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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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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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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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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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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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Beamer: double uncover hides instead of watermarks

When I make a presentation with nested enumerations where each enumeration needs to be animated, the inner enumeration is completely hidden from the slide until its parent becomes visible, while the ...
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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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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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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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Left-aligning all text in itemized list (beamer)

I'm trying to make an itemized list in beamer (using the beamerposter package). By default, the text of first-level bullet points is left-aligned at the same point as non-list text, and the bullet ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Beamer - How to customise the header of a frankfurt slide?

I use the following options: \usetheme{Frankfurt} \setbeamercolor{section in head/foot}{fg=black, bg=white} and this yields a slide which looks like this: Is it possible to bring 'Section 1' ...
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Inline citations with only author, title and year

I would like to put a few reference inside a beamer presentation. Adding a full fledge bibliography is certainly awkward but the output of the \fullcite command from the biblatex pacakge is too ...
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Beamerposter… Columns not all aligned at top

I'm making a poster using the beamerposter package, and for some reason am having a devil of a time getting the top of the columns to all line up together. Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. ...
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Beamer: column alignment with tikzpicture inside

I am having trouble with using columns in Beamer class. For some reason, I have to display a plot in the left column, then replacing it with another plot to display additional data on it (I can not ...
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Showing margins/frames in beamer slides

With a regular article/report/... class, you can use the showframe package to draw outlines of where the various regions of the page lie. I cannot get the same functionality with beamer, however. ...
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Why does adding color to a table row increase the height?

I'm trying to make a beamer slide containing a table with the text in a row styled in a different color. However, the row's height increases when colored, as opposed to the default. The same problem ...
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lstlistings does not work in a slide

I am writing a slide. I want to use lstlisting \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} ...
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Beamer: hyperlinks and short title colors

Consider the following MWE \documentclass[leqno]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \usecolortheme{whale} \usepackage{lmodern} \hypersetup{colorlinks=true, allcolors=blue} \title[Short title]{Title} ...
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Place two logo on top right and top left in beamer presentation

I have a beamer presentation and use the PaloAlto theme. As you can see in the code sample I have two logos over each other. I'd like to place one on the left hand and the other on the right side. ...
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How to prevent beamer from removing the tab alignment of lstlisting?

I want to show my C# code snippet on the presentation slides using beamer. Because the code is long, I set the frame to be breakable using the frame option allowframebreaks. The code now can be shown ...
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Hide navigation information in sidebar on title page and TOC page (beamer)

Edited for clarity: I am trying to remove the navigation information in the sidebar that lists a TOC on the title page and the TOC page in a beamer presentation. I still want the sidebar to appear ...
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How to fix the trajectory of Brownian motions which generated by the “rand” function with tikz in beamer frames

I draw some Brownian motions in beamer frame with the help of tikz(see Tom's codes). I want to obtain the following effect: The Brownian motions is truncated by a positive integer. The panoramas ...
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Using beamer \visible command inside a table, without adding vertical space

When using the beamer \visible command inside a tabular environment, beamer adds an extra vertical space before the text. For example, in the following code, beamer adds an empty line before the word ...
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How to overlay tikz matrix in beamer?

Background: I encounter some unexpected situations while overlaying a tikz matrix in Beamer. The latex code is given at the end (note: you can also read and copy it at ShareLatex:TikzMatrixOverlay). ...
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Beamer: Strange behavior when changing background color

Using \setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=black} works fine if I want to change the background color. However once I used \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{} it doesn't work anymore: ...
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Beamer presentation: List of frames within a section / part

With reference to Is there any way to produce List of frames with beamer? how can this be done so as to only list the frames contained within a section in the title slide for that section, assuming a ...
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beamer: \only with columns makes things move down

Consider the following: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} \column{.5\textwidth} \only<1->{Why does this move? :-(} \column{.5\textwidth} ...
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Tikzpicture from LaTeX document does not compile in Beamer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unknown error using tikz matrix of nodes in beamer I have the following tikzpicture environment from my TeX document but I cannot make it work in Beamer. I get the ...
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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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Beamer: uncover, overlay, pause not working

I am trying to do a Beamer presentation with some uncover features, but it turns out that uncover, overlay and pause are not working. Just the only command works. If I compile the following example, ...
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Line break in table caption using beamer

I would like to add a line break in a centered table caption with beamer. I can't seem to figure it out. Here is sample code: \documentclass[xcolor=pdftex,svgnames,table]{beamer} ...
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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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How to scale tikz drawing to paperwidth?

For use as a headline in beamer, I would like to scale the following tikz image to \paperwidth, preserving the x-y-ratio. I seem to be too dumb to find this (easy?!) solution... Thanks for any help! ...
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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 ...
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Change in font and size of word

I have a code that gives a beamer presentation. On the 3rd slide named GOALS, I need to adjust the Font & Size of the words, so that I have Exact number of words in a line as in the given ...
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Advantage of LaTeX presentations?

I've read that LaTeX can be used also for presentation, and that there are tools to make PDF presentations. But I'm wondering: since LaTeX is a typographic language made to separate content from ...
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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 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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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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Speed up beamer compile time

Is there a way to speed up the compile time? I have a, I would say, medium-sized presentation and it takes 10+ seconds to compile. It isn't too much, but it's annoying. Especially since I'm performing ...
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Entire course with beamer

What, if any, support does beamer provide for making presentations that span more than one meeting. A case in point is a university course with 30 or so lecture hours, each with 20 or so frames, for a ...
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Beamer frame numbering in appendix

I have a beamer presentation in which I have some additional slides in an appendix. The additional slides are only there in case someone asks a specific question; I won't necessarily have to use any ...