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Beamer table drop shadow

I'm trying to design a good-looking table with Beamer. I'm following the tutorial here. In page 8 of that tutorial, the table is very nice, with alternating colored rows and a pleasant drop-shadow. ...
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Can somebody explain what the components of \ProvidesPackageRCS are for?

I aim to create some .sty files for themes that I need to distribute to colleagues. I'm using a standard .sty file as a template, and I've noticed that the command \ProvidesPackageRCS $Header: ...
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Problematic interaction between fontspec and beamer?

There seems to be some problem in the way fontspec passes font info to beamer. The following example compiles and displays as it it should in XeLaTeX % !Mode:: "TeX:UTF-8" \documentclass{article} ...
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3 (adjustable) column headline in Warsaw

How can I adjust the following code to have a three column headline in the Warsaw theme. What I am trying to have is to get section, subsection and subsubsection show in each of the columns. ...
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Make frametitle and block the same width in Beamer, attempt 2

In some of my Beamer themes I used the answer at Make frametitle and block the same width in Beamer. However now an issue has been raised which is demonstrated by the following MWE: ...
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Define a new block environment in LaTeX beamer

I have two kinds of examples in my document. I want to use different colors, say, red and blue. This is what I am doing now. \documentclass[]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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Actual page number (and total number of pages) in the handout

I am trying to print out page number/total number of pages in the handout that I get from this code: This is my MWE: \documentclass[11 pt, handout,xcolor=pdftex,x11names,table]{beamer} ...
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Tikz figure in Beamer shifting way to the right of the frame

I'm trying to include a tikz drawing into a Beamer slide. When I do it like this: \begin{frame} \frametitle{Overview} \input{smartservice-diagram.tex} \end{frame} the image is way too big. I ...
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Run macro before each slide in beamer

Following on from this question, is there an easy way to call a macro before each slide? So that question answers how to get at each frame, but I want finer control... I want a macro that sets a ...
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Beamer Theme Customization

I want to make Beamer Template similar to this Sample. I have tried something like this. Now I need to customize the theme color ( I don't know which RGB combination will create something similar to ...
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Is there any package like tdclock which can be used in SumatraPDF

I find some errors when using \usepackage[timeinterval=1]{tdclock}while opening the SumatraPDF. As zeniko says The tdclock package only works in PDF readers supporting JavaScript, which ...
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Exemple block and equations (Beamer) [closed]

I got an error with the exempleblock environment: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{PaloAlto} \begin{document} \begin{frame}\frametitle{Title} \begin{exampleblock} \[ t = ...
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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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Two minipages with 0.5\textwidth each get placed one below another

This happens in the beamer class only. Does anyone know the reason behind this? I fix it by just setting both widths to 0.49\textwidth and this works but I'm still curious why this happens and if I ...
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Changing color and bullets in Beamer's table of contents

Does anyone know how to change the color scheme and/or bullets used in Beamer's table of contents (without changing the overall structure color or theme)? Unfortunately, the following doesn't work: ...
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How to customise (e.g. make thicker) the end-proof symbol in Beamer?

I would like to change the symbol for the end of proofs (the square) used in Beamer. It is quite thin, not very visible in some colorthemes. How can I have a thicker border and still in the structure ...
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List of Figures + Beamer?

I want to have a List of Figures in my Beamer presentation. I spent some time searching the web for a solution and only found desperate people telling others that it's not possible, i.e. here or here ...
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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 ...
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What are alternatives to block?

I use \begin{block} ... \end{block} to describe formalization of some notions, and I want to write some examples under it. I still would like to stick to the structure of a block (one part for title ...
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Dynamically hide LaTeX beamer frame based on tags

I guess I'm in a configuration that will ring the bell to many: in the context of a project that run for many years, I developed a very large Beamer presentation featuring a lot of slides. The LaTeX ...
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Enumerate label numbers

I have an enumerate list in this MWE. \documentclass[]{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \setbeamertemplate{items}[circle] \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Example} \begin{enumerate} \item First ...
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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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Uncover segments of a TikZ path in Beamer

I have a question about uncovering segments of a TikZ path in Beamer? As a simple example, consider the following path made up of a horizontal and a vertical segment. \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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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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Counters incremented too many times in a beamer presentation with overlays

It seems that a frame with overlays in Beamer needs to be processed multiple times. The problem is that a counter that should only be incremented once is incremented more than expected. How to avoid ...
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verbatim environment does not work with beamer

I want my Java code to be typeset in a monospaced font, so I am using the verbatim environment. LaTeX commands are highlighted in Eclipse, but as soon as I use the verbatim environment everything ...
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Keyval undefined error

