{overlays} is a term used by the {beamer} document class to describe the layering of slides.

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Vertical double asterisk that aligns well with the double dagger

The LaTeX text footnote symbol sequence begins with ∗ † ‡ § ¶ ∥. I'd like to define a vertical double asterisk ⁑ (\textastdbl) so that I can insert it into the sequence: * ⁑ † ‡ § ¶ ∥ (note: actual ...
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How can I make Beamer overlays with TikZ node attributes?

As a follow-up question to Tikz animated figure in Beamer, how can I animate a particular attribute of a node? MWE \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{graphs} \tikzset{ node ...
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drawing(uncover) a curve bit-by-bit using tikzpcture and beamer and \onslide

I wish to uncover a curve (a potential energy v distance) bit-by-bit while explaining what is going on. The code below is only ok, the problem is that the curve changes shape from slide 3 to slide 4. ...
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How to determine the height of a beamer block?

To keep content from jumping between slides in a beamer presentation, I would like to use an overlayarea environment. By trial and error, one can determine the appropriate amount of space to reserve. ...
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How do I add custom beamer actions that change an argument?

The beamer manual says: You can easily add your own actions: An action specification like ⟨action⟩@⟨slide numbers⟩ simply inserts an environment called ⟨action⟩env around the \item or ...
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Beamer overlays, tikz external and custom file name

This is a follow-up question from Use tikz external feature with beamer \only . Andrew's answer there is excellent, and does the job (almost) perfectly. The rough edge I have found was when I tried ...
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Table overlay in beamer on multiple rows

I want to include a table in my presentation (beamer) and this table has 2 panels. I want to first show the first panel and then the second panel, I have been trying to do it unfortunately without any ...
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Continuing a TikZ animation with \onslide after a \foreach loop

I want to produce an animation in a tikzpicture environment in Beamer. The animation consists in a series of slides produced by combining \foreach and \onslide, which works fine. I then want to ...
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System of linear equations wobbles

I tried to illustrate how to solve a system of linear equations but I don't come along with the different approaches to position the equations. They are shifted at some slides, e.g. if an arrow is ...
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\xrightarrow: position of text over an arrow should be lower

The following example of LaTeX code \documentclass[b4paper,oneside, final, 10pt]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{charter} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{mathtools} ...
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Animate movement/transition of sections on a slide in Beamer?

I'm not sure if this is even possible with the current PDF format specification, but I'd like to animate transitions between slide or between slide overlays by having part of the slide move or "fly" ...
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How do I insert a full screen picture inside an itemized environment?

I'm using beamer to create slides and I would like to place a full screen picture with a black background inside an itemized environment. What I tried so far is: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} ...
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Specify which picture variant to show

Inside a frame I am including a .tex file containing a TikZ picture with several overlay specifications such that they result in 9 variants of the same picture, that is, that frame has 9 slides. ...
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Beamer frame with two columns and sequential uncover

I am trying to build a frame with 2 column. I have overlays in both columns and I want then to be displayed sequentially. I mean, first all the contents of first column (with the overlays) and then ...
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Beamer: display previous graphics (in an overlay) in a lighter color

With Inkscape (software to create vector images) I created a file with several layers. Thanks to a very useful script (beamerscape), these layers are then saved as separate PDF files. Next, using ...
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Take 2: How do automatic overlay specifications work in Beamer (in a nested situation)

I had previous asked a question about this, but I feel that it wasn't focused enough and the answers got a little confused...so instead of editing that question, I've opted to start a new one....I ...
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reference on TikZ and Beamer overlay specifications

I read that: TikZ commands also accept Beamer overlay specifications, such as \draw<2-> (A) to (B); but I can not find any reference for it on the TikZ/PGF 3.0 manual. When I search for overlays in ...
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How to arrange a large picture on the side on the current page?

I have a decorative picture that I want to display on the right side current page. The picture should fill the whole vertical length of the text body (maybe even 1cm larger). The picture is long and ...
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Is it possible to use beamer's overlay specifications in other documentclasses?

I'm writing an article that involves a lot of diagrammatic calculus, that is, there is a big TikZ picture with nodes and lines and that picture gets modified slightly in each step of the calculation. ...
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Beamer/TikZ/PGF: Applying a key only for one slide (similar to uncover or only)

I want that a key is only applied in specific slides just like uncover or only. Here's an example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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How to correct \insertpresentationendpage in presence of \uncover

The command \insertpresentationendpage is supposed to insert the page number of the last page of the presentation, excluding the appendix. However its value is incorrectly increased if \uncover is ...
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Mixing overprint with blocks of enumerations

I'd like to overlay a series of different blocks, each of which includes an enumeration that pauses with each item. The overprint environment handles this pretty well, but it doesn't seem to be ...
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Access relative slide number in Beamer

Is there a quick way to access the relative slide number in Beamer? I'm trying to simplify the following syntax: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} $ t = \only<1> 0 ...
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How is \onslide supposed to behave with the plus operator?

I'm writing a presentation, using the beamer document class, with a long sequence of overlays. Since I know I will have to insert new slides in the middle of the sequence, I'm trying to use the plus ...
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Is there a way to get \framezoom to do what I expected it would?

