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Displaying slides with Beamer and Article class

(Edited to include a MWE; note that the current version is much simpler than what was mentioned in the original question and is essentially acceptable.) Right now, I create an article version of my ...
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Are there alternatives to Beamer for slides ?

I like Beamer and I use it but I wanted to check if there other classes for slides or presentation purposes to consider seriously when starting to write a presentation.
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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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Is there a nice solution to get a “presenter mode” for Latex presentations?

I really like the way Keynote and MS Office (and also OpenOffice&similar) support a presentation mode that displays the current slide, the next (and maybe previous) slide, the elapsed and current ...
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Any way of converting ppt or odf to beamer or org?

I'm interested in converting some .ppt files into beamer/.tex (or, better, .org) format. I can find numerous discussions of converting from beamer to .ppt but not the other way round. Is there any ...
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How can I add more than one logo to my beamer presentation?

My institute requires to put three logos to all presentations. How can I add more than one logo to my beamer presentation?
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Why does vfill not work inside a beamer column?

I recently tried to set up a quartered page layout in beamer (separate question might follow) and \vfill failed in a column environment. Minimal example: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Transparent foreground watermark

As a follow-up to Add watermark that overlays the images, I'd like to have a transparent foreground watermark that doesn't render the underlying content, i.e. text and images, illegible. Is that ...
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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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Messy flowchart using tikz

I have a beamer slide: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \tikzstyle{decision} = [diamond, draw, fill=blue!20, text width=4.5em, text badly centered, node ...
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Table looking like a block

The goal is to create a table that has the same style than a block of the used theme in order to have a consequent style trough the document. this can be done by the following two methodes shown in ...
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Highlighting line ranges in a lstlisting: partial solution, but expansion issues

In my quest for a better solution for How to change appearance of a particular line when using \lstincludelisting, I came across the linebackground= option Martin Scharrer added to the listings ...
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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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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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How to exclude certain slides from handout

I have a made a quite standard beamer (3.12) presentation. To make my long academic presentation a bit more interesting I have inserted some (really, only two or three) slides with "random" pictures ...
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Getting the color from a beamer theme?

How do I find out what color a beamer theme uses? In particular, what is the color that the Singapore theme uses? I'd like to grab this color so that I can color my tables with it and remain ...
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How to add a transparent shadow to a block in beamer?

Here my attempt to add a shadow to a block: \documentclass{beamer} % add a background image \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{\includegraphics[height=\paperheight]{example-image}} % use rounded ...
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Beamer: highlighting aligned math with overlay

This question led to a new package: hf-tikz Minimal working example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{align} a_i + b_j = 10 & ...
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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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How do I rotate a tikz rectangle about a specific axis?

I am trying to create a beamer animation using tikz, but I can't even get basic rotating of a tikz image working as desired. I have a rectangle specified by \draw[rounded corners,dotted] (-3.5,0) ...
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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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How should I convert my beamer slides to PowerPoint according to these odd specifications?

I am working with a program at my university that will videorecord my lectures, take my slides, and bundle them together into a movie to be put on the web, iTunesU, etc. They have asked me to produce ...
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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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What is going on with pgfpages and page labels?

I’m using a feature of beamer that shows notes beside slides, but the page numbers that are coming out are crazy, making it impossible to extract specific slides into other documents with ...
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Only 3 items in navigation bar, is that possible?

I saw a beamer presentation that shows only 3 items in navigation bar (the last one, the current -highlighted- and the next). How is that possible? I am using Warsaw theme, and I have (until now) 7 ...
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Dealing with long description environment items

I have quite a lot of description environments in Beamer that are having both long and short items, leading to an output like veryverylongitem description 1 shortitem description 2 which is not ...
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beamer: frame without decorations, with custom margin

I use \begin{frame}[plain] to have a frame without decorations. The content (inside columns environment) seems to horizontally still respecting the old margins (with Warsaw, gap on the left), although ...
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How to highlight table rows by colors in Beamer

I would like to highlight rows in tables, in rowwise, that is I would like to highlight row 1 in red, then make row 1 in black but row 2 in red, etc. How can I manage to do so in Beamer?
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Repeat scaled version of slide, \savebox and \usebox in multi-slide frame?

