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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} \tikzstyle{vertex}...
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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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Why is it that coloring in soul in beamer is not visible

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{soul,color} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \hl{Hello World} \end{frame} \end{document} I process this with pdflatex and I do not see the expected highlight. ...
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Step-by-step revealing of tikz-tree using opacity trick and overlays in beamer

I am using the very elegant method from user Daniel described here to try and reveal my tikz-tree gradually. The brief idea is that the tree is always fully drawn to avoid "jumpy" nodes and make their ...
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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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Beamer Warsaw theme: Reduce the number of subsections visible in the navigation bar

I give a lecture with 10 sections and maybe 5-10 subsections. Using the Warsaw theme would make the available space too small. Is there a way to make the navigation bar show: only the last section,...
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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} \...
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Personal notes when preparing a talk with LaTeX-beamer class

Suppose I prepare a talk using the beamer class. To each slide I want to add personal notes (detailing what I exactly want to say, frequently asked questions etc.). So is there a smart way to write ...
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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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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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Conditionally hidden slides in beamer

When creating a presentation, I sometimes create extra slides that contain additional information, a more thorough explanation, or an extra plot pertaining to certain parts of my talk. These extra ...
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In a beamer slide highlight a region of an image with a rectangle overlay

I have a slide with a figure in it. I want to draw a rounded corner rectangle overtop part of a figure to highlight that section. Bonus points if you can draw two rounded rectangles as overlays ...
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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} \usepackage{...
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Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer?

Here is a start of an answer to this "challenge": \documentstyle[beamer] \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \tikzset{click/.style={draw}} \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain=going right, ...
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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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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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special circled frame number in beamer

Is it possible to customize frame number like figure below?
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How to remove footline on the title page of beamer slides

I am using the default theme, and use the following to customize the footline, \useoutertheme{infolines} \setbeamertemplate{footline}{\hspace*{.5cm}\scriptsize{\insertshorttitle \hspace*{50pt} \hfill\...
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beamer: Top-aligning columns within a top-aligned frame

According to section 3.10 of the beamer manual, the t option top-aligns either every frame (when used as a class option) or a single frame (when used as optional argument of a frame environment). ...
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beamer, media9 - play multiple videos at once

I need to play two videos at once on a slide - it is pretty straightforward to show a single video, however, if I want to show two videos on a single slide simultaneously, it doesn't work - only one ...
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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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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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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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Changing left margin in itemize environment of beamer class

I can't figure out how to line up the symbols of an itemize environment in beamer with the left part of the main text. In other words, I would like to supress the left margin in beamer itemize lists. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Hyperref problems in Beamer when using notes

Update and MWE added I'm working with Beamer for the first time, and I want to use notes pages to prompt myself. However, when I turn them on, either by using either \documentclass[notes]{beamer} or \...
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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 & \forall ...
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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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Shorten title on each beamer slide

In a beamer presentation the title is long but ok for the first slide. The problem is that when the title appears below on each slide it is very long and I would like to use here some sort of running ...
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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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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 block-...
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The best way to write arabic in beamer

I'm used to create Arabic Beamer presentations with the arabtex package, but with arabtex there are many environments (like enumerate) can not be used, for this i would like to write arabic using ...
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Use tikz external feature with beamer \only

I would like to use the beamer \only with tikz while external is activated. The problem is, that the \only get ignored. (see also the MWE). I would love to cache the tikz pictures, because it would ...
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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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Beamer overlay box around text - the correct way?

I have something that "works," but I'm wondering if there's a more elegant solution. I want to box some text after an itemize in beamer, so this is what I'm doing: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{...
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Beamer infolines outer theme with miniframe bullets only for the current section

I am wondering whether we can use the subsection part of the beamer infolines outer theme headline (the right half) to show the miniframe bullets of the current section. Assuming the section has three ...
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tcolorbox listing error using beamers begin{frame}

I've just started using the tcolorbox package for slides for a LaTeX course. It works nicely to box LaTeX code, interacting with the listings package. However, I ran into trouble when I tried to make ...
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Normal text is invisible when using beamer with notes and XeLaTeX

I'm using beamer with xelatex to prepare a talk. If I switch on notes on right I'm experiencing strange behaviour: When using csqoutes in the title, all normal text afterwards becomes invisible (or ...
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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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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} $\pstree{\TR{S}...
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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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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 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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Is it possible to use beamer's overlay specifications in other documentclasses?

I'm writing an article that involves a lot of diagrammatic calculus, that is, there is a big TikZ picture with nodes and lines and that picture gets modified slightly in each step of the calculation. ...
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How to remove navigational circles and fit the navigation bar titles in Frankfurt beamer theme?

I'm using the Frankfurt theme and I have two questions about it: There are navigational circles that appear when I create subsections. They are equal to the number of pages in that section which is ...