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File size savings

This is a question just out of curiosity; I hope someone familiar with the "under-the-hood" parts of TeXLive can answer my question. I have a LaTeX source file for a presentation using Beamer, which ...
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Size of Sweave Output

I am very new to LaTeX and Sweave, and I am just playing around with getting some output. That said, the "output" I am getting is very large in size (physcially on the page). For example, one output ...
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Positioning content at the top of a beamer slide (by default)

When I create beamer frame, the content is centred in the slide. How do I make the content move to the top of the slide by default?
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Page size too small when using beamer class

When I use the beamer class, the resulted pdf document has very small pages: What can I do in order to create A4 sized slides? The beginning of the latex document is: ...
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How can I add vertical space to a beamercolorbox to make it align with another one?

I'm doing beamer slides in the 16:9 aspect ratio, so I want to use a more horizontal flow than I was when I had 4:3 slides. For example, I'd like to place a theorem and its proof side-to-side rather ...
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How do I use the “enumerate mini template” of the beamer class?

I'm working on a document and tried to change the way enumeration items look with the line \setbeamertemplate{enumerate mini template}{i)} found in the documentation BeamerUserGuide on page 114. ...
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Changing style of alert environment in beamer

I would like to specify a background color in the alert environment. I can, for example, use \setbeamercolor{alerted text}{fg=blue} to change the colour of the alterted text to blue, but this ...
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How to insert page numbers on some frames produced by Beamer?

I wonder how to insert the page numbers (say) on the top left-corner of the frames of my presentation file (excluding the first frame -namely the Title Frame- and the last one, namely the Thank-You ...
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Mastheads/banners in Beamer

After a long search on the internet, I can't seem to find a solution to the following problem: I need to created a beamer presentation. The organization that is funding me wants me to have their ...
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Beamer text and image on the same slide

I am new to beamer and LaTex itself. Right now I want to make a simple slide with image on the right and text and sidebar (of Hannover theme) on the left. I cannot figure out how to do that. Any ...
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How should I convert my beamer slides to PowerPoint according to these odd specifications?

I am working with a program at my university that will videorecord my lectures, take my slides, and bundle them together into a movie to be put on the web, iTunesU, etc. They have asked me to produce ...
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beamer slide number with footer

I am using the warsaw theme and I need to have the footer with frame number the header of the code is: \mode<presentation> { \usetheme{Warsaw} \usecolortheme{crane} ...
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Beamer Column Order

I am using beamer and I have created two columns using \begin{columns} \column{.5\textwidth} Column Number 1 \column{.5\textwidth} Column Number 2 \end{columns} And I'd like to control the ...
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How to define a new environment with a fancy box (tikz) around sample source-code (listings)?

This is what I want to do: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile]{Frame 1} Some \structure{Python} code here: % I want to define a new "pythoncode" environment, so ...
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Beamer XeTeX Right to Left

I am preparing Farsi slides in beamer which is a right to left language just like Hebrew. I have problems in the presentation which I briefly discuss: The TOC is left to right: The itemize can be ...
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Beamer vs. TikZ: uncover nodes step-by-step

I'm trying to uncover a TikZ image piece-by-piece like so: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Linearity} \begin{center} ...
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Strange unrecognized control sequence error with beamer.

I was trying to include bibliography in my presentation. But when I try to include bibliography I get this error: ! Undefined control sequence. \beamer@sort #1#2->\long \def \beamer@todo ...
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Is there a way to add a field to the title page in beamer?

I have to add a \supervisor field to the title page of my presentation. Is there a way to do that in beamer? I tried adding the supervisor information to the \author field, but the content of the ...
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Add a textbox overtop an image in a beamer slide

I have a slide with a figure in it. I want show a vertically and horizontally centered (relative to the image if possible) text box overtop of it as an overlay which will contain a few lines of text. ...
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In a beamer slide highlight a region of an image with a rectangle overlay

I have a slide with a figure in it. I want to draw a rounded corner rectangle overtop part of a figure to highlight that section. Bonus points if you can draw two rounded rectangles as overlays ...
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Colors that work well with beamer color scheme albatross

Is there a color scheme made using \definecolor that defines colors that work well with the beamer color scheme albatross?
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In beamer use colors that are already defined in a given color scheme

I'm using a table with alternating colors in beamer. Is there a way to base the colors I use on the palette that is already defined? In this way if I switch color themes the colors should still go ...
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beamerarticle not defining \inserttitle and co

I'm trying to make some notes for my beamer slides, using the article class and beamerarticle. However, some of the commands I use in my slides --- specifically, the ones that insert previously set ...
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Use xcolor for colored tables in a beamer slide

How can I use a table with alternately colored rows like this in a beamer slide? There seems to be a conflict with beamer and xcolor. I am using LyX too, bonus marks for something that works well in ...
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How to make overlay still work inside lstlisting environment?

Problem I want to explain C# programming language step by step using overlay in beamer.cls. But it does NOT works as shown in the following figure. How to solve this problem? Code Snippet ...
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How to change partitioned frame title number from Roman to Arabic?

