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

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Uncover segments of a TikZ path in Beamer

I have a question about uncovering segments of a TikZ path in Beamer? As a simple example, consider the following path made up of a horizontal and a vertical segment. \begin{tikzpicture} ...
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Presenting a {forest} tree from bottom to top in beamer

I would like to present a tree with forestin beamer, but parts after parts, starting from the bottom, and then ascent to the top. So let's consider a simple tree like the following : ...
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Multiple navigation dots in Beamer for one frame

I am currently working on a Beamer presentation for which I use the navigation dots. I understood how to generate them using subsections, and if I want to have one dot per frame I found this answer ...
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beamer definition-list overlay: uncover definition later than entry

For educational purposes, I would like to uncover the definitions of my description items only after all the items themselves have been uncovered, like so: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Beamer and siunitx - overlay problem

I try to make a table with siunitx column type in a beamer document with overlay. Here is a minimal non working example : \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{array,tikz} \usepackage[% locale=FR,% ...
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How to preserve space when using an Overlay command in Beamer?

Into Beamer, I want to preserve the space when I replace an expression by another in a mathematics formula with the help of an Overlay command. For example, if we have in slide number 1 this formula: ...
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Using image overlay simultaneously with text in multicolumn mode beamer

I have a beamer slide where I have an image changing along with the text in the next column. For example: \frame{\frametitle{testing cols} \begin{columns}[t] \column{5cm} \begin{itemize} \item On ...
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Write text above other text

What I would like to do is to make corrections to a document- to cross out some text using the ulem package and then to put the "correct" answer above it. e.g. ...
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Uncover lines of an align environment with beamer

Is there any way to uncover equation-lines of an align* environment line per line in a frame conveniently? somethink like \begin{align*}[<+->] a &= b \\ b &= c \\ ...
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How do I alternate graphics in LaTeX beamer

I'm trying to alternate graphics on a slide: \frame{ \frametitle{Verkette Liste Beispiel} \begin{figure} \includegraphics<1>[scale=0.7]{pics/List-0.pdf} ...
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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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Adding color to a table column as a beamer overlay

I'm trying to have an overlay that adds a background color to a column of a table in beamer. I can create a table with a colored second column using the colortbl package. \begin{tabular}[]{r ...
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How can I get textpos to respect beamer overlays?

I'm using textpos to position text blocks in a beamer frame. However, the textblock environment does not seem to respect overlay commands. In the following example, I want "some more text" to be ...
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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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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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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 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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Keep a fragmented tikz image at the same place on a beamer slide [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I fix jumping TikZ pictures in beamer? I am putting together a series of slides using beamer, and I'm using tike to do most of the figures. On one particular ...
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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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\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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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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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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Successively reveal tree bottom up

I am trying build a tree bottom up in a beamer document, i.e. to draw it on screen starting from the most deeply embedded leaves. I've found a lot of Q&As and discussions on how to have trees ...
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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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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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Relative Order of Overlays in Beamer

I am creating a presentation with beamer using relative overlays. When the order overlays should appear in is different from the order the tex code is parsed things become difficult (see e.g. relative ...
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Beamer/TikZ/PGF: Applying a key only for one slide (similar to uncover or only)

I want that a key that is only applied in specific slides/frames just like uncover or only. Here's an example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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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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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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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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Tikz External vs. Overlay

While designing a title page in tikz I noticed a somewhat unwanted behaviour. When I use the externalize and the overlay option for a tikzpicture the output is just empty. MWE: \documentclass{book} ...
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TikZ: node at \item to use in [overlay]

In my beamer presentation I would like to reference an item by pointing an arrow on it's number. However, I don't know how to make \item a TikZ node. Otherwise it works well. \documentclass{beamer} ...
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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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Beamer : how to avoid the lack of access to labelled slide (not frame) numbers? [duplicate]

In this animation, I need to access to the number of some labelled slides (not frames) to use this numbers in overlay specification. As far as I know it is not possible What then should be the good ...
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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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What are the correct arguments for overlayarea?

When I compile the following code, pdflatex takes up 100% of one of my CPU and doesn't stop. I'm probably passing wrong arguments to overlayarea, since I have no idea what they should do (the ...
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Why does the \onslide command in beamer reset the dimension \hfuzz?

I needed to set \hfuzz to a very large value for a beamer frame which had a substantial number of slides overlayed. Then I found (the hard way) that I have to issue \hfuzz\maxdimen after each of the ...
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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: 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} ...