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How to make “outline” frame in Beamer?

In a presentation, people show regularly a "outline" frame containing the table of contents where some sections are grey (have been presented) and others are highlighted (will be presented right now). ...
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Reduce pseudocode font size (not global)

In this example I would like to reduce the pseudocode font size, but only for this slide while keeping the others in the default font size. How can I do that?
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Beamer and pseudocode

I am preparing a presentation with beamer from a previous paper written in latex. I want to insert in a slide the pseudocode \begin{algorithm} \begin{algorithmic}[1] \FOR{$i=1$ to $N$} ...
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Add Footer Text to All Slides in Beamer

Is there a way to append footer text to the slides in beamer? I wanted to get rid of the default footer, but I want to add a bit of additional text. Right now I have: %gets rid of bottom navigation ...
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Beamer background image centered

I'm trying to use an image as a background for Beamer presentation according to this post. However, I do not want the image spanning the entire background. Thus, I'm doing something like: ...
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beamer with notes displayed while giving a presentation [closed]

What are people currently using to have notes available while giving a presentation? This post shows how to have a notes section for taking notes (audience oriented). I guess the presenter could ...
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How does beamer build the frame?

I've started to write my own theme for beamer. I'm bored of the default ones and I thought it might be a nice challenge to make something that looks good. The problem is that the beamer documentation ...
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Beamer block environment without title

Is it possible to create a customised beamer block environment that only has a body and not a title? For example, I wish to typeset the following quote within a coloured block so that it stands out ...
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How to separate columns with a line in beamer(poster)?

\setlength{\columnseprule}{0.4pt} with the multicol package does not work. The beamer guide does not discuss this case for their columns environment... To be clear this is what I want ###### | ...
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How to achieve links in a part ToC in a beamer presentation?

I red \tableofcontents from \part commands in Beamer, and it was very helpful. However, I wanted the part titles to be links pointing to the pages the part began. The example without this works just ...
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Tikz figure in Beamer shifting way to the right of the frame

I'm trying to include a tikz drawing into a Beamer slide. When I do it like this: \begin{frame} \frametitle{Overview} \input{smartservice-diagram.tex} \end{frame} the image is way too big. I ...
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How to avoid beamer counter incrementing

In Latex beamer, I've created a handout environment for slides that are for the produced handout only (ie. not to be shown on the viewer). It looks like this: \newenvironment{handout}[2][1]{ ...
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Skipping outline table of contents of some sections in beamer

I'm trying to make a table of contents for a beamer presentation, and I want to have the outline show up for every section except the first. Right now I'm using: \AtBeginSection[] { ...
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Change background color in metapost

I have a metapost diagram using colour that when displayed in normal latex (with a white background) works well. Now, I want to add the same diagram to a presentation done in Beamer (Warsaw theme) ...
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How to Continue Enumerate Across Columns in Beamer

I am trying to create two columns of a single enumerated list on a single frame in beamer. How do I go about getting the enumeration to continue from one column to the next?
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Can't extract embedded font

I use visio (on windows) to generate eps file and show it using latex (beamer) in slides. I compile latex to pdf on ubuntu and everything is fine. However, when the pdf slides are shown on windows or ...
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Automated overlay specification with \only and \enumerate

Sometimes, when a list of items is too long to fit on a slide, I do the following to achieve a somewhat better result (ignore commented lines for now): \documentclass[t,10pt]{beamer} ...
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How do I convert a beamer based LaTeX file to HTML?

I have a LaTeX beamer-based presentation that I would like to convert to HTML. How do I go about it? I've tried the typical LaTeX to HTML translators (eg. tth). But they do not handle beamer ...
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How to clearly demarcate frame/slide content when using article class for a beamer document?

When I use the article class with beamer, the slides are not clearly demarcated. Rather, the slides just blend in with the document as dot points, headings, and so on. This is fine when I actually ...
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How to link items in TOC using beamer

I am preparing a fairly straight forward presentation using beamer. My question is this--how do I link items in my table of contents to the appropriate section/subsection? I feel as if there is ...
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Is there a way to animate table columns in beamer?

I have a beamer presentation with a tabular environment. I want to expose the tabular environment column by column, on separate slides. I tried using \pause in the tabular header, or in the cells ...
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Behavior of starred section in beamer

In a LaTeX article, \section* behaves like this: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \section*{Not numbered} \thesection % --> 0 \section{Numbered} \thesection % --> 1 \end{document} ...
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How to center the titleframe in Hannover theme (beamer)?

I am using the Hannover theme in beamer and I am using the title frame as plain \documentclass{beamer} \mode<presentation> { \usetheme{Hannover}%{CambridgeUS}% ...
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Does enumitem conflict with beamer for lists?

I am using the enumitem package in a beamer presentation. When I added a usepackage directive for it, the bullets in front of itemize lists disappeared. I tried restoring them by using ...
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should I be torn between Keynote and beamer?

