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Mindmap tikzpicture in beamer (reveal step by step)

I want to include a tikzpicture (mindmap) in beamer and I want the children to appear one after the other. So I use \visible but it don't works -- also not with \pause command. I get errors regarding ...
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How to remove the warnings “Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/n' in size <4> not available” and “Size substitutions with differences” in beamer?

LaTeX Font Warning: Font shape `OT1/cmss/m/n' in size <4> not available LaTeX Font Warning: Size substitutions with differences I am using the files from ...
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Avoiding jumping frames in beamer

Sometimes I want an element on a frame to change in steps. I do this by \only<2>{ ... } \only<3>{ ... } etc. But this causes the frame to jump due to different sizes of the ...
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How to make beamer overlays with Tikz node

I have a diagram of 4 nodes in my beamer slide. \begin{figure}[h] \begin{centering} \begin{tikzpicture}[system/.style={draw,rectangle,rounded corners=3,minimum width=2cm,text width=1.8cm,text ...
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Highlighting in Beamer using TikZ nodes

This question led to a new package: aobs-tikz Is it possible to alter the code in the following MWE to the effect that “ABCD” is visible on both slides but only on the second it has the red ...
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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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Hyperref warning - Token not allowed in a PDF string

When compiling a beamer presentation and using the following \author command \author{Name \\ \texttt{my.email@domain.com}} I get the following hyperref warning in my logfile Package hyperref ...
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How to get rid of navigation symbols in beamer?

When creating presentations in beamer, those little symbols that you can click on and will take you to different parts of your presentation are automatically included on your slides. I don't like ...
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How to get Beamer Math to look like Article Math

In a LaTeX article, the math characters are more "curvy" than the text characters: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} $x^2 + y^2 = z^2$ \end{document} In a beamer presentation, the ...
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Background coloring with overlay specification in algorithm2e + beamer package

I want to highlight some portion of my pseudo codes in my slides during the course of presentation. It's easy in powerpoint and I've made a sample slide: However, I couldn't manage to get a similar ...
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Unknown error using tikz matrix of nodes in beamer

I am having trouble getting a basic example of a matrix of notes to show up in my beamer presentation. I am using the code copied from the pgf manual. Here is a complete working example. The error I ...
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Positioning logo in the front page as well as slides

Question 1: I am creating a slide template for a presentation in LaTex using Beamer package. I found the placement of logo in the slide is not that easy. Instead of placing the logo in the same ...
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Mouseover events in beamer: hovering on \eqref and a comment containing the original equation popping up

This idea came into my mind while I was listening to a speaker presenting his results in a seminar, he used lots of equation references in his later slides, however I can't remember which equation he ...
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How can I position an image in an arbitrary position in beamer?

I am making a presentation using beamer, and I want to be able to position a certain image the way I want in a frame. I am not sure how to do that. Is there some way you can specify coordinates in the ...
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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 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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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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Box around a few items in an itemize environment

I'm using beamer and want to call out a few items in a list by drawing a box around them, and, ideally, having a small comment appear next to the box, like this:
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beamer: footnote text collides with navigation symbols

Footnotes in presentations are "usually not a good idea" (beamer manual, p. 130). Suppose, however, I have a valid reason to use the \footnote command in a beamer document (e.g., for printing a full ...
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Where to find custom beamer themes

I don't like default beamer themes very much. Where could I find some custom beamer themes?
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gif image in beamer presentation

I wish to display some animations in my beamer presentation. The most trivial way that comes to my mind is to use a gif image. How can I put it in the presentation and what should I use to display it? ...
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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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Absolute positioning in beamer

It's easy to absolute position something using remember picture with TikZ, but it only works with pdfLaTeX. I can get something working by using negative vskip and hskips (trial and error), but that ...
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Progress bar for latex-beamer

Instead of slide numbers, I find it very nice to have something like a unobtrusive progressbar at the bottom which grows each slide about (width of screen)/(slide numbers). I've found here (page in ...
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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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Design a custom Beamer theme from scratch

No matter how hard I search, I cannot find any information on creating a Beamer theme from scratch, as opposed to LEGOing it together from the built-in inner, outer and color themes, maybe modifying ...
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Is there a way to add a timer to a Beamer presentation?

