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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?
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Coloured math in beamer

I have a question: Is there any way to have math (everything between $s) in different colour than text (for example, green) in beamer?
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margins in beamer columns

I have some trouble with margins in multi-column layout beamer slides. If put the following snippet in a non-rounded theme like "Rochester", you will see that the boxes of the first row have ...
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How to edit Beamer theme CambridgeUS

I have been using the beamer document class with the theme- cambridgeUS in lyx. The following code is the preamble. Now, I want to insert a hyperlink to a pdf file in all the pages by adding them in ...
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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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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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\pause won't generate extra slides in a containsverbatim frame

It seems that the [containsverbatim] option when applied to a frame prevents beamer from generating intermediate slides if text animation is wanted in it. Only the first step of the animation is ...
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Nice custom beamer theme: how to do something like it?

So I found this totally awesome looking presentation that's made in LaTeX: pyprop.googlecode.com/files/disputas.pdf I love how there is custom header with university logo. I'd like to do something ...
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How to customize \titlepage in beamer?

I'm trying build my own theme to use for work-related presentations in beamer. I'm not so familiar with how to write the themes, I'm customizing a title page manually at the moment. What I want to ...
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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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beamer: change individual bullet color for pros and cons list

Is there a "nice" way to change the color of individual bullet points? For example imagine a list like this: \begin{itemize} \item A \begin{itemize} \item pro 1 \item con 1 \item pro ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Zooming images out to specific locations in beamer

I want to: Show an image full width On click, make a small sized image placed at a particular location starting from top left and show another image full width Repeat the process till all four ...
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special circled frame number in beamer

Is it possible to customize frame number like figure below?
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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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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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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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Beamer and Natbib

I'm making a beamer presentation and I'd like to use natbib because of its \citet and that it recognizes URLs. However, when I try to compile it, while doing the third PDFLaTeX pass, there appear this ...
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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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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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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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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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Too much space at the top of a beamer block when using multilined math environment

I would like to place two math lines in a beamer block, as two separately centered lines. I know that I could do this using two distinct equation environments, but it would be nicer to use a single ...
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How can I distribute beamer overlayareas in handout mode across multiple frames?

I have a beamer frame with an overlayarea environment. Inside that environment are some bits marked \only<n> so that they appear on consecutive slides. \begin{frame} \begin{theorem} ...
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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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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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Beamer: how to make each frame appear in the PDF toc?

I would like to have a beamer presentation in which every frame appears in the PDF table of contents (i.e. has a bookmark). My specific presentation only has sections, so all of the frames can appear ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reusing slides from Beamer presentations

I give a good number of talks and find that I can share some slides but not others based on audience, topic, etc. Powerpoint and Keynote make it pretty easy to pull slides from a deck into another ...
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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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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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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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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 ...