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

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Tips for effective 3-dimensional authoring: tikz, animation, and text flow

I work hard these days on writing animated graphical beamer presentation, which sometimes contain over 100 slides. I find that I need to think across three interacting dimensions: The time ...
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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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Beamer: How to uncover content precisely once, in the current slide?

Although not explicit in the beamer manual, I figure that <+> overlay specification means "the current slide only". I am now in the process of composing a fairly complicated slide show with ...
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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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Relative overlay specification in beamer?

Reading the following quote from the beamer manual, I was left a bit confused: When you write <.->, a similar thing as in <+-> happens except that the counter beamerpauses is not ...
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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 \onslide in Tikz and pgfplots [duplicate]

I am having trouble with using beamer's \onslide in TikZ and pgfplots. The issue I have encountered is that if I use \onslide then the specific parts of the picture I want to appear on a specific ...
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How to overlay tikz matrix in beamer?

Background: I encounter some unexpected situations while overlaying a tikz matrix in Beamer. The latex code is given at the end (note: you can also read and copy it at ShareLatex:TikzMatrixOverlay). ...
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Permanent transparent block

I have two blocks in one slide. I need to show the first block, while making the other one transparent. However, I don't want the other one to show in the next slide. I just need it permanently ...
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Put text on top of text that has strikethrough - like one would edit an essay

I would like to obtain the same effect as in this question: Write text above other text But in those answers, it doesn't flow properly across multiple lines of text in the essay. If you strike too ...
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ConTeXt: Ignore stem height

Background Looking to create a stylized chapter heading using the first character of the heading title. Problem The stem (descender) distance of text causes the containing frame's offset to alter ...
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Beamer alert in Math mode

I'm trying to alert my audience to numbers in a table that uses the dcolumn alignment environment. \alert works when it's used in a normal table cell, as below. \documentclass[compress]{beamer} ...
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How can I automate this item overlay (in beamer)?

For a presentation, I would like to reveal several items in a list in succession. Right now, the code is as follows; the corresponding (and desired) output is shown at the bottom of my post. ...
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Beamer notes with color overlay

I am having trouble with the overlay system of beamer when using side notes. I have a slide with an overlay specification and I have some notes for each stage of this slide. For example, from the ...
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Tikz nodes moves after double building

I want to plot 4 graphs in one tikzpicture in a 2x2 grid, using groupplot. Also I want to put some arrows from nodes in the first three plots to nodes in the last one. To do this, I try to use ...
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Beamer: \framezoom with overlay target

Is it possible to use \framezoom to zoom pictures that have overlay specifications? In other words, I want to have a frame with several pictures, each having a zoom-box (or even several zoom boxes). ...
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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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How to change the color of itemized text using `\color<>[]{}` in Beamer?

I want to change the item text color in Beamer. I checked the Beamer User Guide and found the \color<>[]{} command in page 80. \color<2-3>[rgb]{1,0,0} This text is red on slides 2 and 3, ...
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Overlaying with beamer, combining blocks and graphics

I'm trying to combine graphics and blocks on a slide. Here is my code, i think it's quite simple to figure out what i want from it : \begin{frame} \frametitle{Outils} ...
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Beamer overlay specifications for a tikzpicture

Overlay specifications can be added to the TikZ commands. \node<2> (a) {only visible on slide 2}; Is this also possible for the whole tikzpicture environment? \begin{tikzpicture}[<2>] ...
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How to change seagull color theme alert text to non-bold

Some beamer color themes (as seagull) define alert text as bold font. However, sold font alerts are annoying when one uses overlay (eg: \onslide+<2->), because bold text takes more space than ...
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Make the content in the item visible when clicking the screen and left-align formula?

I have two questions: 1) I can only let the items visible when clicking the screen, just adding up <2->. However, I don't know how the let the contents in the items do the same thing. It's not ...
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How can I change the item body in beamer LaTeX

In the following code, I want to show item 5 in place of item 1. How I can fix that, or is it possible to change the name of an item? For example, in this case, the item point1 will be point5 in slide ...
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Using \pause with graphics animation

How can I hide the animation in my code?. I use this image (.gif). \documentclass[compress,red]{beamer} \usepackage{etex} \mode<presentation> \usetheme{Warsaw} ...
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How to keep the first item invisible before I click the screen?

See the picture. The current situation is that the frame title and the first item appears at the same time. But I only want to let the frame title visible at first, and after I click the screen, the ...
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Can I use Beamer's \alert<x>{…} inside fancyvrb Verbatim with overlay?

