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Remove strange line from KDE beamer template.

I'm doing a presentation using the kde beamer template, it's a really cool template. However there is a bug (?) that is killing me. There is two strange lines that is between the logo. Does any one ...
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Absolute positioning in beamer

It's easy to absolute position something using remember picture with TikZ, but it only works with pdfLaTeX. I can get something working by using negative vskip and hskips (trial and error), but that ...
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Adding color to the footnote mark in Beamer

I'd like to change the color of a footnote, both the text and the mark in a presentation I'm preparing using beamer. The example I give below works in article but not in beamer...any ideas why not? ...
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How to make beamer overlays with Tikz node

I have a diagram of 4 nodes in my beamer slide. \begin{figure}[h] \begin{centering} \begin{tikzpicture}[system/.style={draw,rectangle,rounded corners=3,minimum width=2cm,text width=1.8cm,text ...
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how do I set the space between paragraphs with beamer?

I am trying to set the space between paragraphs in beamer (in a block environment). I tried using \setlength{\parskip}{8pt plus 1pt minus 1pt} in the beginning of the document, with varying numbers ...
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Customize Beamer navigational bar

The horizontal navigational bar of this beamer presentation \documentclass[utf8,compress]{beamer} \usetheme{Singapore} \setbeamertemplate{mini frames}{} \begin{document} \section{1} \subsection{a} ...
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Auto-populate the frame titles from subsection titles

Is there a way to make \frametitle automatically take the \subsection heading? Or maybe equivalently, is there a way to make the section\subsection titles in the header larger? I am afraid the ...
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Using `easybmat` and `beamer` together

I've written an article using the easybmat package and now it is time to create the beamer slides....however, as you can see here, in order to load both the easybmat and tikz (or pgf?) one needs to ...
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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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How to use the exact same file for handout and presentation modes in beamer

I want to use the exact same file for my beamer presentation and handout. I do not like the need to comment out lines in order to create the handout or presentation (my current solution), nor do I ...
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beamer blocks disposal in circle

I am happy with my beamer slides and I think blocks are nice to separate ideas... But I've seen some Cisco presentations (most probably powerpoint) with like an image in the middle and then multiple ...
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beamer: footnote text collides with navigation symbols

Footnotes in presentations are "usually not a good idea" (beamer manual, p. 130). Suppose, however, I have a valid reason to use the \footnote command in a beamer document (e.g., for printing a full ...
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Place bibliography items at bottom of frame

Is there an easy way to add bibliography items to the bottom of a frame where they are referenced? I am using Beamer and Biblatex.
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Where to find custom beamer themes

I don't like default beamer themes very much. Where could I find some custom beamer themes?
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It's possible to remove the internal shading from a beamer rounded box?

I'm trying to modify a Beamer template in order to have at the same time: 1) rounded boxes 2) shadows around the box 3) a defined line (without shading) between block title and block body (as in ...
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Beamer: \againframe inside other frame

I'd like to repeat a certain state of a frame in beamer. Say like this: \frame[label=A]{ \begin{itemize} \item<1> foo \item<2> bar \end{itemize} } \frame{ ...
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How do I insert text into the footline of a specific slide in Beamer?

I'm trying to insert references into a beamer footline. These references are different for each slide, so I cannot include them in the footline template - unless there is then some way to later define ...
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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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How to get correct dimensions for a ggplot2 plot in beamer

I have a beamer presentation made with Sweave that I'm preparing and was wanting to place some ggplot2 graphs in but the aspect ratio does not seem to come out correct. This is what is in my Rnw ...
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How to open a temporary comics-like balloon in a beamer slide?

I would like to open a temporary comics-like balloons to explain a specific word in a beamer slide. Somebody has suggestions?
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Beamer slides look blurry at lower resolutions

I prepare slides using Beamer and PDFLaTeX. The command I use to run PDFLaTeX is the default AUCTeX command: pdflatex -interaction=nonstopmode "\input" <INPUT_FILE> The slides look fine on ...
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LaTeX strange new environment definition

I'm creating a Beamer presentation and I wanted to change margin size for single slides. I've found a solution on some old mailing list, adapted it a little and it works perfectly, but I have no idea ...
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Frame number right of presentation controls

I currently use \setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number] to get frame numbers on my slides produced by the LaTeX beamer class. But the presentation controls are above them and not on the left and ...
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What is the default font in latex beamer?