Before trying it, I thought \framezoom would make slides that looked something like this workaround: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Circling/framing and referring to a bunch of nodes

The end goal: drawing paths between nodes like in the example there but the difference is the nodes are inside a picture here and in particular, the other node is a bunch of nodes in the same picture. ...
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Beamer: always overlay first item on same frame

I've read and tried to follow instructions from similar questions but I can't seem to get my slide to work the way it should. I basically have an itemize block and I want my list items to show ...
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Selecting specific slides for handout?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \scriptsize \begin{enumerate} \item<+-> \item<2,3,5,7,11> ...
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Extract the logically first slide in a Beamer overlay specification?

When writing Beamer slides for a talk, I find that I often want to have some text (usually math) visible on a group of slides and be alerted on only the first slide in the group. For example, I can ...
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Footnotes disappear when using overlays in beamer

I use footnotes for citations in combination with the beamer package. I adapted the code from this question and everything works quice nicely - except when using overlays. Then the footnotes only show ...
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beamer stepwise alerts with nested lists

In beamer, I would like to use alert in a nested list so that each line is red (i.e., the default alert color) stepwise, one line at a time. This code produces the output I would like: ...
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Using \only on a block - beamer

Is there a way to make the command \only work on a block in beamer? Or is there another way to make a block appear and then disappear? Here is a part of my code: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Beamer: uncovering itemize so the first slide shows no items at all

How can I achieve in beamer that the first slide of each frame is void (that is, only displays the frametitle)? Suppose I have the following frame: \frame{\frametitle{Title} \begin{itemize} ...
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Dancing images in beamer

When creating a slide using pauses and \only, I am getting cases where the content shifts between slides. I have tried using overlayarea and overprint as described in Avoiding jumping frames in beamer ...
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Beamer vs. Minted: overlays

How to use beamer overlay inside minted code? The obvious solution does not work: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile] \frametitle{Foo} ...
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Using \uncover inside a TikZ node text

I am unable to use \uncover inside the text of a TikZ node. Here is what I would like to do: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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Beamer overlay and listing conundrum

When I try to overlay the lstlisting C code with escape character (so that I can insert a \colorbox), I get the following error: ! Missing number, treated as zero. <to be read again> ...
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Letterhead : How to Position Images in Top Left Corner (Revisit)

I'm trying to use this exact template, but I'd like a to put a rectangular image in the top left corner ( I can give you the dimension of said rectangle if you need them). I don't know that the ...
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Overprint environment inside tikz node: unexpected alignment of content

I want to use an overprint environment inside a tikz-node. I expect the content text of the overprint-sections to be aligned centrally, but it aligns right and even protrudes a little beyond the ...
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Beamer overlay and counter

I have a counter that I want to use for the beamer \onslide command. Using \newcounter{coun} %.... % \onslide<\coun ->{ ....} doesn't work. What is the correct way to do this?
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Interference between \onslide and \setbeamercovered{transparent}

I'm trying to use \onslide in a table, but since I have the option \setbeamercovered{transparent} in the preamble, it does not produce the overlay of columns. Here is my example: ...
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Beamer : How to show together separated things using overlay? [duplicate]

I have to draw and comment simulteanously a complex picture. I can calculate the slide number on witch the comment will appear, but I'd like this be done automaticaly. Is there a way to put labels or ...
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How to change the behavior of user-defined environments using overlays?

first I have to give a link to a related question+answer. I am trying to create a beamer presentation and defined an environment. The environment has an optional parameter and I want that beamer sets ...
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Beamerpauses counter reset between environments inside an overlay?

I was reading the answer to this question Mixing overprint with blocks of enumerations [I recopy the code so you dont' have to follow the link] \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} ...
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Beamer: Extra vertical space with \visible

This is related to How to get rid of height differences in two beamer blocks? I'm curious why overlay commands \visible (and \invisible, \uncover, \onslide) would add an extra vertical space ...
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Setting default overlay specification for itemize environment

MWE \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} Some question ... (a) Part a of question \begin{itemize}[<+(1)->] \item Step 1 of solution \item Step 2 of solution \end{itemize} ...
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Fading out slides in latex-beamer with the option “handout” produces empty slides

I want to fade out some slides with overlays in the handout of my latex-beamer-presentation. When I use following code, slide one appears in the handout as a empty slide (only with heading). How can I ...
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enumerate, overlays and beamer

I would like to understand the following behaviour of enumerate in beamer. The following example \documentclass{beamer} \newcommand{\marca}{\onslide<2>{\makebox[0pt][r]{$\clubsuit$\qquad}}} ...
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Transparent table captions when using onslide with overprint and setbeamercovered{invisible}

The following works correctly in that the right table is shown at the right time, and all alignment works as expected. The only issue is that while the table body is shown as normal, the table ...
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Reserve the place for further overlays

I have 3 parts in a tabular, I want onslide1- to be always displayed. After 1 clic, I want only2 to be shown; after another clic, at the position of only2, I want only3- to replace only2 forever; ...