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In beamer slide, view notes on computer only while presenting with a projector? [duplicate]

Is is possible to make a PDF in Beamer such that notes are visible only on computer and not on the projector?
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TikZ animated Equation in Beamer

I'm trying to reproduce the example on creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Equations and tikz and the given code throws the following error Package pgfkeys Error: I do not know the key ...
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Typing and editing Beamer presentations

The ratio of markup to content in a beamer presentation is fairly high relative to a standard LaTeX document. What strategies do you use for speeding up the task of typing and editing beamer ...
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Changing font size of selected slides in beamer

I am preparing a presentation and I have some slides with up to 15 equations. How can I make the font size of these slides smaller? I need to change the font size to 6.
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Beamer reflections with pgf/tikz

I want some nice reflections in my slides. Something like the ones seen in Jobs Keynotes. Suppose you have multiple elements in the tikz picture and you want to reflect the whole thing with fading. ...
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How to overlap images in a beamer slide?

I'm creating a beamer presentation. I want to make one frame that has a couple of images overlapped, like a stack of photos. Actually, I want something like this: .-----. | AAA | | AAA | '-----' ...
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Custom headline in LaTeX Beamer?

I'm trying to modify some themes in Beamer and nearly have what I want. The last step is to change the headline to display the sections in the presentation. What I have so far is: however, I ...
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Adding custom image in title slide

I use beamer with the warsaw style to create presentation. I would like to insert an image in the title slide as part of customization. An image that fills the whole breadth of the slide but limits to ...
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Beamer block environment without title

Is it possible to create a customised beamer block environment that only has a body and not a title? For example, I wish to typeset the following quote within a coloured block so that it stands out ...
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Continuing enumerate Counters in Beamer

I'm trying to continue the numbering of examples in enumerate environments in beamer. For example, I'd like one slide to feature Foo Bar and the next slide Zip Yadda My strategy so far has ...
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slide numbering in Beamer class (Warsaw theme)

I'm using the beamer class and Warsaw theme. Is there any way to have slide numbering at the bottom of the page and on the left (as 2/10) in this theme? Here is my code: \documentclass{beamer}‎ ...
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Piecewise highlighting in beamer presentation

I would like to do the following with beamer: All items of an itemize environment should be displayed in gray. The current item should be highlighted in black while all others remain grayed out, but ...
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How to remove footline on the title page of beamer slides

I am using the default theme, and use the following to customize the footline, \useoutertheme{infolines} \setbeamertemplate{footline}{\hspace*{.5cm}\scriptsize{\insertshorttitle \hspace*{50pt} ...
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How to number slides in the beamer theme Hannover ?

I used the package beamer outer theme split numbered to make it for themes with navigation. But the theme Hannover is different. Is re-defining the footline the only choice, or is there some other ...
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Changing color in beamer header (Singapore)

I am not a TeX-pert and I basically spent half the day trying to figure out the following change to the Singapore theme of beamer. What I want is to give every sub part (section) a different color ...
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Multiple columns with images and wrapped text in Beamer

I need a frame looking like the image below in beamer. The 3rd column will have multirow text with an equation. There are no horizontal lines, neither do I need the boxes around each of the columns. ...
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LaTeX (beamer) — Is there a way to suppress the caption label of “Figure X:” or “Table X:”?

I am making a beamer presentation of someone else's research paper (so I don't have the original tex code). I am using pdfs of tables in the presentation but wanted to cut out all of the original ...
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How to play background music across multiple slides when making a beamer presentation?

I made a LaTeX beamer presentation and I would like to add background music to some of the slides. I did manage to play something using the media9 package, but only on a single slide, i.e. the sound ...
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Itemize bullets without itemization?

How can I produce bullets like as they are used in beamer with itemize environments? I want to use them in the text not just for itemizations. Note: I would like the bullets not just to look more ...
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Appearance of the name of the author in beamer

I am using the theme CambridgeUS for a beamer presentation. I encounter the following problem. Here is my heading. \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \title{Title of my talk} \author{John ...
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beamer, media9 - play multiple videos at once

I need to play two videos at once on a slide - it is pretty straightforward to show a single video, however, if I want to show two videos on a single slide simultaneously, it doesn't work - only one ...
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Beamer: Full width image, aligned to top with a frame title

I would like to include a full width image, aligned to the top of a frame with a frame title. The problem is, I cannot get rid of a line of white space between the orange frame title header and the ...
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how to include existing pdf slides into my beamer?

are there any ways to incorporate some slides in existing beamer file into my beamer? Say, I want to put slide 2 in file A (a beamer pdf file) into my beamer presentation, can this be done? PS: file ...
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Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer?

