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

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How to keep the horizontal overlay area space constant while the contents are updated?

I have the following problem with overlays in LaTeX beamer. On the first slide I want to display while the second slide should show The difficulty is to achieve that the amount of space ...
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Is it possible to implement a “label-goto”-like workflow in composing overlay?

I don't want to hardly code the value 6 in the following code as: I have to manually count the number of steps. The mechanism breaks when a block of code (\Atom in this example) is repeated in the ...
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Uncover items piecewise

I would like to uncover items piecewise, but have two items appear at the same time. I use the beameruserguide page 215 to do so as \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \frame{ ...
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Defining \nextslide in overprint environment in beamer

We all use the \onslide command inside the overprint environment in beamer. However, I find that assigning hard coded slide values, like \onslide<5> in this environment is really cumbersome. ...
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Uncover parts of a tree in TikZ

I'm trying to apply Daniel's method to uncover the bottom right part of the tree in the following MWE. However, when I pass the option [visible on=<2->] to one of the children, it appears to ...
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Adding shadow over image

I'm making a beamer presentation and I'd like to first show an image in its true form: and in the next slide have it shown with a shadow over a part of it like so: Is there a way to do this?
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Two code blocks working syncronously

I need two code blocks in my beamer frame. One will be the code and other will be the output for each line of code. I want to uncover each code line and corresponding output line. So, first it will ...
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\overprint inside \itemize problem — shaky frames

I'm having troubles with a presentation. I want to create something like this \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{ulem} % To strikeout text \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} ...
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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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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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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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problems with pgfplots/ymax

I have two figures that I'd like to connect; both are generated with pgfplots (and in this example, gnuplot). The following works exactly as expected: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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How can I fix the problem of \ref command when I have been used overlays in beamer

How can I fix the problem of \ref command when I have been used overlays in beamer? This problem appears to me when I use overlays. Here is an example \documentclass[notes=show,12pt]{beamer} ...
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Changing code in listings dynamically [closed]

I need to change dynamically the code in the listing by adding just one key word to the code. I tried to do it like this: \begin{lstlisting}[escapechar=|] class MyThread extends Thread { private ...
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Tikz: overlay png or pdf image over another pdf figure

I am newbie in Tikz. I would like to place a png or pdf image on another pdf figure using Tikz overlay.Unfortunately i don't have any Tikz code for both the figures. I have looked at this answer ...
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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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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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How can I replace a box of text with beamer?

I currently have this piece of text for a quiz: \begin{frame}{Quiz} \begin{block}{Frage} With generics the compiler has more information about the types of the objects, so ...
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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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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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How to display a visual marker on the last overlay

Is it possible to display a visual "marker" on the last overlay of every frame? I want to know when an overlay "ends" before I go to the next frame.
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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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Beamer: vertically center picture inside overlayarea

Is there an easy way to vertically center a picture inside an overlayarea environment? Here is a MWE of a small animation: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{columns} ...
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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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Using glossaries (acronyms) with Beamer

I would like to use the glossaries package for acronyms in Beamer presentations. However, when using Beamer's overlay mechanisms, I run into trouble. An acronym (used for the first time) on a slide ...
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Get a includegraphic to stick in the same place for several beamer slides

I am working with a presentation where I want a sequence of slides with a figure that changes slightly for each slide. I want the figure to to stay in the same place for many slides and I want to ...
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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 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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Transparent block and picture inside the environment itemize [closed]

Using Beamer I have one figure inside the environment block that is also inside the environment itemize. Using begin{itemize}[<+->] I have 3 items and the block with the figure is the 4th item. ...
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Overlaying “collapsable” bullet points in LaTeX-Beamer

I am using LaTeX with Beamer to create a presentation. I know what I want a certain slide to look like but have not been able to get it to work without the text or pictures wiggling. Any help would ...
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Problem with beamerarticle overlays and only

I have a problem with beamerarticle. First of all, I'm not that experienced with LaTeX or Beamer. I've gotten this far with samples and stuff without completely understanding, what is doing what. So ...
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Overlay specification that is active on show and 2 more slides

Below is the MWE. What I want to happen is: Alert1 is shown as alert on display. Next click -- alert details are displayed. Alert1 remains Red. Next click -- Alert 2 is displayed as alert and ...
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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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Shorthand overlay specifications for bold text

The following MWE shows the list piece by piece and each item is alert when displayed and back to normal when the next item is displayed. How can I add more default overlay specifications to the ...
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Tikz overlay for subfigure environment- beamer

I have been trying to create a list and a bunch of subfigures (both on each half of the slide). I have used \setbeamercovered{transparent}to progress along the list per keystroke. I want this ...
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Handout is not the same as last displayed state of a frame [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to exclude certain slides from handout OK. Here is the MWE that explains it all. When compiled as beamer (onscreen) option, the itemized items appear on every click. ...
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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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How to make highlighting work in beamer with overlays

I'm trying to use the soul package to get highlighting via \hl{some text}. I'd like to do this in overlays in beamer. I'm trying to follow the guidelines in section 9.6.1 of the beamer manual to ...
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Why do Beamer action specifications for TikZ nodes not behave like \uncover?

NB. I have completely rewritten this question to hopefully clarify things. Executive Summary When creating TikZ diagrams in Beamer, one can add overlay specifications to paths and nodes, as in ...
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Image on top of another one in Beamer

I am trying to place an image on top of another in beamer. I am using \documentclass[slidestop,compress,mathserif,12pt,xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \graphicspath{{images/}} ...
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Addressing overlay specifications in TikZ-pictures

I was creating a mindmap for a presentation using as reference tikzpicture in beamer. My code is: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lmodern} \usetheme{Copenhagen} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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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How can I get the first and the last frame of an part in beamer class?

Beamer class differentiates between pages and frames. To get the first page of a part beamer provides the command \insertpartstartpage and for the last page \insertpartendpage. Is there a chance to ...
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I want a slide deck as dense as a chalk board in a real lecture. How do I get Beamer-style overlays without Beamer? [closed]

I've decided I'm fed up with the standard Powerpoint-esque slide decks and want to instead produce slides for my math talks that look like what I might produce giving a "chalk talk". In particular, ...
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Showing a text after an itemize[<+->] with \pause creates double slide

I've come across some strange interaction between overlay specification and \pause. Basically I have an itemize and after some text(or block). I want to step through the itemize and after that show ...
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Footnote rule in beamer showing too early with overlays

Consider the following MWE : \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{itemize}[<+->] \item item \item item\footnote<.->{footnote} \item item \end{itemize} ...
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(Tikz) graphics: series of pictures _outside_ beamer-style frames and overlays?

I want to create a series of related graphs, for instance, higlighting the traversal through a graph. It works nice using overlays in beamer frames. Can I do analogous things in a normal document? ...
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Overlay `onslide` across slides

At the moment, I have code as follows: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Boadilla} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{1} \end{frame} \begin{frame} ...
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Redefining \\ within tabu environment to be overlay-aware

Background I would like to "alert" each row of a table, one row at a time, using Beamer overlays. Using Martin Scharrer's answer to Why can't I wrap \rowcolor in \only? (Beamer), I came up with ...
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Rolling bullet points in beamer

Often when I use beamer for slides I use an itemize environment with \pause to show off one bullet point at a time. Also, often all the points I want to show on a single slide does not fit and I need ...