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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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Beamer headline navigation

I have a question about a beamer headline. I'm not sure whether what I'm trying to do will make any sense to you but I'm going to ask it anyway. What I want is some sort of a section navigation with ...
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With beamer, prevent animation from restarting on 2-step slide

I have a slide with an animation with autoplay on the top and two graphs at the bottom. The graphs appear in two stages. At the moment, the animation restart when I go to the second step, how I can ...
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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 - 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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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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Beamer equivalent of Keynote's old web view

Is there a beamer package that will display a non-static, locally hosted web page? I think I am looking for something similar to Keynote's old web view, but since I have Keynote 09, I'm in a pickle. ...
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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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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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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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Numbering all lines in a presentation

I would like everyline of a presentation to be numbered. Like the lineno package will do. I tried the following but it does not print line numbers. I don't see why, I know there are some \par ...
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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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eps images in latex beamer class

I have some troubles with putting eps images into my beamer presentation. I use this code: \begin{frame}\frametitle{Výsledky a diskuse} \framesubtitle{Vygenerovaná data} \begin{figure}[!ht] ...
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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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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 ...
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Make beamer `<+->` overlays start hidden

I usually have slides with constructs like the following: \begin{frame}{A frame title} What am I trying to do here? \begin{enumerate}[<+->] \item Show some stuff \item Show more stuff ...
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Add \paragraph type entries to beamer table of contents

I want a beamer TOC slide like this: SECTION 1 ..Subsection 1 ......Slide Title 1 ..Subsection 2 ......Slide Title 2 ......Slide Title 2 NEXT SECTION ......Another Slide Title In documents I use ...