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Beamer: how to convince “includeslide” to include the last slide of a frame

I'm using \includeslide to create copies of my Beamer presentation slides in handouts, but have hit a small snag. By default, it appears to choose the first slide in a frame unless I specify the page ...
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Problem with enumerate package in beamer class

I use this in my personal .sty file to change the standard enumerate scheme (when I do homework it better matches the numbering scheme in texts/MSWord): \usepackage{enumerate} % Change enumerate ...
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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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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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Beamer: How to remove shadow under the title on a given frame?

On one particular frame I would like to remove the shadow that the theme I am using inserts under the title. The reason is that with a black background (which I use only on this frame), it looks quite ...
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What is “\C” with xelatex and beamer?

When compiling a beamer document using xelatex, I encountered a problem with the macro \C. Basically, I want to use that to stand for the set of complex numbers so I want to redefine it to be ...
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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 ...
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Changing LaTeX headers via a makefile

I recently created a makefile to use with my TeX documents and am quite happy with the discovery. When I create Beamer slides to use in class, I create both a set of slides and a handout to go along ...
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Multiply-defined labels warnings with frame labels in Beamer with againframe

This question is pretty much identical to this (to the best of my knowledge) unanswered question from comp.text.tex, which, at the moment, is the top Google hit for this problem: when specifying frame ...
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Beamer frame numbering in appendix

I have a beamer presentation in which I have some additional slides in an appendix. The additional slides are only there in case someone asks a specific question; I won't necessarily have to use any ...
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beamer blocks in ordinary article-style document

Is there a way to emulate beamer blocks, e.g., alert/example, in ordinary pdflatex in article documents? Is there a pure tikz way of doing this?
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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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Apply style to specific lines of a listings environment

I want to emphasize some lines in a listing environment by applying a special style on them (for example, a different background color). All custom styling seem to be content-based. I would like to ...
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Animated scrolling marquee across an entire page.

I would like to have a scrolling marquee across the entire width of a page. I am intending this for a Beamer presentation, but the solution doesn't necessarily have anything to do with beamer. I ...
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Beamer Presentation: Sneak in slides for each bulleted element

So, I am doing a presentation using Beamer. In my earlier presentation, I used the list elements auto unhiding one each time. : ...
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Beamer navigation circles without subsections?

I have been using the Frankfurt theme in Beamer recently. It includes navigational section titles at the top of the slide and when subsections are included, it adds circles below section titles. Each ...
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Beamer and Natbib

I'm making a beamer presentation and I'd like to use natbib because of its \citet and that it recognizes URLs. However, when I try to compile it, while doing the third PDFLaTeX pass, there appear this ...
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Stable vertical alignment of columns in Beamer

In Beamer, I often use a two-column slide layout, picture on the left and text on the right. Sometimes the same picture is used on multiple slides, with the text on the right changing. I use the ...
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Embedding videos and animations

I'm aware that it's possible to embed some kinds of videos and animations in LaTeX files (using the beamer or prosper classes) but I couldn't locate good documentation on this. My web searches ...
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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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\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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Changing the textwidth of the notes in Beamer (repost from SO)

I've asked this on SO and didn't get a good answer, so I'm reposting it here. I've been using the beamer class to create presentations in LaTeX and I love it. Recently I started using the \note ...
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Is there a nice way to compile a beamer presentation without the pauses?

Say I made a beamer presentation and I want to print it out. Is there a nice way to make beamer ignore the pauses so that I don't get lots of pages with duplicate information? Of course there are ...
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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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Meaningful error messages when using LaTeX instead of PDFLaTeX

When I have TikZ images or I include .png graphics, I need to use PDFLaTeX instead of plain vanilla LaTeX. (That is, I need to use PDFLaTeX all the time, rather than just when I want to produce the ...
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Is there a way to add a timer to a Beamer presentation?

I have seen presentations in Power Point which contain a timer. Can this be done in Beamer using a simple command, or maybe a package? If not a timer, is it possible to at least get a clock on your ...
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How to get rid of navigation symbols in beamer?

When creating presentations in beamer, those little symbols that you can click on and will take you to different parts of your presentation are automatically included on your slides. I don't like ...
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How do I get the right number of pauses after a list in beamer?

When I do an list (or list-type) in beamer with the automatic pausing between each item, then there seems to be something wrong with the pauses afterwards. If I put in a \pause afterwards then I get ...
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Animation in PDF presentations, without Adobe Reader?

I sometimes have to present on other people's equipment, such as machines running stripped down Linux distributions, presentation servers with a bare-bones PDF viewer running in a virtual machine, or ...
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Avoiding jumping frames in beamer

Sometimes I want an element on a frame to change in steps. I do this by \only<2>{ ... } \only<3>{ ... } etc. But this causes the frame to jump due to different sizes of the ...
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Why does my table of contents not appear in my beamer presentation? [closed]

I copied a beamer presentation and made new slides, but when I compile it the table of contents is missing. I tried copying and pasting the old presentation into mine and it is still missing the ...
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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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LaTeX beamer presentation-package 16:9 aspect ratio?

I'm programming a presentation in LaTeX using the beamer class. However, it defaults to 4:3 aspect ratio slides, while everything I use is 16:9. Is there an easy way to change this using a command or ...