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Remove author and institution in footline

I am writing a beamer presentation using the CambridgeUS theme but my presentation has multiple authors and their names do not fit in the footline at the author section. I want to delete all of their ...
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Create pdf with subset of slides

I use knitr and RStudio with XeLaTeX to create a presentation with many slides. But sometimes not all of the slides should appear in the final pdf. Is it possible to have a variable that I change ...
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Removing sidebar from a single beamer frame

I like using the Beamer Goettingen theme as it has a nice sidebar. I would like to remove this from occasional slides, so the text can go all the way across. However, while the [plain] option removes ...
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Just a part of TOC must be shown, beamer

Before I start talking about a new section, I would like to show de TOC whereby the part (section) that I will talk about is shown? So I would like that the rest is only vague opposite the section I ...
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Tree with more levels

I'm working with the package qtree and I'd loved to make more levels. My code is: \begin{frame}[t]{\secname} \Tree [.{L} [.{L1} {\textit{Lag}: \\ ${\textstyle x=y$ \\ \small{C}} ] ...
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Non-raised tildes in a minted environment

Consider the following minimal example that combines Beamer + Minted: \documentclass[11pt,utf8]{beamer} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile] \frametitle{Foobar} ...
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Changing the default title/author/institution/frametitle font in Beamer

I sadly haven't been able to answer this questions using Google. In beamer, I'd like to make the default font for the entire title page, as well as frame titles, to be the default font from the old ...
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Avoiding repositioning of minipages when moving overlayed tikzpictures

I'm fairly new to Beamer and stuck with this problem of two tikzpictures lying above two minipages. i want tikz1 to be displayed on slide 2 of the frame and tikz2 on the next slide (3). However they ...
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Doodle on top of Sweave output

It might not be possible to do this, but I was wondering if there is a way to doodle on top of the LaTeX output, or in my case on top of Sweave output. See example underneath!! ...
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Beamer Frankfurt header runs off page [closed]

I'm using the Beamer Frankfurt header. When my final section has a lot of slides, the circles run off the page, so the "active" circle is not visible in much of the final section. The titles appear to ...
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Layout issues with beamerposter

I am having some layout issues with beamerposter. As you can see the vertical alignment does not work properly. Also, the conclusions block is too long. \documentclass[final]{beamer} ...
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Beamer Question Color

Which template exists to avoid black and blue colors? The most templates are using either blue or black. Is there something with red or green available?
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add a fake item in itemize as a placeholder

How to make phantom item in itemize environment? I want to 'animate' items in my beamer slides, so when I go from one slide to another new item pop up in a right place. I have workaround for one item ...
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Interference between \onslide and \setbeamercovered{transparent}

I'm trying to use \onslide in a table, but since I have the option \setbeamercovered{transparent} in the preamble, it does not produce the overlay of columns. Here is my example: ...
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Beamer columns environment in article document

I'd like to use something like beamer's \columns environment in an article-like document. Does anyone know if this is possible and how to do it? I found this: (beamer blocks in ordinary article-style ...
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Successively reveal tree bottom up

I am trying build a tree bottom up in a beamer document, i.e. to draw it on screen starting from the most deeply embedded leaves. I've found a lot of Q&As and discussions on how to have trees ...
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Beamer grey out items after pause

I'm making a presentation in Beamer and I've been having some trouble getting exactly the effect I want. I have three blocks, one that stretches across the entire width of the slide, and two that ...
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Xelatex beamer Calibri: how to suppress unwanted ligatures [duplicate]

Solution: \setsansfont[Ligatures={NoRequired,NoCommon,NoContextual}]{Calibri} I'm no typographer, therefore I didn't know the techinical terms, but this Wikipedia article describes it: ...
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Smoothbars meets infolines

I like the intuitive navigation that smoothbars provides. However, when the presentation has too many sections it is hard to display it nicely. In that case I would like to have a split header like ...
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errors with MakeUppercase and Beamer's insertsectionhead

I'm trying to use \MakeUppercase on \insertsectionhead of the beamer class: \documentclass[]{beamer} \begin{document} \section{Section 1} \begin{frame}{Frame 1} \MakeUppercase{\insertsectionhead} ...
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href does not run properly

I have been working with Mac and TeX Live, the newest version. I want to run videos by a mouse click on the PDF generated by a beamer presentation. I tried with shells and I also used appify to ...
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Using AtBeginSection and againframe to make custom section transitions

I am trying to make a custom slide to use as an inter-sectional slide in order to replace the more typical code: \AtBeginSection{ \begin{frame}[c,plain,noframenumbering] ...
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coordinates, nodes and arrows in tikz

I like the idea of defining a bunch of coordinates and then creating the desired diagram from them, but now I have the following problem. The MWE below demonstrates it: the arrows connecting the two ...
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Beamer Enumerate and Itemize

Is it possible to combine these environments? Now I have this code. \begin{itemize} \item a \item b \end{itemize}
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Beamer: how to change the mini frames coloring

I want to do the following changes to the mini frames coloring: All previous frames almost the same solid color as the background so that the squares are barely visible. The current frame and all ...
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How can I change the aspect ratio in beamer without passing the aspectratio option?

