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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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Is there a nice way to compile a beamer presentation without the pauses?

Say I made a beamer presentation and I want to print it out. Is there a nice way to make beamer ignore the pauses so that I don't get lots of pages with duplicate information? Of course there are ...
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Bad positioning of math accents for the beamer standard font

With a recent TeX distribution, the easy answer to this question is "load the sansmathaccent package" (which is Ariel's implementation of my answer). Actually, the corrected font should be loaded ...
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Are there any repositories of “killer slides” for Beamer?

I used to work as a consultant and have been spoiled with nice looking slides. For instance, being able to create slides that have 2, 3, or 4 graphs (perfectly positioned and with nice headers!) at ...
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Something between \frownie and \smiley

Inside a beamer presentation, I would like to compare and contrast several alternatives. For each, I would like to highlight the "pros" (with a \item[\Large\smiley]), the "cons" (with a ...
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beamer: Create own headline theme

I'd like to create a custom LaTeX beamer theme like the one in the snapshot below which I took from a presentation whose source code I do not have. Nevertheless, I'd like to reproduce these results on ...
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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?
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Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other

I have to prepare my slides in latex. A quick search came up with different packages. Before start preparing, I need your experiences. I do not want to regret after learning one as I did, learning vim ...
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How can I split a beamer bibliography across two slides?

I have several citations in a beamer-based presentation. Is it possible to split the bibliography across two slides? I'm using natbib / bibtex. And I currently just have: \begin{frame} \tiny ...
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Does enumitem conflict with beamer for lists?

I am using the enumitem package in a beamer presentation. When I added a usepackage directive for it, the bullets in front of itemize lists disappeared. I tried restoring them by using ...
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Including Large Tables in a beamer Frame

What is the best way of including large tables in a beamer presentation?
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Note page showing the next frame

I would like to customise the note pages in Beamer to show: the current frame that they refer to with its number, the next frame of the presentation with its number, the section and subsection, the ...
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Change the background color of a frame in Beamer

How can I change the background color of one frame in my Beamer document? I tried doing \begin{frame} \setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=violet} % frame contents here \end{frame} but it ...
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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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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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LaTeX Beamer: Frame outside sections?

At the end of a Beamer presentation, I want a "Thank you for your attention"-slide that is not part of the sections in my presentation. More specifically, I want no section in the navigation bar to be ...
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Why can't I wrap \rowcolor in \only? (Beamer)

See the following minimal example: \documentclass[table]{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Boo} \begin{table} \centering \small \begin{tabular}{rcc} \only<1>{\rowcolor{green}}Hey & ...
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A button that runs an external program from a Beamer PDF presentation

I want to add a "run demo" button to a Beamer presentation (PDF file) that will launch an external Java application. Can this be done somehow - Embed an "exec" command inside a PDF using ...
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\makeatletter explained

I am using the following code in my beamer document to make the frame title's appear in the table of contents: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{default} \usepackage{bookmark} \usepackage{etoolbox} ...
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Beamer with Warsaw Theme: Two column navigation

I am using Beamer with the Warsaw theme to make a presentation. I quite like having a mini-outline of the TOC at the start of each slide. However, I have found that it tends to take up quite a bit ...
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How to rename theorem (or lemma) in Beamer to another language?

I'm Malay user. I want to rename the theorem tag in Beamer. Does anyone know how to do it? When the document class is article or book, I can simply modify the preamble as follows: ...
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Can't insert code in my beamer slide

I want to put some PHP code in my slide with the package listings but I have this error message: Argument of \frame has an extra }.<inserted text>\par } My latex code : ...
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Image on full slide in beamer package

I would like to make a slide of only one image without any borders or any other beamer specific element. I tried : \begin{frame}[plain] ...
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Visual counter for LaTeX?

Does anyone know of a LaTeX package that implements a visual counter similar to the countdown counter of this context-module? It produces images like this: However, I would like to stick to LaTeX ...
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Beamer Animations: How to simulate terminal input and output

I'm preparing some Unix training material and I'd like to show some vertically scrolling text of the commands as if simulating text entry in a terminal. My idea was to split the frame into 2 columns, ...
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How do I customize Beamer template?

