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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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How to use the exact same file for handout and presentation modes in beamer

I want to use the exact same file for my beamer presentation and handout. I do not like the need to comment out lines in order to create the handout or presentation (my current solution), nor do I ...
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How to make partially transparent beamercolorbox

In my poster, I added a background picture and make the blocks partially transparent, using the following code \documentclass[final, 12pt]{beamer} ...
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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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How to make a title page with beamer without navigation bar, using theme warsaw

Using beamer, how to make a title page without a navigation bar, using the theme "warsaw" or how to get a title page from another theme, but maintaining the navigation bar on the other frames?
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Relative overlay specification in beamer?

Reading the following quote from the beamer manual, I was left a bit confused: When you write <.->, a similar thing as in <+-> happens except that the counter beamerpauses is not ...
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Beamer ignores citecolor from hyperref

How do I make citation links green in Beamer? It seems that Beamer ignores the hyperref option citecolor. I tried using the linkcolor option instead, but that affects all links (such as the link to ...
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Easy absolute positioning in beamer

For my presentaton slides I'd like to have list uncovered and highlighted by time and each item supported by appropriate image/graph/table. Thinking about it in wider application, I'd like to ...
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beamer, how to explicitly call the “normal itemize icon”

I want to have beamer slides where the change between one slide and the next is that the standard itemize symbol is replaced by a tick or a cross. My first attempt: \begin{itemize} ...
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Best way to give sources of images used in a beamer presentation

What's the best style to cite the sources of images in beamer presentation. How to do it? Since this question may not have a "best answer" I suggest to make it community wiki.
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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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How can I get multiple lines of frame dots in beamer navigation?

I'm writing a presentation using the Darmstadt theme which uses the smoothbars outer theme which is itself just a mild variation of miniframes. In a couple of my sections, I have so many frames that ...
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Two code blocks working syncronously

I need two code blocks in my beamer frame. One will be the code and other will be the output for each line of code. I want to uncover each code line and corresponding output line. So, first it will ...
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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 slides and tufte-handout

I have been experimenting with a setup for slides and handouts with one main.tex file that is \input{} into a "slides" and a "handout" file (as described in the beamer user guide 21.2.1, or this ...
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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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Equation numbering problems in AMSMath environments with \pause

I'm writing a beamer presentation, and trying (unsuccessfully) to use \pause to step through a numbered array of equations, with the equations appearing in turn, and the corresponding numbers ...
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beamer blocks in ordinary article-style document

Is there a way to emulate beamer blocks, e.g., alert/example, in ordinary pdflatex in article documents? Is there a pure tikz way of doing this?
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Automatic frame titles and subtitles

Is there a way to automatically use the section name as the frame title and the subsection name as the frame subtitle? I think this question is related, but when I tried to hack that solution to ...
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Beamer - Source code highlighting/annotation tips

How can I highlight and annotate source code in a beamer presentation like this one? For example, consider the following image from that .pdf file: It looks to me that above presentation is made ...
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Presentation Beamer [title page]

I want to make a cover page as the attached figure. The problem is that the beamer has, by default, the macros predefined: \author{} \title{} ', ... and their location is fixed by default. Could you ...
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4 images on a frame appearing each a a time - fine tuning beamer

I have a figure which consists of 4 plots, Full figure here, and I want to have them appearing one by-one in the presentation (from left to right, top to bottom). I managed to do this by including ...
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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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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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Beamerposter scale parameter, text font size and title font size

I want to create a poster with beamerposter with pagesize 240cm (width) x 120cm (height) with two columns. Will the following line of code produce what I need? ...
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Insert graphs and text side by side

I wanna know how can I draw graphs and arrows with text, side by side in Beamer as shown in the figure of this question Drawing arrows in beamer Can someone post the code?
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Beamer: how to change the mini frames coloring

I want to do the following changes to the mini frames coloring: All previous frames almost the same solid color as the background so that the squares are barely visible. The current frame and all ...
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Fix the height/length of a minipage