I have seen presentations in Power Point which contain a timer. Can this be done in Beamer using a simple command, or maybe a package? If not a timer, is it possible to at least get a clock on your ...
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How to remove some pages from the navigation bullets in Beamer?

I'm making a beamer presentation using the miniframes outer theme, with navigation bullets, and the subsection=false option, meaning the bullets are all on a single row. The problem I have is that, if ...
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Trouble combining enumitem and beamer

I have trouble combining two things for a set of slides: Adjust item separation globally Use default overlays of lists locally (parameter [<+->]) I use enumitem for 1. but it seems to ...
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Mark a pseudocode block and insert comments near it

I am currently working on a LaTeX beamer presentation where I have to explain an algorithm. So I wrote this algorithm with \usepackage{algorithm,algpseudocode} This is the current algorithm: ...
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Shrink figure only when necessary?

I'm writing a report where I have generated and included several TikZ pictures which I also want to use in my beamer presentation. However, some of the pictures (but not all) which fit in the report ...
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Is there any way to produce List of frames with beamer?

There is a way to make TOC using \tableofcontents, but there are only sections and subsections. How can I get list of all frames without using sectioning?
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Get a includegraphic to stick in the same place for several beamer slides

I am working with a presentation where I want a sequence of slides with a figure that changes slightly for each slide. I want the figure to to stay in the same place for many slides and I want to ...
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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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Beamer Bibliography Icon

I want to list my references in a beamer presentation using thebibliography environment, with the nice little book icon (\beamertemplatebookbibitems) and article icon ...
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Explanatory bubbles in beamer

In the MWE below I want to place an "explanatory bubble" (see picture inserted below) pointing to the word "Integer" in the 8th line (the bubble should superimpose the text, a transparency effect such ...
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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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Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other

I have to prepare my slides in latex. A quick search came up with different packages. Before start preparing, I need your experiences. I do not want to regret after learning one as I did, learning vim ...
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How can I fix jumping TikZ pictures in beamer?

The problem of stuff jumping in beamer is a common one, (see e.g. Avoiding jumping frames in beamer) and we've seen it here from time to time (I imagine the "related" list at the side will be quite ...
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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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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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Beamer: Vertical alignment of multi-column ToC

In my LaTeX beamer presentation I have a long Table of Contents, which has been split across two columns by using the multicol package. The problem is that I have not found any way to control vertical ...
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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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Run macro on each frame in beamer

How to patch the beamer \frame command (frame environment) so that \note{} is executed on every frame. This question is closely related to this one, however, I want the additional macro (\note{} in my ...
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Is there a specialized Pdf viewer for Latex-Beamer presentations on Linux?

Most of the time when presenting a talk people connect their laptop to a video projector. So they effectively have an extra screen at their disposal. Because of that many Software options for ...
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Is there a nice way to compile a beamer presentation without the pauses?

Say I made a beamer presentation and I want to print it out. Is there a nice way to make beamer ignore the pauses so that I don't get lots of pages with duplicate information? Of course there are ...
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How to scale a tikzpicture including texts?

It seems that the scale option scales only the length of lines, but not the size of texts. For instance, 1 and true and not scaled in the following code. \begin{tikzpicture}[thick, scale=0.6] \draw ...
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Something between \frownie and \smiley

Inside a beamer presentation, I would like to compare and contrast several alternatives. For each, I would like to highlight the "pros" (with a \item[\Large\smiley]), the "cons" (with a ...
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How to modify columns/column environments so they resize automatically to the largest column ?

This question was originally a duplicate of How can I add vertical space to a beamercolorbox to make it align with another one?. The response to that question was to add a vertical space according to ...
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Set image to full all available space in Beamer (without overlapping other elements)

I want to have an image take up as much as possible of the content area in a beamer presentation, without overlapping the title, the sidebars, or the footers. How can I achieve this? The code below ...