I would like to use Beamer's \alert<x>{...} command inside of a Verbatim environment (from the fancyvrb package) to highlight the text. I've found that when the \alert command is inside the ...
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Exclude section from handouts

I want to exclude a whole section of my beamer presentation in the handout version. Frames and content can be hidden using the overlay specifier <handout:0>. But how do I hide the \section to ...
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Adding tikz pictures on top of a beamer slide

What is the best practice for adding/uncover TikZ pictures on top of a beamer slide? I have tried the following approach \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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How to remove a frame from the total number of frames? [duplicate]

I'm using Warsaw as outer theme. I use some images in different slides to create an effect of 'image in evolution' but the problem is that I don't want that the number of slides increase with every ...
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Tranparent items (not visible!) on a beamer presentation, inside a column and with overlays

My purpose is to make a frame with 2 columns: on the left, a series of items, and on the right, figures (with one exception). The items are meant to appear one at a time, with different figures (or ...
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Beamer: temporarily disable overlays

I'm using Beamer to create a presentation with animations (overlays). However, I'd like to disable the animations in some of the slides. Why? Because I'm including a quite complicated TikZ drawing ...
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Inconsistent column placement in beamer slides with overlay

I'm trying to show alternative column configurations on a beamer slide, as shown in this example: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} ...
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Beamer: uncover, overlay, pause not working

I am trying to do a Beamer presentation with some uncover features, but it turns out that uncover, overlay and pause are not working. Just the only command works. If I compile the following example, ...
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How to specify a default value for overlay specification in \newcommand<>?

I have something like this: \documentclass{beamer} \newcommand<>{\mycommand}[1]{\textcolor#2{red}{#1}} \begin{document} \frame{ \mycommand{test} } \end{document} I want the command to ...
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Beamer: show subitem at the same time as the item

In Beamer whenever you have \begin{itemize}[<+->] \item A \begin{itemize} \item a1 \item a2 \end{itemize} \item B \item C \end{itemize} subitem a1 appears after item A. What if I want that ...
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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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hf-tikz markin has to be on the 1st slide to be referable by overlay anotation

I am making a presentation in beamer. I would like to show some equations with description using overlays. code: \documentclass[12pt]{beamer} \usepackage[beamer,markings]{hf-tikz} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Suppress text formatting in Beamer handout mode

During a presentation, I want to highlight certain texts by changing their color and underlining them. However, I don't want such effects on the handouts. In the following MWE, I define a macro ...
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Why overprint-environment not fix position?

I use overprint environment in beamer with two columns, when overlay it move down and the last slide has some space. How can I solve this problem. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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beamer: suppress frames in handout mode gives spurios inclusion

While making lecture slides with XeTeX & beamer I stumbled across a problem with the exclusion of certain slides in handout mode. Since this appears to be spurious I have difficulties in ...
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Problem with \overlays

I latex the following tex. I got error in the line below \end{slide} as Undefined control sequence } I found out that the problem is related to \overlays. ...
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beamer framezoom: restrict zoomed frame to border

This example was taken from diabonas answer to Is there a way to get \framezoom to do what I expected it would? \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}<1>[label=zooms] ...
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How to overlay a box with included lstlisting

i wanna have this block appear by tapping next. \begin{block}{Methode} \begin{lstlisting} for i in range(2,N): a[i] = (a[i-1] * b + 1) % m \end{lstlisting} \end{block} i tried it with ...
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beamer overly shows item in next page

I have a slide with figures and an item list the code \begin{frame}{title} \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics<1>[width=\textwidth]{../Fig_0} ...
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beamer block inside an itemize environment with overlays

I have a frame like this, there is a block inside the itemize environment, and there is an overlay : \begin{frame} %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% \frametitle{Comparing two Gaussian means: ...
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Using overlays in itemize with nested items for stepwise alerts

I am wondering if there is a default (or manual) overlay specification that produces the following - \begin{itemize} \item<alerted on slides 1-2> Parent 1 \begin{itemize} \item<alerted on ...
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Beamer frame: adding something to the last slide

How can one create a new environment eframe so that some element is added (the place can be hardcoded) on the last slide of the frame? Suppose I have many frames with lots of \pauses: ...
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Beamer: How to place graphics at the bottom of a frame

I want to achieve that included graphics are always on the bottom of the frame, so that their position isn't influenced by the length of the text above. I tried the figure enviroment without success ...
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Beamer: Reuse incremental overlay number from list item?

I'm using an item list with the overlay specification <+(1)->. For one of the items, I want a text after the item list to be uncovered simultaneously with the item. How can I achieve that? ...
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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 ...