I have 2 columns in 1 slide. On the left hand, it is a tabbing inside a minipage in a framed. Some sentences are shown one by one by overlay, that results in the height/length of the whole minipage ...
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beamer's fragile frame as default

Is there a way to specify fragile mode as default for all frames? Now I know how to define a fragile frame: \begin{frame}[fragile].
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Re-using the title of the previous Beamer slide

Is there a way to reference the title of the previous Beamer slide? Often, a sequence of slides have the same title, and I'd like to avoid having to repeat the title. I could define a macro for the ...
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Split beamer notes across multiple notes pages

I've only recently discovered the notes mode for beamer, and I'm trying to build a presentation with notes containing my speech. However, my speech is quite large, and is causing note page overflows. ...
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Using LaTeX to draw time series graphs and histograms

I have some graphs I drew in maple, some simple line plots and histograms. Now I'd like to redraw these graphs in LaTeX, so I can do fancy stuff in beamer like have one histogram appear, and then ...
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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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Sub-enumeration with the same font size in beamer

I have a beamer slide with a several recursive sub-enumerations, e.g.: \begin{enumerate} \item Do A \begin{enumerate} \item Have B \item Load C \item Backup D ...
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beamer & TikZ: gradually unveil trees

Imagine a simple tree: \begin{tikzpicture} \node {Selbstregulation} [edge from parent fork down] child {node {Kognition}} child {node {Metakognition} child {node {Planung}} ...
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Email field in beamer class?

I am new to the beamer class and I am struggling to include my email info in a presentation. I tried \email but there is no such field. I tried the below but the theme over-rode the \small making the ...
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Shorten title on each beamer slide

In a beamer presentation the title is long but ok for the first slide. The problem is that when the title appears below on each slide it is very long and I would like to use here some sort of running ...
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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

I am looking to update my version of beamer to 3.10 (which supports nonstandard slide aspect ratios), however the Ubuntu main repository only has version 3.07. I was not able to locate tlmgr. Is there ...
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Why a calc operation in width of beamercolorbox doesn't work?

Trying to answer How to add the footnote in the right down corner with the background color(only page)&change time background color I wanted to calculate beamercolorbox width as ...
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Beamer overlay box around text - the correct way?

I have something that "works," but I'm wondering if there's a more elegant solution. I want to box some text after an itemize in beamer, so this is what I'm doing: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Conditional compilation of beamer slides

I'm preparing a beamer slideshow, and I will have to print slides. I would rather use landscape mode slides, but it is possible that I need to use portrait mode ones. Sadly, I won't know until a few ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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XeLaTeX preventing beamer from using different backgrounds

I'm having an odd problem---it seems like XeLaTeX isn't working so well with beamer. I'm using MacTex 2011 and have updated to the latest packages using the TexLive utility. The problem is that ...
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How do automatic overlay specification work in beamer?

I've tried reading the excellent Beamer user guide, but failed to understand. I understand the basic idea: there's a counter beamerpauses that is advanced by a + inside an overlay specification. You ...
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Beamer allowframebreaks default option

How do I tell beamer that I want allowframebreaks allowed by default? Something like noitemsep for itemize: \setlist[itemize]{noitemsep} So that I don't have to do: \begin{frame}[allowframebreaks] ...
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Beamer tables like block structure look-and-feel

I am trying to define a type of table similar to the look-and-feel of beamer blocks. I tried the following (using the tabu for tables), but with no luck. ...
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Beamer: increase radius of circle in TOC and include subsection bullet

I am trying to increase the radius of the circle in the TOC of a beamer presentation and include a subsection bullet. The beamer manual states gives an example of \setbeamertemplate{some beamer ...
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LaTeX, qtree: Color and Animation for branches of a graph tree

I'm trying to do a beamer animation of a parse of a simple binary branching tree. I'd like to either use different colored branches and node labels to code the different steps of the parser and/or ...
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Beamer infolines outer theme with miniframe bullets only for the current section

I am wondering whether we can use the subsection part of the beamer infolines outer theme headline (the right half) to show the miniframe bullets of the current section. Assuming the section has three ...