I started to create a custom theme for beamer slides, and I want to change the default aspect ratio for this theme. Of course I can use \documentclass[aspectratio=169]{beamer} in every document, but ...
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Beamerposter: Span two columns with Figure [closed]

I've been trying to get this done for the past several hours. This is my current situation: As you can see, the figure at the mid-right of the poster is cutting off. So, how can I fix this? I ...
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Hiding arrow in xymatrix?

I want to enlarge a xy-diagram. Using the \invisible command, I got some strange spacing. That's why I decided to redraw the complete diagram using the \only and the \phantom command. But there is an ...
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How to center text horizontally within beamer column?

I've got a frame in beamer with two columns. Each column contains a figure that contains an image. I'd like to put some text below each figure. I'd like the text to be centred within each column. ...
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tikzmark position erratic in overprint environment of beamer

My aim is to highlight a term in an equation, and draw an arrow pointing to another one. Here's my code \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Beamer: error ! ==> Fatal error occurred, no output PDF file produced!

Having problems with LaTeX. The PDF file isn't being created and I have looked numerous times online. I think the problems lies in the user packages. Here is the end the log code: Package pdftex.def ...
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Covered Box Beamer Shadows [closed]

It seems to me that in beamer, a (rounded) box with shadows that is covered (transparent, normally visible on the next slide) has buggy shadows, I'm not sure if this is a know bug, or maybe an error ...
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placing invisible links at certain coordinates?

Does anybody know if this is possible using TikZ? I'm trying to create links over a picture that i have layed on the background of a frame or at least placing them on some nodes in a TikZ code.
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Beamer: how to change the mini frames from circles to rectangles

I would like to change the mini frames from circles to rectangles and also make the already viewed symbols the same color as the background and future symbols the color of foreground. ...
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Beamer: changing footline background color

I would like to make the footline color black and the text white. I found this: Beamer: Background Color for Footline but didn't understand how it applied to my example. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Beamer: How to remove shadows under header

I would like to remove the shadow (gradient fading) under the header. \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Frankfurt} \usecolortheme{dove} \setbeamercolor{section in head/foot}{fg=white, bg=black} ...
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Export Beamer doc to 2 slides per page

I'm a total LaTeX/beamer newbie looking for a way to export a slide deck I created into a sort of "book" form. I tried "handout" but that didn't seem to be what I'm looking for. Basically, I want to ...
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Is there any way to typeset my Beamer presentations on my iPad?

I'm considering buying one of the available LaTeX apps for my iPad. Among other things, one of the main things I'm interested in is tweaking my beamer presentations (particularly handy when on the ...
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Beamer presentation fails to compile after TeX Live upgrade [closed]

After an upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) to 13.04 (Raring), pdfLaTeX fails to compile a simple presentation using Beamer. Besides Beamer, the only package I am explicitly using is minted, for ...
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How to change list options during a loop?

I currently have a beamer presentation, which, using the forloop package, looks basically like this: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{forloop} \begin{document} \newcounter{ctr} \newcounter{gulp} ...
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How make a picture slideshow [duplicate]

I would like to use beamer class as backbone for my presentation. However, I encountered a problem. My wish is to put pictures on it and for LaTeX to decide their placement and divide them on frames ...
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How to customize title page in beamer so that it looks like

How can I modify title page so that it looks like it is in this video. Please seek to 16 seconds and watch title page. I do not have permission to post images. I liked this theme and I want to make a ...
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How do I prevent the beamer class from removing my global options

I'm currently writing a latex package (or actually a beamer theme, but apparently that makes no difference) and I want to be able to specify a few things using key-value pairs in the global options. ...
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beamer reference list

I am using Beamer with biblatex. When I used the code below, it produced a bibliography which has three slides. But the references in the last slide are in the center rather than top. So the first ...
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Beamer notes “show notes on second screen” option does not work

I want to use the "show notes on second screen" option for beamer. Here's my code (MWE): \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{pdfpages} \setbeameroption{show notes on second screen} \title{TEXPLORE} ...
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Animating tabular rows in Beamer without showing the table border

I have a tabular environment with three rows, and I would like to show only the first row on my first slide, then show the next row and finally the third row. I have a solution that almost works but ...
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Adding a “take away” box to a beamer slide

In Powerpoint presentations (especially with slides produced by consultants), it's common to add a box at the bottom of a slide that indicates the main point. What would be some LaTeX code for adding ...
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Adjusting layout of text/bullets within beamer

This is a rather simple question, but I've been having trouble. My simplest goal is to be able to easily adjust my frame environment so that its displays like this: First-line -- I want this BOLD ...
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Fix height of frametitle independent of content

I'm using a custom beamer theme from my university. The frametitle height depends on whether any characters extend below the baseline. A frametitle named "example" is higher than a title named "test". ...
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Beamer: Visualize overlay borders in handout mode

I want to display the slide areas of a frame in handout mode. A possible solution could look like this: \begin{frame} % presentation mode On slide 1 \\ \pause On slide 2 \end{frame} ...