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A script language for beamer animations?

This is a follow-up question to Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer? as suggested there, I will put a bounty on this one. What I seek is a set of macros, ...
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Recommended workflow for fixing several nasty frames in beamer?

I have a pretty long presentation: a course comprising a couple of hundreds frames. Occasionally, I go over the presentation, notice a few corrections in distinct frames. Fixing these requires a ...
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Beamer notes on secondary screen doesn't work

I am writing a presentation for at introduction to latex and think it would be nice to show how I have my presentation-notes on my laptop screen (Macbook Air) using Beamer. But it just won't work. ...
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LaTeX Visual Novel Engine: Does it exist?

Did anyone in the past use LaTeX to create a "visual novel" engine? I've been using http://www.renpy.org/ for rare presentations when I need functionality the beamer class in LaTeX doesn't easily ...
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Change papersize of selected slides in beamer

Is it possible to change the papersize of some frames in beamer? I know you can change the global papersize using\geometry{papewidth=,paperheight=} in the preamble, but assuming you want to change the ...
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Display beamer headline in frames conditional on section and subsection environments

I'm trying to create a beamer presentation (in LyX) where frames conditionally display a headline containing section and subsection navigation depending on (a) whether a frame is in a section ...
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Arguments of R Functions in Beamer with knitr

I'm using helpExtract.R function (can be obtained from here) to get arguments of R functions in Beamer with knitr. My (.Rnw) MWE is \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{ragged2e} %new code ...
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How to visualize dimensions of frame components in beamer?

Is there a package to visualize dimension of all frame components (head/footline, sidebars, navigation bar etc) in beamer? I tried to search for something similar to layout package, but did not ...
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Hyperlink with authoryear-comp in beamer

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{xpatch} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[style=authoryear-comp,backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib} ...
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Transparent background in LaTeXiT using the Beamer class

I want to typeset math in LaTeXiT in the same way it appears in Beamer. To be consistent with my Beamer presentation, I use the following preamble in LaTeXiT: \documentclass[11pt]{beamer} ...
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How can we change allowframebreaks numbering in the title?

\documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \section{Proposed Methods} % motivation for creating this theme \begin{frame}[allowframebreaks]{Proposed Methodology} \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5} % ...
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beamer doesn't compile

This is a LyX question... I updated my LyX to the latest 2.1.0 and since then it does not compile the PDF file when I use beamer (other files it compiles fine). I get the following error message: ...
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How can I decide whether a key has had .value forbidden applied?

Is there a way to decide whether a given key has had the .value forbidden handler applied? For example, I would like to write a handler .only that can be applied to keys to simulate Beamer's \only ...
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creating beamer frame templates

I am creating a beamer theme. As part of the theme, I would like to create some frame templates with specific layouts. The simplest of these is a static frame that includes a single graphic centered ...
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\makeatletter within a beamer frame: how?

Within a beamer frame (not outside) makeatletter (or \catcode\@=11`) does not work. \documentclass{beamer} \makeatletter \def\my@command{My at command} \def\myatcommand{\my@command} \makeatother ...
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Timeline for overlapping (multi-year) events

I'd like to generate a timeline similar to the one shown below: [original at: http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/tm5/TM5_PW/TM5_presentations_May2011/basu.pdf] How can I go about doing that? ...
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Beamer: problem with \framezoom and XeLaTeX

I have a problem getting the \framezoom command to work when compiling with XeLaTeX, using fully updated MikTeX 2.9. Here is an example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{mwe} \begin{document} ...
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tikz figure on beamer

How could we make the following figure, while having in each "click" one curve with a comment for it, and at the end having the whole shape? For the tikz figure How could I make curves in that way ...
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Beamer 3.30 with helvet - Problem with upper-case Greek

Since I updated to latex beamer 3.30 last week, I do not get upper-case Greek letters anymore with the "helvet" package - they are replaced by black boxes instead. This is an example: ...
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How to show auto-frame-break counter in beamer frame subtitle?

In beamer, I use a convention of inserting the section title as frame title and then providing a more specific title as subtitle. In this case, I think it makes more sense for me to show the ...
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Is it possible to create red/blue 3d color in LaTeX?

Is it possible to create a red/blue 3d effect in LaTeX using a preexisting package? If not, would anybody have any insight into how to go about this? I am planning to make a beamer presentation on 3d ...
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Using `external` selective for TikZ-pictures

For the following example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc,external} \usepackage{pgfplots} \tikzexternalize \begin{document} ...
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Beamer ToC: vertical spacing compressed when making ToC in columns environment

I am trying to adapt the Beamer table of content to my needs. I use the columns environment to change the lay-out of frames with a lot of white space. This works fine in most cases, but when I use it ...
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Beamer - Textblock and Show notes on second screen

my question might seem to have been already asked in Absolute positioning in beamer when using `show notes on second screen`: text on wrong page or in Title picture misplaced in Beamer when using ...
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Why \nointerlineskip if background of Beamer-color frametitle is empty?

