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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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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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Beamer-Generated slides to PPT?

I like creating slides in Beamer. My supervisor doesn't. He wants me to "generate or convert [the set I did for a conference] to PowerPoint." I've tried different online and offline products like ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How can I have a horizontally shaded frametitle in beamer?

This question is similar to How can I have a horizontally shaded block title in beamer?. I want to achieve the horizontal shading effect in the frametitle and when I use ...
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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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What beamer environment is text within a frame?

I'm going crazy just trying to change the color of the text within a frame environment. \begin{frame}[plain] I want this text to be red!!! \end{frame} I have tried almost every single environment ...
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Left-aligning all text in itemized list (beamer)

I'm trying to make an itemized list in beamer (using the beamerposter package). By default, the text of first-level bullet points is left-aligned at the same point as non-list text, and the bullet ...
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What is going on with pgfpages and page labels?

I’m using a feature of beamer that shows notes beside slides, but the page numbers that are coming out are crazy, making it impossible to extract specific slides into other documents with ...
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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 ...
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Repeat scaled version of slide, \savebox and \usebox in multi-slide frame?

I have a frame where I uncover a tikz-diagram in 12 slides. In the next frame, I want to repeat a scaled-down version of the full diagram (slide 12). I've tried to use a combination of \savebox, ...
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Scale tikzpicture to the remaining height of a beamer frame

Often in a frame (of beamer), I have some texts on the top and a resized tikzpicture on the bottom: \begin{frame} \frametitle{...} some texts ... some texts \[\resizebox{!}{???}{ \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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Step-by-step revealing of tikz-tree using opacity trick and overlays in beamer

I am using the very elegant method from user Daniel described here to try and reveal my tikz-tree gradually. The brief idea is that the tree is always fully drawn to avoid "jumpy" nodes and make their ...
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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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Beamer, framebreaks with different subtitles

A frame in Beamer presentation can be broken in number frames with the same frame title. Those titles can be subsequently enumerated. Is there way, that in such cases each slide in common frame with ...
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How to prevent beamer from removing the tab alignment of lstlisting?

I want to show my C# code snippet on the presentation slides using beamer. Because the code is long, I set the frame to be breakable using the frame option allowframebreaks. The code now can be shown ...
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How to use local beamer theme in project source folder

Is it possible to use a local theme placed in the the same folder as your current beamer project? I.e. having a them in /project-name/theme/ that you can make updates to and get the changes instantly ...
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Beamer option definition

Hi I'm building from scratch a new beamer theme. I would like to define an option in the theme where I can define the conference name which can be used afterwards for the footline. Up to now I've done ...
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In beamer class, how do I remove the additional vertical space before an itemize environment?

On a beamer slide, I want to produce something like I use the following LaTeX code, which works well in LaTeX with the article class. \begin{minipage}[t]{1.4cm} Questions: \end{minipage}\nobreak ...
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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 ...
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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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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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semiverbatim with tikz in beamer

I'm using semiverbatim with tikz in beamer. My following MWE throws error: ! Package tikz Error: Sorry, some package has redefined the meaning of the math-mode dollar sign. This is incompatible ...
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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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ADDING white background to an image?

I'm new to beamer and am trying to make a presentation. When inserting an image, the output is satisfactory, except when I try to insert a .pdf! The white layer in the image disappears. Initially, the ...
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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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Inline citations with only author, title and year

I would like to put a few reference inside a beamer presentation. Adding a full fledge bibliography is certainly awkward but the output of the \fullcite command from the biblatex pacakge is too ...
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Can XeLaTeX | LuaTeX import movies?

It seems that XeLaTeX cannot handle movies. I imported movies into PDF produced with pdflatex compiler using the multimedia package that comes with beamer. My search over various boards revealed that ...
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Showing margins/frames in beamer slides

With a regular article/report/... class, you can use the showframe package to draw outlines of where the various regions of the page lie. I cannot get the same functionality with beamer, however. ...
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Show/hide the sections, subsections and subsections that I want from the navigation sidebar (beamer, Berkeley)

I am using the theme Berkeley, I have lot of sections and subsections, I want to hide certain sections, subsections and subsubsections from the navigation bar, but not from the table of contents. If ...
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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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How to change the color of bibitems?

I'm showing my references at the end of my beamer presentation. \documentclass[compress]{beamer} \begin{document} \frame{ \begin{thebibliography}{1}\scriptsize \bibitem{Test} Test, Me, ...
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Why does `! Missing $ inserted.` occur when using \verb in beamer?

When I use \verb+...+ within beamer I get ! Missing $ inserted. <inserted text> $ l.6 \end{frame} ? What is going wrong and how do I fix this problem? A minimal example is ...
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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 mini-frames: remove links from subsection navigation circles

In this thread (including minimal working example) One navigation bullet per subsection with subsection=false in custom beamer theme I found a solution for drawing only one circle by subsection ...
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Feynmp together with beamer

How do you include a Feynman diagram in a beamer presentation? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath, amsthm, amssymb,latexsym} \usepackage{slashed} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{pgfplots} ...
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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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Displayed math looks bad using beamerposter with lmodern

I'm using a theme for beamerposter that requires the package lmodern. Specifically, I'm modifying the theme found here. However, the displayed equations do not look right when I use lmodern. ...
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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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Strange movement of objects when highlighted item in beamer is uncovered

Can anyone explain to me why there is this strange "shift" of objects when passing from the first to the second slide in the below MWE? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{beamerthemeshadow} ...