{beamer} is a document class for creating presentations and slides. For general questions about presentations or slides, independent of the document class, use {presentations} tag instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
2answers
972 views

Left-aligning Beamer titles with text

How can I set things up so that my \frametitle has the same indentation as the main body of text in my slide?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

error with bold font in section title with beamer

I am getting errors when compiling a LaTeX document with the beamer (v3.13) class when using bold shape in a title section: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \section{The \textbf{Section} ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Beamer round blocks without fading

I want to define a custom block in beamer. Here are my definitions: \documentclass[svgnames]{beamer} \usepackage{xcolor} \setbeamertemplate{blocks}[rounded] \setbeamercolor{block ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

How to omit a single pause when using \beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<+->} command

I just started using Texlipse as my Latex environment, and in it's default presentation settings I discovered a wonderful command that lets me omit all the \pause commands in my presentation. By ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Creating a flexible space between a few lines of text on a beamer slide

I think this is a very basic problem but somehow I don't know how to solve it. I am working with the beamer class and want to create slides where there are two columns. One of the two columns contains ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Centered frame title in beamer

How to set up beamer in a document so that frame titles are centered? Most of the themes seem to use left aligned frame titles.
1
vote
0answers
322 views

Modify the contents in a single slide in beamer class [closed]

I have an outline frame with a sidebar (which is a background canvas). Only for this slide I want to move the contents to right side. For example the current Outline page is as follows: - Section ...
9
votes
2answers
6k views

Changing color of default enumeration

To my surprise, I've had trouble finding red themes, and used the beamer theme matrix to find CambridgeUS. I've changed the itemized bullets to match, but I can't seem to make the enumerations red. ...
2
votes
1answer
522 views

Arithmetic overflow error using custom theme in pdfLaTex

I am attempting to compile a 70 frame beamer presentation in TeXworks (on Ubuntu 11.10). The theme I am using is called beamer-goddard (located at the bottom of This Page) . When I compile I ...
2
votes
1answer
491 views

My last frame should be n-1 slide

I have set in my .sty file as follows (to have a predefined background in my last slide): \setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{ \ifnumequal{\c@framenumber}{\inserttotalframenumber}{ % Last ...
10
votes
2answers
4k views

Customizing the sidebar in beamer

I'm working with the Marburg theme with beamer, and I would like to customize its Sidebar so that the title & author of the presentation does not show up, and I want the sections in the Sidebar to ...
5
votes
1answer
428 views

Generating slides automatically in Beamer

In Beamer, we need to create each slide separately. Is it possible to generate those slides automatically (just like pages an article type document does)? Somewhat related: I occasionally see some ...
8
votes
2answers
547 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
3k views

tikz and beamer: shape rectangle split example from manual

The pgf manual has an example using the shape rectangle split on page 450 that is not working with the beamer class: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.multipart} ...
1
vote
0answers
118 views

Put a logo into frametitle [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Positioning logo in the front page as well as slides Preparing a presentation with the beamer class, I want to put a logo into the \frametitle of each slide. I tried ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Wrong numbers when using \footnotemark

When adding a footnote to a frame title in Beamer using the code from another question, I get wrong numbering. Here you can see 1 above and 0 below: This is an imaginary example. In reality, I need ...
15
votes
3answers
2k views

Filling a full beamer slide with tikzDevice output from R

Q: What's the best way to fill an entire beamer slide with tikzDevice output (i.e., the .tex file output from the tikz() function in R's tikzDevice package)? I've included some undesirable examples ...
12
votes
2answers
6k views

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}{ ...
7
votes
3answers
940 views

Splitting a beamer animation

I have a complex animation that evolves over a series of slides (a \foreach \frm in {1,...,12}\only<\frm>{ loop where certain parts are selected on individual slides with \visible). So far I ...
4
votes
1answer
9k views

horizontal curly braces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using braces to label parts of an equation I have formula and I need to make horizontal curly brace underlying part of it. Also I need curly braces on top of the ...
5
votes
2answers
706 views

Beamer margins in bibliographies

In beamer I am using this code: \begin{frame}[allowframebreaks] \frametitle{REFERENCES} \printbibliography \end{frame} to produce a bibliography that will span multiple slide pages ...
3
votes
2answers
542 views

usage of \only with counter, pdfcomment and beamer class

I cannot manage to get the following command to work. I have a beamer presentation with several slides on a frame. Then I want to use the pdfcomment package to show some comments on the slides. ...
3
votes
2answers
386 views

Beamer + PGF produces “invalid” PDF / crashes acroread

I've got a complex presentation in pdflatex/beamer using lots of TikZ graphics and included images. It works perfectly under linux/evince but not in acroread: some of the graphics do not display and ...
4
votes
2answers
212 views

How to check if a macro expands to something greater than a constant?

Suppose I have a loop: \begin{tikzpicture} \foreach \frm \in {1,...,6}{ \only<\frm>{ % if \frm > 4: set \x to 1, 0 otherwise \node (foo) at (10+5*\x,7) {hello}; }} ...
15
votes
1answer
2k views

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) ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I alternate images and only have captions for the first one?

