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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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How do I change \footnote font size in beamer presentation?

I tried all methods from this question: How to change font family in footnote? and none of them work for me...
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Recoloring math in an equation in Beamer

I have a presentation with the color for math changed to blue: \setbeamercolor{math text}{fg=black!15!blue} Everything looks nice, until I want to recolor part of an equation: \begin{align*} x\ ...
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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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Beamer: highlighting text with colored background through which surrounding text can be seen

On some slides I'd like to highlight some text by using a colored background, like so: I've exaggerated the width of the border around the text in this example to indicate the effect I want. I ...
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Font display error in windows

I encountered the following while trying to process my PDF document from LaTeX, MiKTeX 2.9 Trying to make PK font mathkerncmssi8 at 600DPI... Running miktex-makemf.exe... miktex-makemf: The ...
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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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How to change colors in Beamer theme?

I would like to change colors in Beamer theme like Amsterdam (downloaded from the side http://latex.simon04.net the first topic). How can I get on the top instead of dark blue for example red color ...
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epsdice does not respect beamer overlay with \setbeamercovered{dynamic}

I am trying to use the package epsdice in a beamer presentation. This package provides the command \epsdice which takes a numerical argument between 1 and 6 and draws the corresponding face of a die. ...
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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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drawing(uncover) a curve bit-by-bit using tikzpcture and beamer and \onslide

I wish to uncover a curve (a potential energy v distance) bit-by-bit while explaining what is going on. The code below is only ok, the problem is that the curve changes shape from slide 3 to slide 4. ...
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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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Beamer: content in box register does not survive \end{frame}

Consider the following example (I edited the example to include LaTeX lrbox environment): \documentclass{beamer} \newsavebox\mybox \newsavebox\myboxb \begin{document} \frame{ \sbox\mybox{Hello ...
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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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Position an exampleblock in front of content

I need to position an example block: \begin{exampleblock}{} Proposed and implemented \end{exampleblock} Without disturbing other frame content. Something like: -------------------- ...
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Can I declare a different overlay specification in different beamer modes?

I have a beamer frame with about 150 slides on it. I want article and handout mode to only show frame 92. Reading section 8.6.2 of the beamer manual it seems like I should be able to do something ...
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Beamer Mini-TOC

How can I make a TOC and section mini TOCs such that TOC at the beginning of the whole document shows sections and subsections, mini TOCs at the beginning of each subsection show only the very section ...
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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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\usepackage{lmodern} changes textcomp's \textbullet and \textopenbullet in a beamer file

I use \textbullet and \textopenbullet (from textcomp package) in a beamer file. It gives just what I expect: However, when I add the lmodern package in the preamble (to avoid font warnings and ...
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Text below equation with hf-tikz

I would like to put explanation below math after boxing the pieces with hf-tikz. The solution I could find is using \underbrace but it does not look good. I am looking for an underbrace-like alignment ...
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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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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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How to modify a node in TikZ when using beamer's overlays

I have a matrix initialized with some colors and no values. With the help of beamer's overlays I wanted to modify the matrix in the next step, changing some of the colors and inserting some values. I ...
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Babel (French) does not translate the theorem environment in Beamer class

I'm using the beamer class, with the following preamble: \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[french]{babel} \usepackage{ae,aecompl,aeguill} \usepackage{amsthm, amsmath, ...
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Printing a handout of a Beamer presentation, the resulting pdf is shrunk!

I use the code below to produce handouts of my presentations. When I open the resulting pdf with any pdf viewer, it is viewed correctly, but when I print it, it is always printed very small, no ...
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Any theme that responds to these requirements?

I'm trying to make a presentation in which: The first page must include the subjet, authors, 2 coaches names and 2 logos at top, a footer which includes authors, subject, date and pages. The rest of ...
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Beamer: Custom styles for environments

In beamer, there are some predefined (colour) styles like plain, theorem, definition and remark. My first question is where can I find the list of these styles? and the second one is how can I create ...
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Arguments of tikzset inside a beamer document

I am trying to use tikzset with an argument in a beamer document, and I am having an error I do not understand. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{My try} ...
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Place image behind text in beamer

I'd like to put am image in a certain position on the title page in beamer. I also don't want it to interrupt the text flow, i.. I want the image to appear "behind" the text. Any ideas?
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Beamer: Transparent AND centered background image on intro slide

I know this is similar to other questions. Other answers address either: Adding a transparent image Centering an image but I cannot find an answer with both. With previous answers I can ...
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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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Problem with beamer and tikz

For some reason this code doesn't work and I don't know why: \documentclass[pdf]{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} ...
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How to define commands for additonal information in beamer main file for use in themes?

In a typical beamer document I can set various options like \author or \title: main.tex \documentclass{beamer} \author{George Orwell} \title{Animal Farm} \date{\today} \institute[TUD] ...
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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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How to center blocks and columns in beamer

On a slide with two blocks aligned using columns, the spacing on the left and the right is not equal, ie the pair of columns in not centered on the page as in this example. I've tried enclosing the ...
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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 ...
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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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Creating sections each with title pages in beamers slides

I'm writing up my dissertation defense slides. I would like to have a title page for each of three chapters. Specifically, I want to be able to replicate the box that the dissertation title is in for ...
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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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One image per overlay?

I would that the images would appeared for each overlay. Eg, in overlay 1 I have img1.pdf, in overlay 2 I have img2.pdf, and in overlay 3 I have img3.pdf. How I do this? \begin{center} ...
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Addressing overlay specifications in TikZ-pictures

I was creating a mindmap for a presentation using as reference tikzpicture in beamer. My code is: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lmodern} \usetheme{Copenhagen} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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verbatim and overlays

I am trying to display a verbatim environment in an overlay. I have the following code but it is giving errors: \only<2->{ \begin{verbatim} Select T3.Subject From T as T1, T as T2, T as T3 ...
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How to tell if the current section is defined in Beamer?

I am customising the footer of my Beamer slides. The footer displays the title of the slides, followed by a ":", and then the current section title. This works fine if the current section is defined. ...
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reference on TikZ and Beamer overlay specifications

I read that: TikZ commands also accept Beamer overlay specifications, such as \draw<2-> (A) to (B); but I can not find any reference for it on the TikZ/PGF 3.0 manual. When I search for overlays in ...
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References at the end of beamer slides

I am preparing presentation with beamer and using pdflatex and bibtex. How can I put references at the end of a frame? What if I use allowframebreaks ? I do not want all the references put together ...
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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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Multiple navigation dots in Beamer for one frame

I am currently working on a Beamer presentation for which I use the navigation dots. I understood how to generate them using subsections, and if I want to have one dot per frame I found this answer ...
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Why can't I load miniframes outer theme after Szeged theme?

Making some tests to answer omit delete second bar under the navigation bar in szeged theme I found that \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Szeged} \useoutertheme[subsection=false]{miniframes} ...
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Beamer: footer with current slide number but not total slide number

I am using infolines as outer theme and I like it. I would like just to display the current slide number without the total slide number (i.e. instead of "n / N" just "n") in the bottom right corner, ...