I'm trying to read the source of Beamer default outer theme (the file beamerouterthemedefault.sty). In line 144 there is this code: \defbeamertemplate*{frametitle}{default}[1][left] { ...
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Beamer frame: add user options

I would like to add 2 more user options to \frame command. However, when calling \frame with both parameters at the same time in a specific order (the one with implicit value first), it generates an ...
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Combining strengths of Beamer and WYSIWYG drawing tools

I used to use Beamer, and I loved it. However, compared to a WYSIWYG software like Powerpoint, creating slides with Beamer is so time-consuming, especially for graphics and animations (I don't overuse ...
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pgfpages add page number

I'm creating a handout for my beamer presentation using the 4 on 1 layout for pgfpages. I'd like each physical page (which contains four "pages" of the handout) to have a page number bottom centre of ...
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Rotation of braces

How can I rotate a brace to make it appear this way? I'm currently using this code: \documentclass[french]{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Problems with right text margin in user-defined beamer class

I started to rebuild the cooperate design of my research group (designed in powerpoint) with an own document class based on the beamer package itself. Basically, I managed to get everything ...
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auto-starting itemize with \item?

I frequently write slides in beamer, and besides a few macros I use (e.g. for two-column frame), I often type \begin{itemize} and \end{itemize}. What would be a nice TeXish way for either starting the ...
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How to add navigation circles to Copenhagen theme in beamer?

I would like to ask if there is a way to add navigation circles to the Copenhagen theme. Let me expalin it better: 1. on the left hand side of the header there is a list of the sections. 2. on the ...
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How can I style tables in LaTeX beamer?

I use pandoc to generate LaTeX beamer presentations. To get the look I want I have created a theme myself. I have managed to get the look and feel I want in my presentations but I cant figure out how ...
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Is it possible to make AUCTeX preview of equations work with beamer?

When I generate preview images (using C-c C-p C-p) for the following document, the images are correctly generated but they are placed in wrong places in the buffer. Is it just me or MS Windows users? ...
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Beamer - handoutWithNotes not working properly

I'm using the handoutWithNotes package but I have the problem that whenever the number of slides is not a multiple of the number of slides per page, too many notes pages are printed. As an example, ...
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Color Gradient between block and blocktitle leave a white line

![The color gradient between the block title and block body in beamer leaves a small white line to the far left of where the color-gradient bar used to be I used these four lines at the beginning of ...
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Navigation frames in sidebar

I am writing a beamer presentation and I want to show a circle for each frame on the navigation sidebar. Can this be done? Here's a MWE: \documentclass{beamer} % Set Theme \usetheme{Marburg} ...
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Footnote position in Beamer (beamerthemeshadow package)

I have the following: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \mode<presentation> { %\usetheme{Hannover} \usepackage{beamerthemeshadow} \usetheme{boxes} } \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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Specify positions for top/bottom in Beamer vertical shading

MWE \documentclass{beamer} % Yes, this is a poster, if that matters in the slightest %\usepackage[orientation=portrait,size=a0]{beamerposter} \mode<presentation>{} ...
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Beamer bibliography item not shown with Madrid theme

Consider the following MWE \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \usepackage[style=authoryear-comp,backref=true,backend=biber]{biblatex} \addbibresource{biblatex-examples.bib} \begin{document} ...
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How can I have [Fragile] Notes?

I want to use Easylist to make dot points in my slide notes. Easylist would be great for that. So I used: \documentclass{beamer} \setbeameroption{show notes} \usepackage[at]{easylist} ...
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How can I get \framezoom to work in evince?

The \framezoom feature of the beamer class is awesome, but unfortunately it doesn't work correctly in evince (and the TeXworks previewer). When clicking the zoom button, the viewer correctly jumps to ...
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text alignment problem in beamer

The text is aligned left even though there is lot of space on right side. Below is my part of tex file. and the output slide is also attached. Please suggest what can I do to correct this. Thanks. ...
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Beamer Handouts: 4 on 1 w/ adjusted positions, but page numbering incorrect

I need to make Beamer handouts (either 4 on 1 or 8 on 1). Below is my MWE. I think the usual 4 on 1 has too much space between slides, with the slides too close to the margins (printing the handouts ...
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Is it possible to customize the transdissolve effect?

This code uses the \transdissolve effect: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \transdissolve[duration=.1] \begin{tikzpicture}[remember ...
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How to use the Multi Bibliography resource from biblatex with beamer?

I am working with beamer and biblatex. I am writing a series of lectures and I want each one of them to have a separate bibliographical reference. I am running pdflatex foo.tex biber foo.bcf ...
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How to make \note{…} to show current frame in beamer?

I am preparing slides for a large presentation using the beamer class. In the beginning I write \usepackage{pgfpages} \setbeameroption{show notes} \setbeameroption{show notes on second screen=left} ...
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beamer: make a picture stay in the foreground

I am trying to write some style file for a poster framework, we can use. The header is almost ready: \setbeamertemplate{headline} { \begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=15cm]{headline} ...
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Beamer - Title page is perturbed when adding notes

I'm working on a Beamer presentation in which I want my notes to be along with a small preview of the current slide only (bigger than the default). I worked on the following MWE, which seems to work ...
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Adding a frame footnote in beamerposter creates blank page at beginning

If I use a footnote within a column, that footnote is in an inconvenient place (at the bottom of that column), so I solved that by using the [frame] option, which puts the note at the bottom of the ...