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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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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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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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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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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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Simple Beamer Template for Total Beginners

Is there a template that allows me to create slides with only some simple formulas at most?
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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. \newenvironment<>{tabvarblock}[2][.9\...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keep the frame background in minislides

I'd like to know if it is possible to keep the background used in standard frames in minislides too: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{blindtext} \usebackgroundtemplate{\includegraphics[width=\...
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Watermark using background package in beamer

Is it possible? Doesn't work for me with the following code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{background} \backgroundsetup{ placement=center, scale=1, contents={...
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Using \hfill in a beamer \frametitle in the wuerzburg theme

I'm using a set of beautiful beamer templates developed by Christian Gogolin and I'm struggling to get the desired effect using the \hfill command in \frametitle{} in order to have a beamer button ...
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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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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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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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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] %\def\...
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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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Successively reveal tree bottom up

I am trying build a tree bottom up in a beamer document, i.e. to draw it on screen starting from the most deeply embedded leaves. I've found a lot of Q&As and discussions on how to have trees ...
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margins in beamer columns

I have some trouble with margins in multi-column layout beamer slides. If put the following snippet in a non-rounded theme like "Rochester", you will see that the boxes of the first row have ...
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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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Can we use a single frame to create the following effect?

I want to create a slide to show how the clipping works as shown in the following animation. I used two frames, the last frame is needed because I want to hide the unwanted (trimmed) parts of ...
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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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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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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} \usetikzlibrary{...
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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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Coloured math in beamer

I have a question: Is there any way to have math (everything between $s) in different colour than text (for example, green) in beamer?
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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} \begin{...
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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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Footnote Citation in Beamer

I'm putting a science related presentation together with the beamer class and I'd like to add citations as footnotes on the relevant slides. I've got the biblatex package running and am using the \...
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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, ...
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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 wd=\pagewidth-\...
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\pause messes up the page layout

I'm having a frame in beamer which compiles just right when I do not use pauses (\pause). However, when I pause the different list items, the last items do not appear on the frame anymore (actually, ...
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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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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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in beamer, change fontsize of selected slides with nested lists

I want to change the font size of particular frames, and when I use \fontsize{<font size>}{<value for \baselineskip>}\selectfont as suggested by this post, I found it does not change ...
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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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Missing footer on first Beamer slide of TikZ example [duplicate]

I'm having problems with this particular TikZ example: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/prims-algorithm/ When I change the theme, for instance: \usetheme{Madrid} the footer is not working on ...
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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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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 slide navigation does not work when including notes on the left

I have the following MWE below that works perfectly, but to my horror, the awesome navigation circles at the top of the slides do not work (using pdf visualization programs in Ubuntu like Okular and ...
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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. ...