I'm trying to create an itemized list with alternating images in beamer. I've got the list part and the images to work, but things break down when I try to add captions. Basically, I only want to ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

Changing the font for “alert” in beamer

I would like to change the behaviour of \alert so that the text is still red but now boldfaced, say. How can I do this? I have Googled, but all I can find is how to change the colour, as in Changing ...
7
votes
1answer
629 views

How can I use overlays in beamer when producing graphs with dot?

I usually describe graphs with graphiz and I enjoy dot2tex which produces the corresponding TikZ code. To explain an algorithm in a presentation, I need to uncover the nodes and edges of a graph step ...
11
votes
1answer
645 views

Error when using colour in \author

I am getting an error when I try to use \color{} in the the author field with beamer, even though the file compiles and I get the the words I want coloured in the author field. This is the error ...
6
votes
1answer
979 views

Make enumerate have beamer themes when using enumitem

I really like the enumitem package, but it seems to have compatibility issues with beamer. I could get them to work together for itemize lists by using the following: ...
14
votes
1answer
2k views

Box around a few items in an itemize environment

I'm using beamer and want to call out a few items in a list by drawing a box around them, and, ideally, having a small comment appear next to the box, like this:
2
votes
1answer
541 views

Adding a transition only for an image

Suppose I have a slide defined as follows: \begin{frame}[t,fragile]{Some Slide} \begin{itemize} \item An item \item Another item \end{itemize} \pause \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture}[overlay] ...
5
votes
1answer
629 views

Are there any good Chinese beamer templates available for Linux TeX Live users?

I have tested a few templates trying to write slides containing Chinese words with TeX Live (from Ubuntu 11.10 repositories). However, it always turned out that some macros were not found despite that ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

How to disable beamer's dimming of covered text

In Beamer, when you use \pause \uncover, or <+-> with itemize, the text that is covered is dimmed. But that could be distracting since people can still read ahead. Is there a way to disable this ...
12
votes
1answer
18k views

Which : \only or \onslide ? (Beamer)

In beamer v3.0 guide (slide 121) , I've found: In case of subtle differences in the heights of replacements, overlayarea and overprint environments can be used. But it's not clear to me. What ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

Text alignment in beamer

I make a presentation using LaTeX. But I have a slide with picture and text and I want a text to be aligned to the right. How to do this? \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
2
votes
1answer
586 views

Beamer columns won't align minted code and TikZ diagram

I'm trying to create a two column Beamer slide, with the first column displaying a short minted code listing, and the second column displaying a TikZ diagram. Unfortunately the minted code listing is ...
1
vote
1answer
354 views

APA6 and Beamer and BibLaTex

I am having trouble (i.e., a complete failure) getting Beamer to use Biblatex and apa6. Any examples of templates that do this would be appreciated. I have found this very helpful link: ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

How to remove navigational circles and fit the navigation bar titles in Frankfurt beamer theme?

I'm using the Frankfurt theme and I have two questions about it: There are navigational circles that appear when I create subsections. They are equal to the number of pages in that section which is ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Overlay an Entire Slide with a Semitransparent Rectangle in Beamer

Using tikz to overlay an entire slide with a semitransparent rectangle is a nice gimmick in presentations. There is only one drawback: If the theme that has a footer, the footer is not covered by the ...
9
votes
1answer
879 views

Footnotes disappear when using overlays in beamer

I use footnotes for citations in combination with the beamer package. I adapted the code from this question and everything works quice nicely - except when using overlays. Then the footnotes only show ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Navigation bar is too long on progressbar theme, can it wrap?

My navigation bar at the top of each slide (that links to each section) has too many sections. I would like to keep the bar and keep each section but I would like to wrap it i.e. have it on two lines. ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

formatting like description label in beamer

While preparing a beamer presentation, I need to format a little string like 21.02.2012 exactly like the description-labels appear. I tried by using usebeamertheme/color/font of description item - but ...
6
votes
1answer
457 views

Links in beamer theme Warsaw don't work if notes are shown and title is set

I wonder that I found this issue nowhere in the web. For me this occurs since years over different versions. Now I took the time to figure out under which conditions it happens. I would be very happy ...
4
votes
1answer
596 views

tiling a pattern for beamer background

Is there a solution to have a given pattern (lets say as a .pngfile) tiled on the background (background or background canvas) for beamer-presentations? I only find links to the wallpaper package, ...
3
votes
3answers
304 views

Overlays: Color subformulas successively

I want to color different subformulas with overlays successively. \frame{ \onslide<1>{$$\textcolor{red}{a} \land (\textcolor{red}{b} \lor c)$$} \onslide<2>{$$\textcolor{red}{a} ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

tikz and beamer overlays. How to avoid repositioning of images?

I want to slowly uncover nodes in a tree. however when I use overlays the resulting image will jump around in the slides. how do I get rid of that? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
4
votes
1answer
424 views

Beamer: How to do src highlighting when src is split with \only<> command? [duplicate]

Thanks to Marc van Dongen there is a template of a "step by step" programming tutorial (with a sample layout in his question): How to create step by step annotated programming tutorial in LaTeX? . I ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

How do I enumerate the items in beamer table of contents

I'm inserting a \tableofcontents slide in my beamer presentation. The trouble is that I have everything in itemize environment throughout my presentation. (Gives a better view to the audience.) The ...