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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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Animation in PDF presentations, without Adobe Reader?

I sometimes have to present on other people's equipment, such as machines running stripped down Linux distributions, presentation servers with a bare-bones PDF viewer running in a virtual machine, or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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special circled frame number in beamer

Is it possible to customize frame number like figure below?
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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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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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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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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 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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\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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Problem with lstlisting in beamer… What am I doing wrong?

I am trying to to put an lstlisting environment in the left column, but I'm getting errors. Are lstlisting and the columns environment in beamer incompatible? Or is it something else? ...
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Theorem content right after theorem name in beamer

When we write a theorem in beamer, by default the theorem name and theorem content are in different lines, like this: |------------------------------------------- |Theorem 1 ...
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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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In beamer use colors that are already defined in a given color scheme

I'm using a table with alternating colors in beamer. Is there a way to base the colors I use on the palette that is already defined? In this way if I switch color themes the colors should still go ...