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

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Beamer - align with LHS and RHS replacement [duplicate]

I'm writing an presentation of the project where I took a "standard" equation and modified it slightly. I would like to therefore show this by replacing the standard equation with its modified ...
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Beamer: always overlay first table on same frame

A similar question to this one, but now rather than overlaying list items I would like to be able to overlay table floats. While this does the trick for blocks: \begin{frame}[fragile] ...
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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 overprint environment altering vertical spacing of items

I have a frame with an itemize environment where each \item contains an equation. Some of the equations will change, however, so I wrapped them in an overprint environment, so that one equation ...
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beamer footnote numbers in overprint

I have a series of text + images that I want to appear on the same slide. Both the text and image have some reference to be quoted for which I am using footnotes (this is done throughout the ...
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How to use pause and overprint together?

I want the items of a list (using itemize) to appear one after the other. I can use pause for the same and it works. Now at the end of the list, I want to highlight only one of the items. I thought ...
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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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How to include, in beamer handout, a slide exactly as it appears in presentation mode on a particular transition?

I have a beamer presentation where I do something like in the following MWE: \documentclass[handout]{beamer} \include{tikz}% To get \foreach \begin{document} \begin{frame} These I want to ...
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How do I create a tikz picture overlay that does not disturb the vertical placement of other text? [duplicate]

I'm having difficulty getting a tikzpicture to not cause a disruption in the vertical placement of material outside of the environment. Here's a MWE that illustrates the problem. ...
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Showing Tikz tree nodes after each other (using bracketing format of \Tree)

I want to display a tikz tree node by node. First A, then A and B and in the end all nodes. Note that I need to do it with the presented format: \Tree [. \node{A};] since trees are automatically ...
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“scanning use of \frame” and “environment undefined”

I added an overlay to a frame and my beamer file started giving my trouble with the two frames that I cut and paste below. More precisely: If I let the two frames in the text and compile, the error ...
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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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beamer: How to get tikz spy overlay on top of the other content of a frame

The problem is as follows: On a slide, I have several figures. I would like to zoom into whole figures or parts of them susequently. I tried to do so using tikz spy library with the spy using ...
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Text with overlay is vertically displaced in beamer

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Displacement of text} \only<1-2>{This text will be displaced.} \only<2>{Did you see it?} ...
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Weird overful vbox message when code and image are overlaid in beamer

See the following code. The first two frame contents (first one code, second one image) do not produce any overfull vbox message. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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symbol for multiset [duplicate]

Sets are denoted by \{ 1,2,3 \}. I would like a similar symbol \{{ 1,2,2 \}} for multisets: I'd like this symbol to respond well to \left \{{ or \huge \{{ or \!\!\{{\!\! or M^\{{. Any idea how to ...
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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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Beamer: including items only some slides using a relative syntax

I am looking for the syntax for making an item appear on say the next three slides. I'm imagining something like \item<+-??> The \item should appear here and disappears 3 slides later, in the ...
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Nested overlayareas

I want to have a series of slides, where the upper half is constantly the same picture. I would normally use two overlayareas to split the slide, but at some point I'd like to subdivide the bottom ...
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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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Counters incremented too many times in a beamer presentation with overlays

It seems that a frame with overlays in Beamer needs to be processed multiple times. The problem is that a counter that should only be incremented once is incremented more than expected. How to avoid ...
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How can I include something with overlay specifications in a non-beamer class document?

I've a tikzpicture, in a extra tex file, with beamer overlay specifications. I'd like to include the tikzpicture in the tex file for my slides using beamer, and in the tex file for paper, using ...
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stack multiple PDF pages

I have two PDF files, a form page with header and footer and a content page, and like to merge (overlay) them into a single page. Both PDFs are full size A4 portrait pages. I've tried this: ...
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How to let an overlayarea appear in the beamer mode?

