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Global setting of spacing between items in itemize environment for beamer

I'd like to modify the spacing between items in the itemize environment. This post shows how to modify a specific itemize environment (\addtolength{\itemsep}{0.5\baselineskip}). However, I'd like to ...
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How to prevent space before a column environment in beamer?

I'm having the following block layout on one frame \subsection{Typen} \begin{frame} Zwei Arten von Typen \begin{block}{Wertetypen mit \texttt{rt::ValueType}} { ...
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Redefining figure* for Beamer

I have a single figure* graphic in a separate file (let's just call this x.tex). This file is shared across several latex documents and is inserted with input for each document. Unfortunately, when I ...
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Adding information to a Beamer title page

I'm working on putting together a Beamer presentation and had a question. \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \title{Screen Scraping with R} \subtitle{} \author{name} \date{June 20, 2011} ...
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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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How can I position an image in an arbitrary position in beamer?

I am making a presentation using beamer, and I want to be able to position a certain image the way I want in a frame. I am not sure how to do that. Is there some way you can specify coordinates in the ...
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Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other

I have to prepare my slides in latex. A quick search came up with different packages. Before start preparing, I need your experiences. I do not want to regret after learning one as I did, learning vim ...
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Equation numbering problems in AMSMath environments with \pause

I'm writing a beamer presentation, and trying (unsuccessfully) to use \pause to step through a numbered array of equations, with the equations appearing in turn, and the corresponding numbers ...
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How to have nested list overlays without wobble

I'm trying to use overlays to reveal successive bullet points in an itemize environment. Each item contains its own second-level itemize environment, which will also be revealed one item at a time. ...
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Using align in beamer with overlays

How can I get the align environment to play nicely with beamer overlays? As a simple example I would like \begin{align*} a = \frac{bc}{c} \end{align*} on the first overlay and then ...
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(Beamer) Numbering captions by section in beamer

I'm writing-up a lecture course in Latex with an essentially identical set of slides in beamer. I'd like to have the figure numbering in the beamer slides to match those of the lecture notes, for the ...
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How to create custom beamer template

I want to create a custom beamer template, for the slides to look something like this . How can I go about it? Thanks
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beamer doesn't work after upgrading to MiKTeX 2.9 – 20 error messages

After upgrading to MiKTeX 2.9 my beamer files stopped working. The code: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} Hello \end{frame} \end{document} Gives some 20 errors and two ...
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Item displayed twice in beamer itemize

In a beamer presentation I'm trying to display two different images during the same item in itemize. If I add a \pause between the items the images are not displayed. So, how should I display the ...
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Undefined Control Sequence \hyper@link error

Every time I compile my beamer presentation, I get a list of 83 errors all of the form: Undefined Control Sequence \hyper@link...d@pdflink {#1}{#2}#3\Hy@xspace@end \close@pdflink at each ...
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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 ...
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How to add an arrow and explanation to each term in an equation in beamer?

how to add an arrow and explanation to each term in an equation in beamer \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mathpazo} \usepackage{pstricks,pst-node} \begin{document} \psset{nodesep=3pt} ...
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Beamer outside notes word wrap problem [closed]

I am adding some notes to my slides. My notes are very long (about 3 lines in the slide), and when I use \note[enumerate]{\item ... } stuff, (it is note outside frame) the text in the note slide does ...
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My first beamerposter, portuguese language not working

I'm trying to make a poster based off the example in this site: http://www-i6.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~dreuw/latexbeamerposter.php and using the this theme ...
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Why are my images blurry in pdflatex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My pixel perfect picture gets blurry when compiled in LaTex I am currently creating a presentation using beamer. For this I am taking screenshots, and then I use Gimp to ...
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Automatic frame titles and subtitles

Is there a way to automatically use the section name as the frame title and the subsection name as the frame subtitle? I think this question is related, but when I tried to hack that solution to ...
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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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How to set up a quartered layout in beamer

Back in Powerpoint days, I encountered a typical quartered layout, which was just tiling the body of the slide horizontally and vertically into equally sized pieces with arbitrary content: ...
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Why does vfill not work inside a beamer column?

I recently tried to set up a quartered page layout in beamer (separate question might follow) and \vfill failed in a column environment. Minimal example: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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How can I add a section/subsection to the TOC but not the navigation bar?

I'm making a presentation using Beamer, and I would like for my subsection titles to appear in the table of contents, but not the navigation bar. I only know that \subsection*{title} does the ...
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Are there alternatives to Beamer for slides ?

I like Beamer and I use it but I wanted to check if there other classes for slides or presentation purposes to consider seriously when starting to write a presentation.
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“Single ampersand used with wrong catcode” error using tikz matrix in beamer

I am having trouble getting a basic example of a matrix of notes to show up in my beamer presentation. I am using the code copied from the pgf manual. Here is a complete working example. The error I ...
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beamer's \only command, equation counter increment does not get retained outside of \only

I've got a problem where I am using beamer's \only command, but within \only, the equation number incrementation doesn't survive. I.e., I'd like to do \only<1>{ \begin{align} equation 1 ...
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Nice custom beamer theme: how to do something like it?

