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Why should I use LaTeX for presentations?

I've read that LaTeX can be used also for presentations, using specific packages to make slides in PDF. But I'm wondering: since LaTeX is a typographic language made to separate content from style, ...
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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 slides I want to take personal notes (what I exactly want to say, frequently asked questions etc.). So is there a smart way to write those ...
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Beamer frame numbering

I was working on a beamer presentation. I want the page numbering to start from the second page (the first page is title). But, when I used the known tweaks, the page numbering still starts from the ...
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\logo command problem with Latex beamer theme “Marburg”

This is the code, I have used Warsaw theme but for the theme "Marburg" the logo command is not working...How the logo in the left can be placed in the sidebar same position as the picture??? ...
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Custom Beamer theme does not arrange stuff as I expect

I am creating my own Beamer theme (let me call it mytheme in this thread) and currently working on title page. First I put the code shown below in beamerinnerthememytheme.sty, which is loaded by ...
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biblatex: reduce font size citation mark

How can I reduce the font size of the citation mark (using biblatex)? An identical question was asked before, but, alas, it does not seem to work for me. Consider the following MWE: % arara: ...
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Beamer interaction remove footline

Can anyone explain why the MWE below is bad? When I compile it, there is no footline on the first page!?! I use the <+> and <+-> in order to not having to explicitly having to specify the ...
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“Single ampersand used with wrong catcode” error using tikz matrix in beamer

I am having trouble getting a basic example of a matrix of notes to show up in my beamer presentation. I am using the code copied from the pgf manual. Here is a complete working example. The error I ...
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Citations in Beamer but bibliography in full-size portrait page

I am creating the presentation for my dissertation defense using beamer. I use several citations during the presentation which are just listed as a number in brackets. I would like the bibliography to ...
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beamer: change individual bullet color in itemize 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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beamer: content top and bottom margins

It is trivial to modify the left and right margins in beamer. But what about the top and bottom? If possible, I would like to reduce a little bit that top margin, marked with the hand-drawn red ...
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How to create an opaque or cloudy area block to blur some texts in beamer?

Not a textblock. But a square or rectangle block/box specified with location and width, placed at a desired location. The purpose is to blur some texts and some parts of figures at a desired location. ...
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\columncolor overwrites table lines

When I fill columns of my table with a color, it overwrites some of the lines. Is there a way to avoid it? \documentclass[slidetop,11.5pt,xcolor=table]{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Add logo and slide count to the navigation symbols

I want the navigation symbols line (the bottom line) to contain slide count Slide N of NN flushed to the left and the company logo flushed to the right inside the blue navigation bar (I use the ...
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Insert Graphic into Title Section of beamer Palo Alto

I want to insert a graphic into the title section. On the title page, I want the graphic to be fully visible, then on all the other slides I want it to be more transparent. When I refer to the title ...
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beamer - dealing with background color of selected pages

I'm replicating (parts of) a PowerPoint design as a beamer template. In this design some PP layouts, most noticeable the title page use a full color bg, whereas the rest have a white bg. Any advice ...
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Remove parentheses after author in beamer document

the following copy&paste code results in showing "short name ()" in the left box of the navigation bar. \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Boadilla} \title[short title]{long title} \author[short ...
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beamer: itemize do not honor text color

I understand that each \item within an itemize does not honor the text color because it is within its own group. Anyhow, I have a program that generates for me a bunch of boxes, one of which is ...
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Want Section and Subsection page slide At the end of Each Section

\documentclass[xcolor=table,compress,t,fleqn]{beamer} \makeatletter % add "\color{blue}" to argument of "\maketag@@@" ...
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How do I set the size of the header or footer bar for a beamer poster?

I am working from this template to create a poster. As you can see below, the template has a black bar at the top of the poster. I would like to shrink this bar, but I do not a parameter to change in ...
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Subfigures in beamer documents

I'm using beamer package to produce slides. I put many figures on a slide by using the subfigure package. The problem is that for captions, the subfigure are labeled "a", "b".. "m", "n" and so on, for ...
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Positioning TikZ pictures in Beamer frames

I am trying to position my images as follows. the problem is that the moment I delete the black point positioned at the origin, the positioning of my images are messed up. My second question is that ...
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beamer/tikz overlay image at the center

How can I overlay in tikz an image at the center of the slide, covering the text. Consider: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \lipsum[1] ...
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Display beamer headline in frames conditional on section and subsection environments

Objective I'm trying to create a beamer presentation (in LyX) where frames conditionally display a headline containing section and subsection navigation depending on (a) whether a frame is in a ...
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How to redefine a beamer template

To modify the definition of a command we use \renewcommand, but how about modify a beamer template. For example if we change itemize item like this: \defbeamertemplate{itemize item}{triangle} ...
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beamer: column background color

How do I change the background color of a column in Beamer? (the entire column) (This is a simple question, but for the life of me, I cannot not find an answer.) Example: \documentclass[t]{beamer} ...
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Embedding a Mathematica “Manipulate” block into a beamer presentation

It is possible to include an interactive interface such as the Mathematica Manipulate block in a beamer presentation, so that one can control the sliders just like in the original Mathematica file? I ...
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Include SVG layers as steps in beamer

I have a .svg figure (created with inkscape) with multiple layers and I would like to include them in a beamer presentation so that layers appear progressively. slide 1 -> layer 1 slide 2 -> layer ...
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beamer templating - baselineskip of \fontsize ignored

Can anyone explain why the second argument in \fontsize \textbox in the example is ignored in the footer template? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{fix-cm} ...
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How to prevent alignment changes in beamer due to changing line height in list items?