Problem When allowframebreaks is turned on, long data will be divided into several slides. Each slide in this partition has the same title ending with a unique number in Roman. How to change this ...
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How to prevent beamer from removing the tab alignment of lstlisting?

I want to show my C# code snippet on the presentation slides using beamer. Because the code is long, I set the frame to be breakable using the frame option allowframebreaks. The code now can be shown ...
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Using Beamer to step through an algorithm written in pseudocode.

I am trying to create a beamer presentation in which I would step through an algorithm, highlighting the current line in the algorithm on each slide. I know it is possible to do with the semiverbatim ...
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Is it possible to force beamer to automatically create frames for the excessive data (in long table)?

I have a long table and all are important for sure. It will be tedious if I do trial and error adjustment for the excessive rows. Shortly speaking, how to force beamer to automatically create frames ...
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How do I use Delicious font in my beamer presentation

I want to use Delicious font in my beamer presentation. How should I install this font and/or use it in my presentation. I am running ubuntu 10.04 and have installed the font. I am wondering how do I ...
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How to prevent Beamer from changing the normal text color when I change the footnote color?

When I change the footnote color in Beamer using \setbeamercolor{footnote}{fg=blue}, I end up also inadvertently changing the normal text color on all other slides. To make things even stranger, the ...
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Line spacing with mixed font sizes in itemize environment

I'd like to mix in footnote-sized text with normal-sized text in beamer. The problem is that when I use \footnotesize the line spacing still corresponds to \normalsize spacing. Here's a minimal sample ...
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slide numbering in Beamer class (Warsaw theme)

I'm using the beamer class and Warsaw theme. Is there any way to have slide numbering at the bottom of the page and on the left (as 2/10) in this theme? Here is my code: \documentclass{beamer}‎ ...
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Change the background color of a frame in Beamer

How can I change the background color of one frame in my Beamer document? I tried doing \begin{frame} \setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=violet} % frame contents here \end{frame} but it ...
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Changing color and bullets in Beamer's table of contents

Does anyone know how to change the color scheme and/or bullets used in Beamer's table of contents (without changing the overall structure color or theme)? Unfortunately, the following doesn't work: ...
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How to insert a background image in a beamer frame?

Apologies in advance if my question is very basic. I am still learning my beamer skills, so please bear with me. I want to insert a background image in a beamer frame and use this "frame" as a beamer ...
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Are there any repositories of “killer slides” for Beamer?

I used to work as a consultant and have been spoiled with nice looking slides. For instance, being able to create slides that have 2, 3, or 4 graphs (perfectly positioned and with nice headers!) at ...
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LaTeX Presentation Cubic transition effect

I have seen some presentations that use a kind of cubic effect when moving between pages. For instance, suppose you have a cube and every page is a side of the cube, then when moving from page one to ...
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beamer: How to change border size of beamercolorbox?

Is it possible to style a border of a "beamercolorbox"? Like in the theme Szeged, but with ONE thin line above the footer instead of the two thick lines.
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margins in beamer columns

I have some trouble with margins in multi-column layout beamer slides. If put the following snippet in a non-rounded theme like "Rochester", you will see that the boxes of the first row have ...
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LaTeX beamer fixed vertical alignment

I am building a presentation in Beamer. The presentation contains a slide where an image should be displayed on the top of the frame. Underneath some text should be displayed containing information ...
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Run macro before each slide in beamer

Following on from this question, is there an easy way to call a macro before each slide? So that question answers how to get at each frame, but I want finer control... I want a macro that sets a ...
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Beamer error when using '\usepackage{beamerthemeshadow}'

I'm testing some examples with Beamer, and when I run this example, I have this error message. > \ProvidesPackageRCS=macro: ->\def \pgfrcs@marshal {\ProvidesPackage {\pgf@rcsfile ...
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Run a macro before the start of each frame/slide?

I have a macro that I want to run just before every new beamer frame. I could just a define myframe environment that runs the macro then starts a standard frame, but I'd rather do it differently if I ...
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A letter in the same space as another

I have, in different overlying slides in a Beamer presentation, the letter y, in equation mode, being changed by \alert{z}. To create the overly I am using \only<1>{} and \only<2>{}, so ...
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LaTeX beamer: Code listings in notes

How can I add a code listing to a beamer note slide? I tried the following which doesn't work: \note{{\tiny{This is a note \begin{lstlisting} foo bar \end{lstlisting}}} Any ...
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Making Verbatim and Beamer play nice

I'm writing a beamer presentation on basic math type-setting in latex and I've been trying to use verbatim to display how math equations are typed. Using fragile this works, but I still get several ...
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Is there a way to put two pspicture's side by side?

I am making slides using Beamer, and I am trying to have to \pspictures side by side. However, no matter what I do they end up one under the other, even if I use minipage. What is the right way to ...
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slidestop for a single slide in beamer

Is it possible to align text at the top of the slide for only a single slide? Alternatively is there a simple way to absolute align anything in a beamer slide.
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Is it bug or feature? I cannot use makeidx in beamer.

I attempted to use makeidx.sty in my beamer project. The first two compilation using latex, the input file can be processed successfully. Then I execute makeindex, it also run without error. But ...