I need to create a custom Beamer presentation theme for my company. I need to do the following: Include company logo in the header of each slide Include large company logo in the center of the ...
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Scaling tikz mindmaps within a beamer frame

I recently discovered tikz and I fell in love with it! However, I am having some annoying issues when I try to include a tikz mindmap in beamer. Problem is that I can't manage to have the mindmap ...
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How to open a temporary comics-like balloon in a beamer slide?

I would like to open a temporary comics-like balloons to explain a specific word in a beamer slide. Somebody has suggestions?
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Scaling a tikzpicture for a Beamer slide

I have the following Beamer slide: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \tikzstyle{decision} = [diamond, draw, fill=blue!20, text width=4.5em, text badly ...
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Best figure size adjustment when dealing with different image sizes

I have a script which automatically creates a beamer presentation with several .ps images, each one inserted in a distinct frame. Those images consist on graphs built using GraphViz. The script is ...
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How do I insert text into the footline of a specific slide in Beamer?

I'm trying to insert references into a beamer footline. These references are different for each slide, so I cannot include them in the footline template - unless there is then some way to later define ...
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\tableofcontents from \part commands in Beamer

I am not able to generate the table of contents made of all the parts (declared by \part command) of my Beamer presentation. While sections of each part are listed easily, there is no hint in the ...
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reference overlay numbers with names

I have two-column slides where there is a tikz figure on the left, and itemization on the right. There is >10 overlays due to pauses in the itemization, and some pieces of the tikz picture are ...
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How to create a fancy table of contents for Beamer

How can I create a fancy-looking table of contents for a Beamer presentation? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \begin{document} \frame{ \tableofcontents ...
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LaTeX Beamer: How to get distinct page numbers when using overlays?

The question When I create slides for presentations in LaTeX with the Beamer class, I like to use constructions with overprint like this: \begin{frame} \begin{block}{} \begin{itemize} ...
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How to Continue Enumerate Across Columns in Beamer

I am trying to create two columns of a single enumerated list on a single frame in beamer. How do I go about getting the enumeration to continue from one column to the next?
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Beamer - transition effect

I am looking for a particular transition effect when moving between slides. I would like to have the impression that two slides are superimposed and that the first moves smoothly to the right to ...
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Show ToC of only a section in beamer (completely hide other subsections)

I'm using beamer for a presentation. What I want is that whenever a section o subsection starts, it completely hides other subsections that are outside the section in the ToC. I mean, for example if ...
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\pause in tikzpicture breaks footline

I've discovered that you can \pause within a tikzpicture, which works well until I switched the theme to one with a footline. I've created a "test case" that illustrates the problem. ...
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callout and beamer

I am trying the callout code that Andrew has provided at How to open a temporary comics-like balloon in a beamer slide?, but I am getting an error: Undefined control sequence. \pgf@sh@bg@ellipse ...
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Timeline in Beamer presentation

I'm a student of engineering and I intend to learn more about Beamer/LaTex. After a long research, I found some interesting images showing the closest style I plan to add in my work. Follow the link: ...
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How to get actual values of colour theme colours in beamer?

How would I go about finding the actual colour (like the RGB/HSV/etc) of a particular element in a given beamer colour theme (e.g., block title bg in orchid)? I would like to use these colours in ...
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Is it possible to create overlays in beamer inside pgfplots graphics?

When working with pgf-tikz, I can create overlays in beamer presentations with \path<overlay specification> ... However, I could not get this to work in pgfplots graphics. It would be nice ...
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text justify in beamer

I like to justify the texts inside the block using beamer. I cant do that in presentation. Can any one please help me?
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How can I make the title of my BeamerPoster appear on the same page as the actual poster?

Here is a minimal example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[orientation=portrait,size=a0]{beamerposter} \mode<presentation>{% \usetheme{Frankfurt}% } ...
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Beamerposter scale parameter, text font size and title font size

I want to create a poster with beamerposter with pagesize 240cm (width) x 120cm (height) with two columns. Will the following line of code produce what I need? ...
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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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Using [pdf]{pstricks} with beamer doesn't work, but auto-pst-pdf does, why?

\documentclass{beamer} %\usepackage{pstricks,auto-pst-pdf} % works \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-tree} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Test} \begin{postscript} ...
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Can we use a single frame to create the following effect?

I want to create a slide to show how the clipping works as shown in the following animation. I used two frames, the last frame is needed because I want to hide the unwanted (trimmed) parts of ...
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Simple Beamer Template for Total Beginners

Is there a template that allows me to create slides with only some simple formulas at most?