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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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Changing left margin in itemize environment of beamer class

I can't figure out how to line up the symbols of an itemize environment in beamer with the left part of the main text. In other words, I would like to supress the left margin in beamer itemize lists. ...
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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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special circled frame number in beamer

Is it possible to customize frame number like figure below?
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Is \mathrm really preferable to \text? [duplicate]

It seems to be the de facto standard to use \mathrm for upright letter notation in math mode as opposed to \text. Would it not be better to use \text in general? One particular problem I am thinking ...
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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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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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Can I make siunitx commands use serif fonts like the rest of the math in beamer?

In a beamer presentation I can use \usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif} to typeset the math in a serif font while the rest of the presentation is in a sans-serif font. But the \SI command from siunitx ...
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How to connect Beamer blocks by arrows?

I'd like to put 3 beamer blocks on one frame and connect them in a circular order. I tried something with TikZ but it doesn't work. The main problem is that the points n1.south and n2.south in the ...
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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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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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Problem with \only and alignment of graphics (pdf) in beamer

I have been trying to include pdf graphics in a document with this simple command: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \only<1>{\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{test}} ...
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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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Hyperref problems in Beamer when using notes

Update and MWE added I'm working with Beamer for the first time, and I want to use notes pages to prompt myself. However, when I turn them on, either by using either \documentclass[notes]{beamer} or ...
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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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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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Length between nested lists in beamer

How do I adjust the length between nested lists? For example, in the following, I would like to adjust the distance where it states "distance here" \begin{itemize} \item one %% distance here ...
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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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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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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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Accessing the current overlay number in beamer

For some beamer related code in one of my packages I need to access the current overlay number. I mean the internal number used for things like \only<1>{..}. \only<1>{ Some internal ...
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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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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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What beamer environment is text within a frame?

I'm going crazy just trying to change the color of the text within a frame environment. \begin{frame}[plain] I want this text to be red!!! \end{frame} I have tried almost every single environment ...
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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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Run a shell script from a PDF generated by LaTeX

I have a shell script (which should open some program/file) which I want to invoke by clicking on a link in the generated .pdf file (in my case a beamer presentation). I tried including: ...
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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 - 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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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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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: 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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tcolorbox listing error using beamers begin{frame}

I've just started using the tcolorbox package for slides for a LaTeX course. It works nicely to box LaTeX code, interacting with the listings package. However, I ran into trouble when I tried to make ...
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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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Strange movement of objects when highlighted item in beamer is uncovered

Can anyone explain to me why there is this strange "shift" of objects when passing from the first to the second slide in the below MWE? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{beamerthemeshadow} ...
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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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Multilingual beamer presentations from a single souce?

I have a beamer presentation of which I have two language versions (german and english), more languages are upcoming. I keep both versions in one source and select the one to typeset with the comment ...
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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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Beamer, framebreaks with different subtitles

A frame in Beamer presentation can be broken in number frames with the same frame title. Those titles can be subsequently enumerated. Is there way, that in such cases each slide in common frame with ...
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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 ...