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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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 ...
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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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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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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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Draw custom frame around text

I would like to obtain a custom frame, which is different from the ones given by mdframed. Here is the image comes from the package fancytikzposter, which consists in a minipage inside a tikzpicture ...
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Printing beamer slides?

I want to print handouts of a Beamer presentation. I am using psnup to a create a copy with multiple slides per pages. I notice that there is a lot of empty space on the top of each slide and the ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Stable vertical alignment of columns in Beamer

In Beamer, I often use a two-column slide layout, picture on the left and text on the right. Sometimes the same picture is used on multiple slides, with the text on the right changing. I use the ...
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Can one replace bullet points with graphics?

Is it possible to replace bullet points in an itemize environment with graphics? I can find answers about replacing bullet points with other symbols, but in all the examples I can find, these symbols ...
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Which alternatives to the beamer class exist?

The title is pretty much self-explanatory. Do you know any LaTeX based beamer alternative? In my university, everyone is using beamer, and every presentation has the same layout, I'm sick of it. I was ...
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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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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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Thumbnails of other frames in beamer

I would like to make a presentation with beamer, and have a few frames (at the start or the end) containing thumbnails of the other frames, hyperlinked to them, with something like 4x3 or 5x4 ...
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Automatically scale big and small graphics for beamer presentations

For the next few semesters I'll be making a lot of beamer presentations with a lot slides that are just a frame title and a figure. I am trying to make a command to make a lot faster to code and ...
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shrinking tables for presentations

What is the most convenient way to shrink a table to fit in a beamer slide?
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Is there an overview of Beamer's slide (page) geometry anywhere?

I find this classic figure of LaTeX's page geometry very helpful: Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Latex_layout.svg Now, I am fiddling with some beamer slides and I could really use ...
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Beamer: Hide Backup Slides from Navigation Panel

I have some slides, which are not part of the main presentation, but can be shown if the audience asks some questions and I have put theses slides at the end of my presentation. I am using the ...
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How to create a PDF presentation for each available Beamer theme automatically?

Rather than changing the theme by hand and compiling it for each available theme, is there an easier way to do so such that I can get a PDF presentation for each available theme automatically?
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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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Overlay images and block in beamer

I found this slides on Internet with a very nice style. http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~tov/pubs/alms/alms-popl2011-slides.pdf How can I overlay blocks and image as in this slides? Specially this ...
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In Beamer, create a square with a number in it (like enumerate)

I have an enumerate environment with square icons, which gives me a colored square with a number inside for each item. Below this, I have things I would like to visually correspond with these items. ...
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How to use autoplay (within animate package) together with a pause at the end of every playing?

I am trying to include the following animated gif: into beamer document and I am using animate package. When I follow this instructions: ...
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logo in the first page only

I want to insert the logo in the title page only. However, it displays on all pages! How can I make these two figurs display as logo in the title page only? I type in the preamble: \logo{% ...
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\textbf{text} without increasing the length of the text

When using \textbf{text}, the length of text will be increased. Is there a way to make the text bold face without increasing its length? edit: Thanks to @Herbert and @Martin, here is a perfect ...
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How to add background only to title frame and an other only to the last frame?

I just want to add a background only in the beamer title page. I can add it in the .tex as follows: \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{ ...
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Explicit frame break with beamer class

I am looking for a way to insert explicit frame breaks. I'd like to use the built-in frame title continuation feature. The only way I have found is to play with different values of the ...
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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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Error when inserting a PDF page into a Beamer presentation

I'm using pdfpages to insert a page from a pdf file into my Beamer presentation, but the result is a completely empty page. Here is smaller version of the file: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Definite Integral Animation Examples

Does anyone know where I can find a template that will show Riemann sums converging to the definite integral, dynamically for a beamer presentation?