I have a frame where I uncover a tikz-diagram in 12 slides. In the next frame, I want to repeat a scaled-down version of the full diagram (slide 12). I've tried to use a combination of \savebox, ...
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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: problematic use of \visible and \only in combination with TikZ to draw a graph

I have a problem with my graph and my background environment to highlight the edges in the "last" of my slides. First I tried this: \begin{frame} \frametitle{Graphmodell Beispiel} ...
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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 do I set the default beamer font to Computer Modern serif?

The default beamer font seems to be Computer Modern sans serif. How do I change this to serif? Note: \setbeamerfont{<element>}{family=\rm} seems to work for specific elements such as title, ...
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In beamer class, how do I remove the additional vertical space before an itemize environment?

On a beamer slide, I want to produce something like I use the following LaTeX code, which works well in LaTeX with the article class. \begin{minipage}[t]{1.4cm} Questions: \end{minipage}\nobreak ...
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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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Beamer, page/frame numbers, buttons and Appendix slides

I am using beamer and I have a slide in an Appendix section. I hyper-reference it with a button. The Appendix does not appear as a section itself. The Appendix material is at the end of the code. I ...
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On using beamer's colors in a Tikz picture

For once, my question is short and simple: How do I use a beamer defined color in a tikz picture. For instance, as beamer's documentation states, using beamer's colors is done as follows: This text ...
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Undesired Placement of Footnotes in Blocks

Depending on the theme of a beamer-document, footnotes will either be placed inside or outside of a block-environment. It would like to do combine a style, which places the footnotes inside a ...
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Beamerposter… Columns not all aligned at top

I'm making a poster using the beamerposter package, and for some reason am having a devil of a time getting the top of the columns to all line up together. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. ...
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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: column alignment with tikzpicture inside

I am having trouble with using columns in Beamer class. For some reason, I have to display a plot in the left column, then replacing it with another plot to display additional data on it (I can not ...
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Why does adding color to a table row increase the height?

I'm trying to make a beamer slide containing a table with the text in a row styled in a different color. However, the row's height increases when colored, as opposed to the default. The same problem ...
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How to fix the trajectory of Brownian motions which generated by the “rand” function with tikz in beamer frames

I draw some Brownian motions in beamer frame with the help of tikz(see Tom's codes). I want to obtain the following effect: The Brownian motions is truncated by a positive integer. The panoramas ...
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Beamer presentation: List of frames within a section / part

With reference to Is there any way to produce List of frames with beamer? how can this be done so as to only list the frames contained within a section in the title slide for that section, assuming a ...
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How can I stop \footcite from hijacking my beamer columns?

I have prepared a beamer presentation for a seminar. I already have presented, but in trying to change traditionally-cited references (with a number superscript and the reference typesetted at the end ...
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Tikzpicture from LaTeX document does not compile in Beamer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unknown error using tikz matrix of nodes in beamer I have the following tikzpicture environment from my TeX document but I cannot make it work in Beamer. I get the ...
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beamer: \only with columns makes things move down

Consider the following: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} \column{.5\textwidth} \only<1->{Why does this move? :-(} \column{.5\textwidth} ...
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Beamer: uncover, overlay, pause not working

I am trying to do a Beamer presentation with some uncover features, but it turns out that uncover, overlay and pause are not working. Just the only command works. If I compile the following example, ...
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Line break in table caption using beamer

I would like to add a line break in a centered table caption with beamer. I can't seem to figure it out. Here is sample code: \documentclass[xcolor=pdftex,svgnames,table]{beamer} ...
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Beamer: vertically center picture inside overlayarea

Is there an easy way to vertically center a picture inside an overlayarea environment? Here is a MWE of a small animation: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} ...