to latex and don't quite get it how to compile different versions of my presentation. If this is important: I am using pdflatex and beamer. There are three documentclasses I am ...
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In beamer slide, view notes on computer only while presenting with a projector? [duplicate]

Is is possible to make a PDF in Beamer such that notes are visible only on computer and not on the projector?
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What's wrong with this Sweave Document

Every time I run the code below, it runs without error. It is only when I try to sweave the output in the last frame requested does it fail. What's more confusing to a LaTeX/Sweaving newbie like ...
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File size savings

This is a question just out of curiosity; I hope someone familiar with the "under-the-hood" parts of TeXLive can answer my question. I have a LaTeX source file for a presentation using Beamer, which ...
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Size of Sweave Output

I am very new to LaTeX and Sweave, and I am just playing around with getting some output. That said, the "output" I am getting is very large in size (physcially on the page). For example, one output ...
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Positioning content at the top of a beamer slide (by default)

When I create beamer frame, the content is centred in the slide. How do I make the content move to the top of the slide by default?