Consider this simple setup: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{block}{The One} \begin{itemize} \item \only<1>{This is a tall row.} ...
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Where should my beamer theme be located? [duplicate]

I recently downloaded a beamer theme: {metro} I made a beamer by 1. Create folder 'presentation' 2. Copy beamer theme in 'presentation' 3. Create tex file in 'presentation' This works fine. ...
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Changing the Beamer Theme “Feather”?

I wanna adjust the Beamer Theme "Feather" for my needs: Change the Front Page Deleting the gray horizontal bar (@barcolor) Set the @headercolor to red Transpose the feather logo in the ring Replace ...
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\pause not working after “overprint” environment

In the following example, in the pdf I want to pause at the mentioned place. Any solution will be helpful. Thanks \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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Why is the picture not centered in the frame?

Using the following code: \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} \usepackage{ctex} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{PSA分析级别和实施程序} \begin{figure}[htbp] \centering ...
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Label in \frame options, disable allowframebreaks in beamer

The \includeonlyframe{...} does not work, when allowframebreaks is used together with label in \frame options. When removing label, it works fine. See MWE: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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span of sidebar in beamerposter, with title in the header

I am making a poster using beamerposter and trying to create my own theme. But I'm having trouble with the sidebar. I want the sidebar to be on the left hand side along the entire height of the ...
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Setting beamer color in region between title bar and canvas

How does one control the color of the region between the title bar and the canvas in beamer? When the color of the background canvas is darkened there is a white bar between title and canvas. MWE ...
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Beamer warsaw make font bold on all frames

When using beamer with the warsaw theme, how can one set the text on all frames to appear in boldface? Here is an MWE, I want text on both the slides to be in boldface. \documentclass[11pt]{beamer} ...
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Move title elements to the right

I have two issues with my beamer presentation. I am using stockton theme. find it here - Stockton theme The first issue is about the title slide. The background is such that, I want to move elements ...
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Beamer : shift a relative overlay sequence

I made a command with relative averlay sequence that appears several times in the presentation starting at different moments. I tried this, but the second sequence start at slide 2 and appears only ...
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The paralist package does not work properly in Beamer

I'm trying to create a simple inline list within Beamer, and the environment paralist is not behaving as expected: \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames, fleqn]{beamer} \usepackage{paralist} % inline list ...
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Remove the blank space caused by images in beamer

I am making a beamer presentation in which I need to remove a figure completely and then replace it with items in an itemize list. However, when I remove an image completely, there is a blank space ...
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how do I add comments to a presentation in beamer? [duplicate]

Powerpoint has this nice option of adding comments for each slide. I would like to have a similar way of doing it with beamer: Adding comments to a slide Showing these comments somewhere on the ...
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Beamer : hyperlink, invisible, non clickable when invisible but taking his room problem

I'd like to have an hyperlink non clickable when invisible but whith the taking his space like with onslide instead of only : In this example : the item-2 is correct (invisible, non clickable when ...
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Beamer - hyperlink : make itemize symbols jumpable [duplicate]

How to associate an hyperlink to the itemize symbole ? I found some things here but I don't know how to adapt it to items. One step One can do that : \newcommand{\hitem}[1]{% ...
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Position of nodes and arrows

I am trying to reproduce this slide. I have written some code to produce some thing similar but the positions of nodes and type of arrows are hard to get. This is what I am aiming for and this is ...
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How do I add a flag to a document class to show or not show portions of document?

I write quizzes in beamer. They typically look like: \documentclass[pdf]{beamer} \mode<presentation><> \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Quiz 1} 1. What is $1+2$? {\color{blue} 3} 2. What is ...
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Using titlepage.tex in the beamer

test_title.tex {\begin{titlepage} \begin{center} % Upper part of the page. The '~' is needed because \\ % only works if a paragraph has started. ...
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Explain formula using beamer

I am preparing a presentation on statistics. I want to include a slide on Bayes' Theorem which says: p(\theta | D) = \frac{p(D|\theta) p(\theta)} {p(D)} I want to explain each term using arrows. ...
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Is it possible to reduce the height of the frame title box in beamer?

I am writing a presentation with Beamer using the Copenhagen theme and the \useoutertheme[footline=institutetitle]{miniframes} option. Currently the headers look like this but since I am not going to ...