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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} ...
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slide dependent subitemize in beamer

I'm not sure if I do it well but I have what follows: \documentclass[10pt,fleqn,t]{beamer} \begin{document} \frame[t]{ \begin{block}{Title} \begin{itemize} \item text 1 ...
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How to use beamer colors in beamerarticle?

I would like to use beamer defined colors into beamerarticle's version of my document. This way I can change beamer theme (or color theme) and colors change according it. Here you have a MWE. A frame ...
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Problem with beamer and tikz

For some reason this code doesn't work and I don't know why: \documentclass[pdf]{beamer} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{arrows} ...
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Beamer bibliography color

I'm using the Boadilla theme with Beaver colortheme. All the colored stuff are in dark red as they should be, except for the bibliography item: they still use the structure color that is the ...
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Linespacing only for main text body

In a LaTeX beamer document, is there a way to change line spacing only for the main text body - i.e. for everything between \begin{frame} and \end{frame}? In particular if using \linespread and its ...
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Problem converting images for beamer presentation

I've got many troubles with raster images and beamer class: convert *.png to eps, cslatex => dvips => ps2pdf, images look like compressed by jpg algorithm :/ convert *.png -> eps -> pdf (epstopdf) ...
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Fix position of picture over different slides

I have a few very simple beamer slides, which are built up this way: A short introducory text A picture, which is almost the same in all slides Unfortunately, the introducory text is ...
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Beamer “box” too big when I add more subsubsections

I am preparint a presentation in beamer using the theme "beamerthemeshadow". In all slides, next to the superior border, a list appears always with section and subsection name, highlighted depending ...
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beamer headline [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to tell if the current section is defined in Beamer? I am creating a document with latex beamer with a document structure like this: \section{First section} ...
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Beamer - transition effect

I am looking for a particular transition effect when moving between slides. I would like to have the impression that two slides are superimposed and that the first moves smoothly to the right to ...
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Shorten title on each beamer slide

In a beamer presentation the title is long but ok for the first slide. The problem is that when the title appears below on each slide it is very long and I would like to use here some sort of running ...
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Highlight in beamer in the table of contents the line corresponding to the forthcoming section

I am preparing a presentation with beamer. Before each new section I show the table of contents. I wonder how can I somehow highlight the line of the table of contents with corresponds to the new ...
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How to customize \titlepage in beamer?

I'm trying build my own theme to use for work-related presentations in beamer. I'm not so familiar with how to write the themes, I'm customizing a title page manually at the moment. What I want to ...
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How to define a macro with parameters inside a beamer frame

To ease the typesetting of nontrivial beamer frames I often employ local helper macros. This is not too easy in beamer, as defining a macro with parameters (e.g., \def\myfmt#1{\emph{#1}}) between ...
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Footnote in block statement

I have a presentation to make, and in this I present a quote in a block, like this: \begin{block}{Quote headline} Some truly great words some man made before me. \end{block}\footnote{And this is ...
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Beamer presentation with page containing Latex output

Latex newbie here. Let's say I create a page with some Latex code, and I want to have the following beamer slide contain the output of that code. how can I do that? \begin{frame}[fragile]{How does ...
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Change beamer theme mid document

Is it possible to change beamer theme mid document or do you have to make two pdfs and stick them together?
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How to make beamer's alert work in \multiinclude[<alert@+| +->]?

Beamer user guide says at p140: Example: For a more interesting usage of the ⟨default overlay specification⟩, consider the following usage: \multiinclude[<alert@+|> +->]{gra} ...
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Beamer page numbering: Figure disappears

I am trying to get my frames numbered. I'm trying it with the command \setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number] But it's not really working... I have a logo on my title page, which disappears with ...
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getting user-defined math function in proper font in beamer

When I use beamer, things like \sin, \cos, etc. appear in the sans-serif font. But if I say \DeclareMathOperator{\lcm}{lcm} and then use \lcm inside a math formula, it appears in the cmr font. ...
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Export beamer slides to powerpoint/openoffice-impress/keynote editable format

I usually prepare my talks using powerpoint/openoffice-impress/keynote, where I explaing programs, pseudocodes, etc. Recently I was thinking about creating text-only, code-only and pseudocode-only ...
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Line direct below frame title in beamer presentation

In beamer, the content of one slide is middle aligned. I want to keep most of the content in this way, but put one single line direct below title. So that I can put reference or a brief describe in ...
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Centering images and overprint in Beamer

I'm trying to create a beamer presentation with several images replacing each other on consecutive slides. I've gotten it to work with overprint and \onslide, but cannot get the images centered on the ...
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How to tell if the current section is defined in Beamer?

I am customising the footer of my Beamer slides. The footer displays the title of the slides, followed by a ":", and then the current section title. This works fine if the current section is defined. ...
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Is there a nice solution to get a “presenter mode” for Latex presentations?

I really like the way Keynote and MS Office (and also OpenOffice&similar) support a presentation mode that displays the current slide, the next (and maybe previous) slide, the elapsed and current ...
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LyX — copy images into build directory for LaTeX include tags

The default beamer-ornate template includes an option to put an institution logo at the bottom of every slide, \pgfdeclareimage[height=0.5cm]{institution-logo}{logofile.png} ...
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How do I change \footnote font size in beamer presentation?

I tried all methods from this question: How to change font family in footnote? and none of them work for me...
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Empty Table of Contents with Beamer

The first slide in the following beamer presentation is empty: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \tableofcontents \end{frame} \begin{frame} ...
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Greek character in Beamer document title

I need to include the Greek letter sigma in the title of my Beamer presentation. When I use $\sigma$ to obtain the symbol (which works fine in other LaTeX document titles), I receive the warning ...
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Beamer: Line spacing in title

I have a long title for my beamer presentation and ue the \titlepage{} command. The title is automatically split over 4 lines. As I am using a tall font (arev), these lines are squashed together. I ...
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\pause in tikzpicture breaks footline

I've discovered that you can \pause within a tikzpicture, which works well until I switched the theme to one with a footline. I've created a "test case" that illustrates the problem. ...
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Draw the LaTex beamer article symbol

How do I draw the little article symbol from LaTeX beamer's bibliography section somewhere else in my beamer presentation? I want to use it as a bullet symbol for a normal list.
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Same Header on different slides with beamer and longtable

When using the Longtable package in a LaTeX Beamerdocument, how can I create a table header shown on every slide containing table contents? The following approach seems not to work: ...
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How to put the navigation bar in one line using beamerthemesplit?

I'm using a beamerthemesplit package in beamer to create slides for presentation. I get a header with 2 split columns (1 on the left for section, 1 on the right for subsection's name). My problem is I ...
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Adding custom image in title slide

I use beamer with the warsaw style to create presentation. I would like to insert an image in the title slide as part of customization. An image that fills the whole breadth of the slide but limits to ...