So I found this totally awesome looking presentation that's made in LaTeX: pyprop.googlecode.com/files/disputas.pdf I love how there is custom header with university logo. I'd like to do something ...
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SAS output through verbatim in beamer

I've tough time to manage SAS output through verbatim in beamer. Could someone help in this regard. Thanks in advance.
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Page numbers in beamer are sometimes covered up — how to always display? [closed]

I'm displaying page numbers in a beamer document using this: % my ``own'' boadilla, i.e. without the infolines \usecolortheme{rose} \useinnertheme[shadow]{rounded} \usecolortheme{dolphin} ...
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Beamer - blank black frame

I'm making a presentation with LaTeX Beamer package. And I want to have a slide where the screen is all black so I can use other media. Is there a way to insert a black slide simply?
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Beamer - Modifying the headline

With beamer, I use the theme Montpellier, a sober theme giving basic navigational hints. \usetheme{Montpellier} \useinnertheme{default} \useoutertheme{default} ...
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Put variable text at a fixed location on every beamer slide.

Is there an option that I can use within \begin{frame}... \end{frame} so that the enclosed text always appears at same location on different beamer slides? Ideally, I want something like this: ...
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LaTeX beamer package and growing figures

I'm using beamer package in LaTeX to build my slides. I saw in some final examples in LaTeX (I mean, I saw the PDF format and not the tex format), that contains an image that is being build along ...
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beamer: change individual bullet color in itemize list

Is there a "nice" way to change the color of individual bullet points? For example imagine a list like this: \begin{itemize} \item A \begin{itemize} \item pro 1 \item con 1 \item pro ...
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How to modify columns/column environments so they resize automatically to the largest column ?

This question was originally a duplicate of How can I add vertical space to a beamercolorbox to make it align with another one?. The response to that question was to add a vertical space according to ...
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How to cross-reference to sections in beamer

For my lecture slides in beamer I would like to establish a section-framenumber numbering scheme. For this purpose I reset frame counter in \AtBeginSection and redefine the \insertframenumber command ...
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Changing elements of arrays in Beamer without shifting the unchanging elements.

An array is to be displayed in a Beamer presentation with some elements constant across all slides in the frame. Other array elements, however, must change with the overlay in the frame and are of ...
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Sweave, Beamer and ggplot2

There's literally nothing on the internet showing how these work in conjunction with one another. I would really appreciate even the simplest example of a Rnw document that you would run with Sweave() ...
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Preparing a beamer poster: how to create a border box?

I am preparing a poster with LaTeX using beamerposter, following the examples of the beamerposter site. In these examples, the title is themed with a background color. I would like to have the title ...
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Using tilde `~` in csname in Beamer

In beamer, I would like to be able to use the tilde character ~ in the name of a command sequence. I tried with adjusting catcodes. While this was successful with the standard article class, it failed ...
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Beamer \pause with TikZ

Is there a way to introduce parts of a tikzpicture with \pause or similar in Beamer without resorting to incrementally redrawing the tikzpicture over multiple frames? Intercalating TikZ draw commands ...
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What are the correct arguments for overlayarea?

When I compile the following code, pdflatex takes up 100% of one of my CPU and doesn't stop. I'm probably passing wrong arguments to overlayarea, since I have no idea what they should do (the ...
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Beamer alt command like visible instead of like only

The beamer command \alt<*overlay specification*>{foo}{bar} will insert foo if the current slide is within the given overlay specification, and bar otherwise. It's equivalent to ...
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How to redefine the \emph command in Beamer?

I am using the Beamer class and would like to redefine \emph to use \bfseries instead of \itshape. I have tried the following command: \renewcommand<>{\emph}[1]{{\only#2{\bfseries}#1}} but I ...
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Non-repository management of TeXLive packages on Ubuntu

I am looking to update my version of beamer to 3.10 (which supports nonstandard slide aspect ratios), however the Ubuntu main repository only has version 3.07. I was not able to locate tlmgr. Is there ...
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Persistent random steps decorations during beamer \uncover

I'm using a random steps decoration with a path that appears through several uncover transitions. Currently the decoration is redrawn in each instance of the slide. How can I change this behavior. ...
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Breaking table of contents between frames in beamer

I've got a rather long table of contents for my presentation in beamer, and it doesn't fit on one frame. I know I can provide a table of contents per section, or to manually break it between sections ...
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How to change the color of \href links… for real

I would like web links generated by the \href command to be colored in my Beamer presentation. Passing the colorlinks option to hyperref leads to navigation links within the PDF receiving (default, ...