What is the default font in LaTeX beamer. I want to use it in an ooffice master layout.
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\tableofcontents from \part commands in Beamer

I am not able to generate the table of contents made of all the parts (declared by \part command) of my Beamer presentation. While sections of each part are listed easily, there is no hint in the ...
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Multiple colour themes in one beamer presentation

I'm preparing a single seminar talk on three more-or-less unrelated results. In order to visually separate these results, I wanted to give each one a different (custom) colour theme for the ...
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Impressive overview page and beamer handout mode

I've been playing with Impressive. It allows you to do all sorts of funky eye-candy things. The overview page feature is useful, but it's awkward if you have many slides to one frame. The overview ...
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\vspace in beamer

I'm trying to produce some padding around a table in a beamer slide. I've tried using \vspace{10mm} but that doesn't seem to produce anything. Other vertical spacing commands such as \bigskip don't ...
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Spread bullet points across block in slide using beamer

I'm using beamer to create some slides for a presentation. I've got a block containing a bulleted list. The list only has three items, and all three items are bunched up in a small block at the top of ...
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how to colorize syntax using R + Sweave?

I'm writing a LaTeX document using Sweave (a Beamer presentation, really), which weaves R code and LaTeX. Is there a way to make my chunks of code and its output highlighted? I could use listings ...
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shrinking tables for presentations

What is the most convenient way to shrink a table to fit in a beamer slide?
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Customizing itemize in beamer?

I have the following in the preamble : \setbeamercolor{enumerate item}{fg=red} \setbeamercolor{itemize item}{fg=red} \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[triangle] ...
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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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Printing beamer slides?

I want to print handouts of a Beamer presentation. I am using psnup to a create a copy with multiple slides per pages. I notice that there is a lot of empty space on the top of each slide and the ...
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Subfigures in beamer documents

I'm using beamer package to produce slides. I put many figures on a slide by using the subfigure package. The problem is that for captions, the subfigure are labeled "a", "b".. "m", "n" and so on, for ...
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Is Beamer safe to upgrade?

I overhead this on a mailing list a month ago. I gave up using beamer since the new maintainers have broken a lot of things in beamer Now TeXLive 2010 is out and I'd like to upgrade. But I'm ...
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Beamer - undefined control sequence

I have been using beamer for some time now with TexnicCenter. Recently I updated operating system to Windows 7, TexnicCenter and also MikTeX (I try to run the code with both MikTex 2.8 and MikTeX ...
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How to make to replicate this presentation and syntax highlighting using Beamer/Sweave?

Recently one of the R gurus, Romain Francois, shared his presentation on object oriented designs in R. I am wondering about following things: Was this presentation made using Beamer? Even if the ...
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Disabling included pictures in Beamer

I am preparing a huge document with tons of pictures and Tikz drawings (based on Beamer package). Is there a command for NOT including all the pictures inserted by \includegraphics? This might speed ...
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Beamer: Emphasize a part of a slide

I am using Beamer to create presentations. I know that it is possible to use environments like Theorem, Definition and so on: \begin{Teorem} Great theorem \end{Theorem} It appears in the box of ...
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Bad positioning of math accents for the beamer standard font

With a recent TeX distribution, the easy answer to this question is "load the sansmathaccent package" (which is Ariel's implementation of my answer). Actually, the corrected font should be loaded ...
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What are a good set of macros for writing beamer presentations?

I previously asked about tricks for reducing typing when writing beamer presentations. I thought it might be useful to write a few macros for common commands. E.g., something like this: ...
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How display LaTeX code in LaTeX document?

I'm making Beamer presentation. How I can display LaTeX code inside presentation?
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LaTeX Beamer: How to get distinct page numbers when using overlays?

The question When I create slides for presentations in LaTeX with the Beamer class, I like to use constructions with overprint like this: \begin{frame} \begin{block}{} \begin{itemize} ...
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Image on full slide in beamer package

I would like to make a slide of only one image without any borders or any other beamer specific element. I tried : \begin{frame}[plain] ...
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How to get rid of vertical space above title from slide 2

Using this minimal example I get a vertical space above the title bar on slide 2. This seems to be an unfortunate interaction with CVS versions of pgf/TikZ (I am using the build from 28 September ...
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Two images aligned to the center of the page

I need to add two logos on the first slide. The problem is that these logos have very different dimensions. So I have decided to align to the centre of the page. The slide should look like this: | ...
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BibTeX and beamer

I'm working on a presentation that will be given to a very small group of people (3-5 people) that has a lot of citations (100-200), any one of which could be interesting to the audience at a given ...
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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 ...