I have experience with both keynote and beamer (and as a matter of fact, powerpoint as well). I think they both have a very different set of features, which depending on how you look at them, can ...
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Splitting TOC into two columns on single frame in beamer

I am doing a presentation but my table of content is too long with short titles for a single slide. I was wondering if there was a way such that the table of contents appears on two columns. Related ...
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overfull vbox with beamercolorbox

In a latex-beamer document, I am using a custom headline template. It produces a headline only when in a section. Here is a stripped down version: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{times} % gets rid ...
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Multilingual beamer presentations from a single souce?

I have a beamer presentation of which I have two language versions (german and english), more languages are upcoming. I keep both versions in one source and select the one to typeset with the comment ...
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MinionPro and beamer: figure selection

MinionPro package options for figure selection don't appear to work under beamer. I'd like text figures in text mode (textosf) and lining figures in math mode (mathlf). In the example below, the ...
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In tikz \node's text, how to use \multiinclude to include several pictures?

This code tries to use \multiinclude from xmpmulti inside a tikz node text to include for example a series of files pic-0.pdf, pic-1.pdf,..., etc. and doesn't compile and throws out error listed ...
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How to not increment algorithm numbers when using \againframe in beamer

As is known, algorithms and equations in latex are automatically numbered. When using \againframe though, incrementing such number is undesired. How to avoid this? (I still want numbering, but it will ...
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How to remove a single section from the header of a beamer presentation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LaTeX Beamer: Frame outside sections? I am using Beamer with the Warsaw theme, and all sections show up in my headline. Is there an easy way to remove them? I have tried ...
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Converting beamer slides to animated images

As a follow up to Highlighting specific parts of a TikZ drawing, I'd like to know how to generate an animated image (gif) from a series of beamer slides. Martin Scharrer came up with this example: ...
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Beamer \color overlay with more than one color

By using \color<3-4>{blue}{text}, the text will be blue on slides 3 and 4, and black on other slides. Is it possible to make the text red on slide 1 at the same time?
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Preserving table width and header, when using tables across multiple frames in Beamer

When using the beamer class, how can I create a table which preservers the contents of the header and the width of the columns across multiple pages, without naming this width explicitly? longtable ...
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Could I use \columncolor with \only? (Beamer)

In Why can't I wrap \rowcolor in \only? (Beamer), there are solutions to how to use \rowcolor with \only in Beamer. Is there a way to use \columncolor in a similar way?
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\textbf{text} without increasing the length of the text

When using \textbf{text}, the length of text will be increased. Is there a way to make the text bold face without increasing its length? edit: Thanks to @Herbert and @Martin, here is a perfect ...
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Beamer framezoom image centered. [closed]

I'm using framezoom to show details from a big image, I wish the detail, zoomed portion, centered in a frame, how can I do this?. Thanks,
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How to make biblatex behave like apacite?

The title is probably too broad. The problem I face is that I am working on a beamer presentation, and because beamer conflicts with apacite, it has been suggested that biblatex be used instead. I ...
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Why can't I do this diagram?

I use this code in beamer: \[ \begin{tikzpicture}[>=angle 90] \matrix(a)[matrix of math nodes, row sep=2.5em, column sep=2.5em, text height=1.5ex, text depth=0.20ex, ampersand replacement=\&] ...
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Side-to-side figure and table in beamer problem

\begin{figure} %\centering \begin{minipage}[h]{0.58\textwidth} \centering \includegraphics[scale=0.4,trim=12mm 15mm 12mm 15mm]{fig1} \end{minipage} ...
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Tabs in a Beamer Presentation

I am putting together a beamer presentation with some programming code. However, the verbatim package by default places the code on the left most fringe of the slide. I want the slide to be a little ...
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Code indentation gets lost in Beamer

For any unknown reason I have to use verbatim instead of listings. Note: This issue also appear when using listings but Herbert's answer can fix it. Unfortunately, the trick Herbert used there ...
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Beamer-like description environment

Where can I find the definition of the description environment available in beamer? I'd like to replicate it for my own needs in an article-oriented document. I'm interested in its right-left ...
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Change font of Verbatim slide in Beamer

I have several slides in a beamer presentation where i'm presenting some programming code. However, the font ends up being too large and isn't fully featured on the slide. How can I change the font on ...
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Beamer infolines outer theme with miniframe bullets only for the current section

I am wondering whether we can use the subsection part of the beamer infolines outer theme headline (the right half) to show the miniframe bullets of the current section. Assuming the section has three ...
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Getting “dots” to show up in Beamer headers [duplicate]

I'm writing a presentation in Beamer using the Frankfurt theme. I like the dots that appear in the header denoting various slides (as in this sample), but I can't seem to get them to show up. ...
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How to get larger item symbols for some lists in a Beamer presentation?

I am writing a Beamer presentation that mixes normal-size font for some slides, and large-size font for other slides. When I use the itemize environment with a large font, the item symbol (a small ...
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A button that runs an external program from a Beamer PDF presentation

I want to add a "run demo" button to a Beamer presentation (PDF file) that will launch an external Java application. Can this be done somehow - Embed an "exec" command inside a PDF using ...
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Top alignment of itemize in columns of beamer

I do not know what is wrong but the top alignment of the itemize environments in the two columns are different. I could not find a reason for this. \documentclass[10pt,fleqn,t]{beamer} ...