Here is a start of an answer to this "challenge": \documentstyle[beamer] \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \tikzset{click/.style={draw}} \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain=going right, ...
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Changing style of alert environment in beamer

I would like to specify a background color in the alert environment. I can, for example, use \setbeamercolor{alerted text}{fg=blue} to change the colour of the alterted text to blue, but this ...
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beamer: Top-aligning columns within a top-aligned frame

According to section 3.10 of the beamer manual, the t option top-aligns either every frame (when used as a class option) or a single frame (when used as optional argument of a frame environment). ...
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Randomly assign background colour for each frame

How can a randomly picketed background colour be chosen for each beamer frame? Note: This question is asked to round out the question Randomly assign color to background in the PDF whenever page is ...
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Adjust vertical space before enumerated list in Beamer

In Beamer, I can easily set the desired vertical space between items in an enumerated list with itemsep. But how do I set the vertical space between the line that introduces the enumerated list and ...
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Changing font style using beamer

I want to change font style in my presentation. I prefere Liberation Serif font. This is TrueType font so use XeLaTeX program. I tried to set this font using \usepackage{fontspec} and ...
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Beamer and pseudocode

I am preparing a presentation with beamer from a previous paper written in latex. I want to insert in a slide the pseudocode \begin{algorithm} \begin{algorithmic}[1] \FOR{$i=1$ to $N$} ...
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columns/alignment with itemize

I'm trying to make alignment points in a list environment. The following code gives me an error, but it almost compiles to what I want, just missing the bullet points. I must be misunderstanding ...
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Does some one know how to create a specific kind of block on Beamer?

I would like to create a block in Beamer exactly as the one illustrated below. Does someone know how to do it?
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right description list LaTeX beamer

How to do right align a description list using beamer? Name | Joel Spolsky Address | Some address Using the enumitem package as suggested in Description list with right alignment of ...
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Proofs in Beamer

I'm writing a presentation in Beamer, where I present proofs which are longer than one frame. How to make Beamer to break it automatically to another frame? If it is not possible how am I supposed to ...
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Randomly assign color to background in the PDF whenever page is turned

Is it possible to change the background color of a Beamer presentation in the PDF in such way, that whenever I switch a page, the color is switched as well? Note that I do not seek a solution to ...
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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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Is it possible to open a video file via a link in beamer?

I have searched through posts like "embedded video in PDF", it seems that this feature is only available in Adobe Acrobat. So I just thought the alternative solution: open a video file (using system ...
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Cell coloring (highlighting) with in-out effects in a table in beamer

I need cell coloring (or highlight effect) in a cell of a table in beamer after a click (I mean, I am planning to talk about something in that frame and I will emphasize just a number in a cell at the ...
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How to adjust the beamer block width to the size of its content?

I would like to define a nice beamer block environment with the following properties a) it is always centered on the slide (horizontally) b) it is only slightly longer than its content The aim is to ...
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Logo situated only on titlepage of Beamer presentation

How to put logo only on the title page of Beamer presentation between the title and subtitle? I'm using \title{Title} \titlegraphic{\includegraphics[width=3cm]{logo}} \subtitle{\textbf{Subtitle}} ...
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How to handle only overlays while printing a latex beamer notes

Using overlays and showing multiple graphs in the same slides and even text is really great but I am really wondering how can we show each piece of overlay while printing the slides or notes ? It ...
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How do I ask beamer to exactly fill up a slide?

Inspired by a recent question with a very similar sounding title, I would actually love to implement auto-magic vertical stretch for beamer slides (where, maybe unlike full documents, I think makes a ...
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Changing left margin in itemize environment of beamer class

I can't figure out how to line up the symbols of an itemize environment in beamer with the left part of the main text. In other words, I would like to supress the left margin in beamer itemize lists. ...
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Adjusting vertical space between TOC entries using Beamer

I have a rather lengthy table of contents for a presentation. Beamer is not compressing the vertical space between TOC entries, but instead running the last item off the bottom of the output! Is ...
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Output different beamer presentations from same tex file

I am asking a very similar question to that posed here Reusing slides from Beamer presentations but may be slightly different. I teach a number of very similar modules with differences mainly being in ...
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Error when using colour in \author

I am getting an error when I try to use \color{} in the the author field with beamer, even though the file compiles and I get the the words I want coloured in the author field. This is the error ...
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Slide ticker in beamer presentations

I am using 'beamer' for presentations. I have a Main Titles and a few slides under each. For example, Introduction has 4 slides Methods have 5 slides. I want to put kind of a ticker at the top of ...
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How do I alternate graphics in LaTeX beamer

I'm trying to alternate graphics on a slide: \frame{ \frametitle{Verkette Liste Beispiel} \begin{figure} \includegraphics<1>[scale=0.7]{pics/List-0.pdf} ...
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A letter in the same space as another

I have, in different overlying slides in a Beamer presentation, the letter y, in equation mode, being changed by \alert{z}. To create the overly I am using \only<1>{} and \only<2>{}, so ...
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Where to place custom beamer themes

I've created a custom theme for beamer that I plan to use for multiple presentations. So while I currently have the .sty file (just one at this point, as I load an inner theme and color theme, then ...