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How to modify columns/column environments so they resize automatically to the largest column ?

This question was originally a duplicate of How can I add vertical space to a beamercolorbox to make it align with another one?. The response to that question was to add a vertical space according to ...
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Set image to full all available space in Beamer (without overlapping other elements)

I want to have an image take up as much as possible of the content area in a beamer presentation, without overlapping the title, the sidebars, or the footers. How can I achieve this? The code below ...
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Beamer vs. TikZ: uncover nodes step-by-step

I'm trying to uncover a TikZ image piece-by-piece like so: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Linearity} \begin{center} ...
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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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One navigation bullet per subsection with subsection=false in custom beamer theme

I'm using the miniframes theme in beamer, and I need it customized as follows: The idea is to have a single line of bullets. For each section, I want one bullet per subsection, instead of one bullet ...
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Animating Protocols

I'm creating a beamer presentation on network protocols. I like to put very simple animations in the slides, like an arrow extending from sender to receiver, showing the flow of network messages. I ...
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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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Why does Beamer's table of contents items link to the second slide in a section?

When I include a table of contents in a Beamer slide show, each section entry in the TOC ends up linking to the second slide in that section. I would have expected it to link to the first slide. What ...
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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 handout: Problem when creating border around frames

I am trying to create handouts from a Beamer presentation. I want multiple frames to be on each sheet of printed paper, and I want the frames to have a border, say a border made with a thin line. To ...
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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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Make each frame (not slide) appear in the PDF bookmarks with beamer

I have written a beamer presentation and I would like all the frames to have corresponding PDF bookmarks, much like as in this other question on here: Beamer: how to make each frame appear in the PDF ...
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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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High level macros and environments based on Tikz

I was browsing the tikz examples that I found this wonderful example. The example uses tikz to create a tex environment to produce a framed text. The result looks like this: The underlying process ...
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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 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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Beamer Presentation: Figure has no number?

I am giving a presentation and therefore I am using the beamer class. I have included some figures and it works, but there is no number after "Figure". My code: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Relative overlay specification in beamer?

Reading the following quote from the beamer manual, I was left a bit confused: When you write <.->, a similar thing as in <+-> happens except that the counter beamerpauses is not ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Global setting of spacing between items in itemize environment for beamer

I'd like to modify the spacing between items in the itemize environment. This post shows how to modify a specific itemize environment (\addtolength{\itemsep}{0.5\baselineskip}). However, I'd like to ...
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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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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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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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Place bibliography items at bottom of frame

Is there an easy way to add bibliography items to the bottom of a frame where they are referenced? I am using Beamer and Biblatex.
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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 ...