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Recommended way to control layout within a beamer block?

I've used LaTeX a fair amount to write papers, but I'm just getting into beamer (or more specifically, beamerposter). In some of my poster's blocks, I want to achieve the effect of down one side of ...
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beamer presentation for mathematicians [closed]

I am using the following code for my presentation: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \mode<beamer>{% \usetheme[hideothersubsections, right,width=22mm]{Goettingen} } \title{Math} \author[Mister X]{X}...
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Why is it that coloring in soul in beamer is not visible

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{soul,color} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \hl{Hello World} \end{frame} \end{document} I process this with pdflatex and I do not see the expected highlight. ...
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epsdice does not respect beamer overlay with \setbeamercovered{dynamic}

I am trying to use the package epsdice in a beamer presentation. This package provides the command \epsdice which takes a numerical argument between 1 and 6 and draws the corresponding face of a die. ...
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Setting math fonts in Beamer

Is it possible to only change the math font in Beamer with XeLaTeX? The only partial solution I've been about to find is to create a new command: \renewcommand\mathfamilydefault{\rmdefault} The ...
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Spacing in beamer seems to change when \pause is added

beamer seems to sometimes add vertical space when I add \pause commands; an example is below. Is there some way to avoid that? \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} Without pause: ...
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Remove top and bottom margins around listings

When using the lstlisting environment, or similar ones from the listings package, there are paragraph-like margins above and below the actual text. This makes sense in a paper, but gets in the way if ...
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Naming coordinates in a foreach loop

I have the following problem: I am using beamer together with tikz, and I want to use some random points in a drawing which is shown over a couple of slides. If I use the normal random method, the ...
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Locking the color (z) scale for multiple scatter plots

I am trying to show multiple scatter plots on one frame using Beamer's overlays and the \only command; see previous stackexchange question and answer. I wish to show the third (z) axis using a color ...
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TikZ picture on the entire frame in beamer without using overlays

I have a beamer presentation with several TikZ diagrams that spread across the entire frame, i.e., use the full screen size. I am using the overlay option to make sure the picture captures the entire ...
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Email field in beamer class?

I am new to the beamer class and I am struggling to include my email info in a presentation. I tried \email but there is no such field. I tried the below but the theme over-rode the \small making the ...
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How can you change what \frame{\sectionpage} does in beamer?

I am using beamer to make a presentation. I would like to have a page after I start a new section with only the section title on it. When I use the command \frame{\sectionpage} I end up getting a ...
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Why should I use LaTeX for presentations?

I've read that LaTeX can be used also for presentations, using specific packages to make slides in PDF. But I'm wondering: since LaTeX is a typographic language made to separate content from style, ...
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Beamer long frame items not presented

I am using beamer and have a frame too long to fit in a single frame, so I use the option \begin{frame}[allowframebreaks] Because I want my list items to be exposed gradually, I am using \...
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How to jump to the first slide of the previous frame when pressing page up in presentation? [closed]

I have a beamer presentation with frames A, B, and C. Frame B has several slies (made with overlays) that are shown in a timed sequence finishing at at frame C. Then, at frame C, I'd like to press ...
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In Beamer, gray out \tableofcontents items already shown on previous frames

I've got a motivation slide preceding my table of contents slide. So when I show the audience the structure of the remainder of my talk I'd like the \tableofcontents to show the motivation slide in ...
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Sub-enumeration with the same font size in beamer

I have a beamer slide with a several recursive sub-enumerations, e.g.: \begin{enumerate} \item Do A \begin{enumerate} \item Have B \item Load C \item Backup D \begin{enumerate}...
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Drop shadow for text in PGF/Beamer

I want to really put an emphasis on some central piece of text I'm using in a Beamer slide. I'm using tikz and overlay to put it, enlarged, on the center of the page, using the following code: \...
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Output Beamer notes to a separate PDF file?

Is there a simple way to have Beamer output the presentation notes to a separate PDF file whenever compiling the presentation? I know one way is to create two master files, one for the presentation ...
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How can I set a time between slides to create an automatic slideshow with beamer?

I switched from PowerPoint to Beamer. I developed my presentation in Beamer and would like to create a slide show that will play my file automatically. Is there a way to set a time between slide as ...
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Create a list of beamer slides

How can I create a list of all beamer slides (by their frame-title) like the table of contents in a regular latex document? I just need it as a bird's eye view of my presentation, thus it must not be ...
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Change itemize symbol in a Beamer note

I'd like to change the symbols used for itemize lists inside beamer notes. Setting for example \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[triangle] affects only my itemize lists outside of notes (besides the ...
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movie15.sty \includemovie beamer: show the movie at the same time as an item in an item list

Please someone help. I spent 2 days on this problem: I am trying to show the movie at the same time as an item in an item list. How can I show the movie with the first item? If I had an image instead ...
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Beamer poster theorem style without boxes

I'm making a poster using beamer and when I use \begin{theorem} and \begin{proof} it makes the theorems and proofs in a box just like a block title would be. I understand this is the default setting ...
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Is there a way to uncover arrows in an xymatrix?

