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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 ...
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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, ...