I am new to Beamer. When I run a sample code: \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} \item Assuming equal power allocation at the source \vspace{0.2cm} \item Water-filling scheme at the relays over spatial ...
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amsmath “\substack”-command in section title

I do use the \substack-command in text for creating a small (2,1)-Vector. Unfortunately it does not work in the title of a section. Here a minimal example, which does not work: ...
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Problem with TikZ, beamer and verbatim

I'm trying to put verbatim text inside a node (in a beamer frame): \begin{frame}[fragile]{P} \tikzstyle{cell} = [rectangle, draw, thin , fill=black!10 , minimum size=5mm] \begin{tikzpicture}[node ...
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Same indentation of itemize and itemize in columns

How can I get the indentation to be the same for normal itemize and itemize in columns? Like in the example code below, the itemize in a column is less indented. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Run a macro before the start of each frame/slide?

I have a macro that I want to run just before every new beamer frame. I could just a define myframe environment that runs the macro then starts a standard frame, but I'd rather do it differently if I ...
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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 definition-list overlay: uncover definition later than entry

For educational purposes, I would like to uncover the definitions of my description items only after all the items themselves have been uncovered, like so: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Beamer and description environment text size

Is it possible to define a the description environment size like it its possible with itemize and enumerate? \setbeamerfont{itemize/enumerate body}{size=\small} \setbeamerfont{itemize/enumerate ...
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The equation is too long to fit in the beamer frame, but split environment does not work

The main code is as follow: \begin{frame} \frametitle{Householder Transformation} \begin{equation} %\onslide<1-> \mathop{ \begin{pmatrix} \times & \times &\times \\ ...
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Show miniframes with split outer themes

I'd like to combine the split and miniframes themes of beamer. For example, I would have the miniframes appear in the right half of the title bar (where the subsections appear). If there are any ...
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includeonlyframes not working in lyx beamer

I am trying to use the \includeonlyframes option in a Lyx file created using the beamer template. but it is not working. ( I am trying this solution. http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/27354/38845 ) Here ...
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adding co-authors to customised title page for beamer presentation

I have customised my title page, using \title \date and \institute. I would like to add another line with co-authors, but I couldn't find any examples of how to do it. My ideas at the moment are I ...
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highlight both section and subsection in the outline on the side of a beamer slide

Currently only subsection highlighted on the outline on the side of the slide. Is it possible to change the template so when in a subsection the respective section stays highlighted. ...
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Beamer ovalbox frame thickness

I'm working with Beamer and I would like to create boxes with round corners. I use \ovalbox, but I would like to control the thickness of the line. How can I do this? I also tried \thinlines, but I ...
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Problem with lstlisting in beamer… What am I doing wrong?

I am trying to to put an lstlisting environment in the left column, but I'm getting errors. Are lstlisting and the columns environment in beamer incompatible? Or is it something else? ...
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How do I fit java style source code in one frame in beamer?

\frame { \frametitle{Queue} \begin{enumerate} \item monitor \item semaphores \item blocking at \end{enumerate} } How do I fit a piece of source code, which this ...
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Problem with sansmathaccent under pdftex

I get the following error when I try to typeset a beamer document. kpathsea: Running mktexpk --mfmode / --bdpi 600 --mag 0+525/600 --dpi 525 mathkerncmssi8 gsftopk: fatal: map file `cid-base.map' not ...
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Separate Beamer navigation bar for some portions of presentation

I noticed in this example that the Introduction and Conclusion have their own navigation bars so that their entries are not taking up two extra lines in the main (body) navigation bar throughout the ...
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Block with out title space in a specific position and certain length (for Title box in a poster)

I am working on a poster. As I need to draw a block in a specific position, I do that using varblock. All of this causes a banner at the top of my title block (see the picture). Is that possible to ...
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\ref* with Beamer

When I use \ref*{xx} in beamer, it gives me an error: "pdfTeX warning (dest): name{*} has been referenced but does not exist." Does beamer fool with it, or what am I missing? If I run a regular MWE ...
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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} ...
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Referencing items while using uncover

I am writing a presentation (using beamer) for a seminar and I just faced a problem I can't handle. On one slide, I have a big equation and then use an uncover-list to explain all the elements in ...
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How to use beamer colors in beamerarticle?

I would like to use beamer defined colors into beamerarticle's version of my document. This way I can change beamer theme (or color theme) and colors change according it. Here you have a MWE. A frame ...
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Accessing other slides' titles in Beamer

Suppose I'm making a custom theme for Beamer presentations, and on each frame I'd like to display not only the frame's title itself, but also the titles of the previous and next frames (de-emphasized ...