Is there a way to uncover arrows in an xymatrix? Usually when I have problems with \uncover I use multiple frames, but I would like to be able to do this on a single frame. Here is a sample: I would ...
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Beamer: Oxygen theme with logo in header

I want to put my college emblem in the oxygen header. Please tell me how I can edit the oxygen header image to insert the logo?
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Changing standard output presentation page size into A4 size?

I am working on some project and presentations in LaTeX using the beamer package. I am just a beginner in this so I really need your help. My problem is that the default presentation page size is ...
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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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Increasing the height of footline in a beamer slide

I am using the following to customise my footline, but it does not seem to change the height of the footline. What am I missing \setbeamertemplate{footline} { \leavevmode% \makebox[\paperwidth] {\...
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Layout Problems due to Using the Libertine Font in Beamer

Using Linux Biolinum as the sans font in beamer leads to layout problems for several themes. This seems to be related to a bug in the font, since it does not provide the right x-value, see here. I am ...
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Beamer: Arrowing forward with “split frames” and backwards with non-split frames. Is it possible?

I faced an annoying situation using the beamer class. The situation: During a presentation it is helpful to use "split" frames (produced by commands like \pause etc.). But when there is a discussion ...
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Adding background color to title slide in beamer

How can I add a solid background color only to the title slide in beamer? This is what I am doing after \begin{document} \setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=blue} \begin{frame} Hello \end{frame} \...
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Arrows between a list and a picture in beamer

How can I draw arrows between an item in an itemize environment and spots on a picture using tikz? MWE: \documentclass{beamer} %\usepackage{beamerthemeshadow} \setbeamercovered{transparent} \begin{...
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Referencing items while using uncover

I am writing a presentation (using beamer) for a seminar and I just faced a problem I can't handle. On one slide, I have a big equation and then use an uncover-list to explain all the elements in ...
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mdframed theorems within beamerarticle script

I need to use framed theorem environments the way they are made in Make an Example and shaded box like in the book. The realization with \usepackage[framemethod=TikZ]{mdframed} is working fine. But ...
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beamer: More elegant way to uncover list items starting on the second slide?

Using LaTeX and beamer, I'm using the shorthanded notation <+-> and its variants (e.g. <+-| alert@+>, etc.) to have list items uncovered so that I do not have to manually enter a specific ...
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Simple speech bubbles, arrows or balloon like shapes in beamer

I have to highlight the grammatical categories in a sentence like this: There is a beautiful flower in the garden. Now, by either using balloons or arrows, I have to highlight which word belongs to ...
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creating beamer themes with options

Is it possible to create beamer themes that take options? I have three themes that are essentially the same yet each beamertheme<name>.sty overrides certain aspects of the inner, outer and ...
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beamer shrink note pages

Beamers shrink is evil, but I want to use it on my notes-pages. (As a reminder: shrink automatically reduces the font-size so that all text fits on a slide). I use \note as a separate command after ...
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Typeset Theorems in Upright Fonts for Beamer

I want to typeset my theorems within my presentation in upright fonts. The only way I know is by doing this: \begin{theorem} \textup{Upright Theorem} \end{theorem} When I use article document class,...
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How to change subsection title within a frame through overlay in beamer?

On a given beamer slide with three bullet points that are uncovered sequentially, I want the subsection title to alternate with every new bullet that shows up. \uncover<1>{\subsection{...
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How to rename theorem (or lemma) in Beamer to another language?

I'm Malay user. I want to rename the theorem tag in Beamer. Does anyone know how to do it? When the document class is article or book, I can simply modify the preamble as follows: \newtheorem{theorem}...
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Resize/Scale equation in Beamer

I have a slide in my beamer presentation that looks like: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} \column{0.6\textwidth} \includegraphics[width=...
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Add text to absolute position in every slide automatically IN ADDITION to theme footer

I know this sounds like a repeat question, but I'm pretty sure it's not. I am trying to add text to an absolute position in every slide of the presentation, in addition to to content already provided ...
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“missing item” in article mode using automatic uncover [beamer]

I tried to use the automatic uncover option (beamer user guide, section 23.1) as follows: % file test.tex \begin{document} This is a test. \begin{frame} \begin{itemize}[<+->] \item First \...
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\includeonlyframes and pdftitle

When I use beamer with \includeonlyframes{someframe}, the resulting PDF has the same pdftitle as the overall document. Is there any way to set the pdftitle to the title of the someframe, the only ...
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Automated placement of text and graphics within presentations

The beamer package creates very professional presentations. Are there any additional packages which can be used with beamer which allows users to focus on content, while leaving TeX to decide where to ...
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beamer: Create own headline theme

I'd like to create a custom LaTeX beamer theme like the one in the snapshot below which I took from a presentation whose source code I do not have. Nevertheless, I'd like to reproduce these results on ...
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loop video clip in beamer

I am creating a presentation using beamer and would like to have my embedded video clip automatically play on a loop. I can get the video to appear and play in the pdf; however, it does not loop. I ...
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Including Large Tables in a beamer Frame

What is the best way of including large tables in a beamer presentation?