I basically have the following code for one frame \subsection{} \begin{frame}{VERY INTELLIGENT FRAME TITLE} \begin{columns} \begin{column}{.5\textwidth} \centering ...
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How to overlay a call-out box on text? [duplicate]

I wish to achieve following. There may be many variant of this.
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Beamer: How to make an environment which is like “altenv”

Reading Section 9.6.3 of the beamer book, I try to make a new environment which should behave just like alertenv but with different visual effects. Here is the code I use for testing this. ...
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Beamer overlay specification for description

I find myself using more and more using the following overlay specification for the description environment. The Animal Kingdom \begin{description} \item[Gnus] \uncover<+->{these are ...
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Beamer overlay for plain text

\documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \begin{frame}{Introduction} \begin{itemize} \item<1-> abc \item<2-> def \end{itemize} \begin{definition}<3-> ghi \end{definition} ...
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beamer overlays and table rules

I am trying to use \only{...} within a table to selectively add blocks of lines. This works as long as I don't have a \midrule or \bottomrule included or following the part contained in \only{...}. ...
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How to compose a fixed-size image from multiple eps files

I am looking for a way to build an image by overlaying a large .eps file (A.eps) with a smaller inset (B.eps). I want the final image area to have a fixed dimensions (width=\textwidth, height=10cm). ...
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Layering/twocolumn conflict using tikzmark

LaTeX gurus, inspired by the ideas and code in Automatic background coloring in listings using tikzmark, I attempted to create my own macros for teaching programming. What I really wanted, just to ...
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Beamer: Mixing absolute overlays with relative overlays

I have the following code snippet that creates the overlays in the desired order. However, setting the beamerpauses-counter myself is quite ugly. How can I avoid setting the counter myself and get the ...
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Recalling a specific overlay of a tikzpicture in beamer

I am making a presentation and I want to recall some pictures in my conclusion. The pictures are done using tikzpicture and are in separate files, with some overlay specifications. However, I want to ...
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Beamer: problems with \only, \pause, and fixed spacing

I have a slide with three blocks, say 1, 2, 3a, and 3b, where 3a and 3b have exactly the same height (they are the same equation with some change of variable). I want to use \pause and \only to obtain ...
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Overlay subfigure caption with TikZ

I'm trying to place my figure captions on top of the figures. I've found some code that does this and I can get it to work for a normal figure - e.g. I can overlay "Figure 1" on top of the figure. ...
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Underbrace color change using \only<> and \textcolor{}{} slightly shifts the content

I am making a presentation using beamer and am trying to make underbrace{}{} appear using \textcolor{}{} and \only<>. I use the code \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{bm} % Just some ...
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Reserving space in beamer overlays [duplicate]

I use the beamer package. I want to achieve the following. Assume I have a slide of the following form (two elements): XXX YYY XXX should be shown on all slides and always at the same position! YYY ...
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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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Itemize - Items order of appeareance

I am using the simple code below to create a list of nested items. I would like to change the order of appearance so that the enumerate items, 1 and 2, appear first, and only after that, I would like ...
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Piecewise item list in beamer with transparency

I'd like to have a list in beamer that fits with the following requirements: blank page item 1 is shown item 2 is shown and item 1's opacity is reduced to the beamer "standard" item 3 is shown and ...
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Transparent text in beamer overlay

I have a large paragraph of text where I'd like on of the words to become bold and the rest semi-transparent. Getting one word bold is easy with \textbf<2>{word} but getting the rest ...
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Dummy macro for ignoring beamer overlay

I would like a dummy macro that ignores overlay specification (from beamer) when the code is copy-pasted into another class. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \newcommand{\onslide}[1]{} ...
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Need text to overlay tikz header

I'm trying to create a title page for a document but I'm having some trouble with the background imaging overlaying the text. This is what it's looking like: As you can see the words fall under ...
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Combining beamer, tikz, externalize and standalone

I've read a bunch of questions and answers on these topics as well as the documentation of the external library for tikz. I suspect I fundamentally misunderstand what I'm doing. I have a mindmap ...
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lstlisting `moredelim` doesn't work with comments

I'm trying to add some overlays to a piece of code, and I'm defining it using moredelim. However, when I use it on comments within the code, the moredelim stops working. What am I missing? ...
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How to have an itemized list in beamer conditionally appear

I would like to have an itemized list of points with follow-up points appearing once I am taking about that item. My guess is that this is going to need something like a pause, overlay, or the \only ...
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Saving a non-animated version of animated beamer/fancyslides slides

I'm new to LaTeX so I don't even know how to phrase my question to search for it! I am making lecture slides for a course. I use \pause before pretty much every bullet point so we can go over each ...
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How to keep two blocks containing item lists in the same position after overlay

I've been trying to use the overprint and overlayarea environments to keep 2 blocks with lists inside in the same position The items of the lists should also have overlays. For some reason, overprint ...
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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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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 ...