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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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showing navigation buttons beamer sidebar won theme

I would like to add some navigation buttons in the sidebar. Does anyone have any suggestions for that ? \addtobeamertemplate{sidebar right}{}{% \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Continuing enumerate Counters in Beamer

I'm trying to continue the numbering of examples in enumerate environments in beamer. For example, I'd like one slide to feature Foo Bar and the next slide Zip Yadda My strategy so far has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Beamer overlays, tikz external and custom file name

This is a follow-up question from Use tikz external feature with beamer \only . Andrew's answer there is excellent, and does the job (almost) perfectly. The rough edge I have found was when I tried ...
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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 to produce a list of frames with Beamer if frame titles have LaTeX tags in them?

Related to: Is there any way to produce List of frames with beamer? The above method works if frame titles don't have tags such as \emph{} in them. However, if a frame title has such a tag, the error ...
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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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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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Verbatim in beamer showing error: “File ended while scanning use of \@xverbatim.”

I am using Texmaker and MiKTeX on Windows 7. I have the following beamer code, \documentclass{beamer} \theme{AnnArbor} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{verbatim} ...
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tikzpicture in Beamer: how to uncover nodes in foreach statement

How can I uncover the nodes in the following tikzpicture? I want to display all red nodes, followed by all green nodes, and then followed by all blue nodes. \tikzstyle{level 1}=[sibling angle=120] ...
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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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How do I write something at the end of the slide in beamer? [duplicate]

I have an image, I want to write its source in a very small font size on the last possible line of the slide, ignoring the available space after image \section{SCS} \subsection{SCS} \begin{frame} ...
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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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The best way to write arabic in beamer

I'm used to create Arabic Beamer presentations with the arabtex package, but with arabtex there are many environments (like enumerate) can not be used, for this i would like to write arabic using ...
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Define a new block environment in LaTeX beamer

I have two kinds of examples in my document. I want to use different colors, say, red and blue. This is what I am doing now. \documentclass[]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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Use tikz external feature with beamer \only

I would like to use the beamer \only with tikz while external is activated. The problem is, that the \only get ignored. (see also the MWE). I would love to cache the tikz pictures, because it would ...
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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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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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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 ...