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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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Using [pdf]{pstricks} with beamer doesn't work, but auto-pst-pdf does, why?

\documentclass{beamer} %\usepackage{pstricks,auto-pst-pdf} % works \usepackage[pdf]{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-tree} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Test} \begin{postscript} ...
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Can we use a single frame to create the following effect?

I want to create a slide to show how the clipping works as shown in the following animation. I used two frames, the last frame is needed because I want to hide the unwanted (trimmed) parts of ...
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Beamer, page/frame numbers, buttons and Appendix slides

I am using beamer and I have a slide in an Appendix section. I hyper-reference it with a button. The Appendix does not appear as a section itself. The Appendix material is at the end of the code. I ...
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margins in beamer columns

I have some trouble with margins in multi-column layout beamer slides. If put the following snippet in a non-rounded theme like "Rochester", you will see that the boxes of the first row have ...
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Coloured math in beamer

I have a question: Is there any way to have math (everything between $s) in different colour than text (for example, green) in beamer?
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Breaking table of contents between frames in beamer

I've got a rather long table of contents for my presentation in beamer, and it doesn't fit on one frame. I know I can provide a table of contents per section, or to manually break it between sections ...
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Is it possible to use beamer's overlay specifications in other documentclasses?

I'm writing an article that involves a lot of diagrammatic calculus, that is, there is a big TikZ picture with nodes and lines and that picture gets modified slightly in each step of the calculation. ...
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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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How to edit Beamer theme CambridgeUS

I have been using the beamer document class with the theme- cambridgeUS in lyx. The following code is the preamble. Now, I want to insert a hyperlink to a pdf file in all the pages by adding them in ...
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Problem with lstlisting in beamer… What am I doing wrong?

I am trying to to put an lstlisting environment in the left column, but I'm getting errors. Are lstlisting and the columns environment in beamer incompatible? Or is it something else? ...
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Beamer template with different style options for frames

I am working on a beamer template which tries to mimick an existing .ppt-template from my institute. My problem now is, that the beamer template should be able to have frames with different styles for ...
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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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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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Run a macro before the start of each frame/slide?

I have a macro that I want to run just before every new beamer frame. I could just a define myframe environment that runs the macro then starts a standard frame, but I'd rather do it differently if I ...
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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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Beamer index showing too many titles with overlays

I'm trying to create my first presentation with the beamer class. I saw that is possible to change the color (for example) of a part of text with overlays. I'm using {\alert{<...>}{text}} to ...
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Nice custom beamer theme: how to do something like it?

So I found this totally awesome looking presentation that's made in LaTeX: pyprop.googlecode.com/files/disputas.pdf I love how there is custom header with university logo. I'd like to do something ...
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Beautiful presentations done with TeX and related systems

I recently had to persuade a fellow student that you can create beautiful presentations with LaTeX and beamer. Luckily, I already had some examples. But I'm sure that there are better presentations, ...
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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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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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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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How to change the color of \href links… for real

I would like web links generated by the \href command to be colored in my Beamer presentation. Passing the colorlinks option to hyperref leads to navigation links within the PDF receiving (default, ...
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Are there alternatives to Beamer for slides ?

I like Beamer and I use it but I wanted to check if there other classes for slides or presentation purposes to consider seriously when starting to write a presentation.
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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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Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer?

Here is a start of an answer to this "challenge": \documentstyle[beamer] \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \tikzset{click/.style={draw}} \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain=going right, ...
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How can I add more than one logo to my beamer presentation?

My institute requires to put three logos to all presentations. How can I add more than one logo to my beamer presentation?
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Displaying slides with Beamer and Article class

(Edited to include a MWE; note that the current version is much simpler than what was mentioned in the original question and is essentially acceptable.) Right now, I create an article version of my ...
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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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Where to place custom beamer themes

I've created a custom theme for beamer that I plan to use for multiple presentations. So, while I currently have the .sty file (just one at this point, as I load an inner theme and color theme, then ...
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Custom beamer blocks for pros and cons?

I want to be able to define custom block environments in Beamer. That is, where for now I use alertblock and exampleblock I would rather use problock and conblock for a pro/con discussion. This just ...
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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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Background image in beamer slides

In my presentation using Beamer, I want to use some image say village/river as a back ground in some slides. However I will write something in these slides also. How can I do this?
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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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Too much space at the top of a beamer block when using multilined math environment

I would like to place two math lines in a beamer block, as two separately centered lines. I know that I could do this using two distinct equation environments, but it would be nicer to use a single ...
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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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Beamer inline itemize and enumeration

My goal is to produce inline lists (itemize and enumerate) in combination with the beamer document class. The symbols of these lists should use the same symbols as their non-inline counterparts to ...
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Zooming images out to specific locations in beamer

I want to: Show an image full width On click, make a small sized image placed at a particular location starting from top left and show another image full width Repeat the process till all four ...
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Messy flowchart using tikz

I have a beamer slide: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows} \tikzstyle{decision} = [diamond, draw, fill=blue!20, text width=4.5em, text badly centered, node ...
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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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LaTeX Error: Option clash for package xcolor

I have an option clash between package xcolor and another package, but I don't know which. Here is my MWE \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \usepackage{caption} ...
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Itemize bullets without itemization?

How can I produce bullets like as they are used in beamer with itemize environments? I want to use them in the text not just for itemizations. Note: I would like the bullets not just to look more ...
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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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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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Beamer bibliography color

I'm using the Boadilla theme with Beaver colortheme. All the colored stuff are in dark red as they should be, except for the bibliography item: they still use the structure color that is the ...
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Transparent image background in beamer

I want to add a background image in my beamer presentation. The thing is that when I use \usebackgroundtemplate{ \includegraphics[width=\paperwidth, height=\paperheight]{cern-logo.jpg} } in my ...
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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 ...