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

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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 [closed]

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 ...
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Can a beamer frame have both [containsverbatim] and hidden/shown block options? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: \pause won't generate extra slides in a containsverbatim frame I use lstlisting environments in my beamer frames, but I would also like to have blocks with ...
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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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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; ...
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Position of \only within a \tabular

I have the following code: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Boadilla} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{tabular}{ll|ll} \only<1>{only 1} ...
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Multicolumn doesn't work well with onslide

I have the following code which works without error: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Boadilla} \usepackage[frenchb]{babel} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{tabular}{ll|ll} ...
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Tikz overlay with subfig, axis & externalize

I am trying to draw lines between two different tikz-drawings, placed in subfig-environments, for example the corners of the small blue rectangle in the left image and the corners of the axis ...
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Fix the height/length of a minipage

I have 2 columns in 1 slide. On the left hand, it is a tabbing inside a minipage in a framed. Some sentences are shown one by one by overlay, that results in the height/length of the whole minipage ...
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Beamer: Pausing before the first item in itemize[<+->]

In Beamer, \begin{itemize}[<+->] causes items to appear one-by-one. However, item 1 is visible starting from the first slide itself. Is there a way to insert a pause before the first item too? ...
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Parallel overlays in Beamer

I have 2 columns of blocks side by side in 1 slide: \begin{columns} \begin{column}{0.48\textwidth} \begin{block}{left block 1} left block 1 \end{block} \begin{block}{left block 2} ...
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Overlay of blocks in Beamer

I have several blocks in a slide: \begin{block}{block 1} block 1 \end{block} \begin{block}{block 2} block 2 \end{block} \begin{block}{block 2} block 2 \end{block} Does anyone know how to ...
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Add Overlays in beamer \tableofcontents items

I'm writing a presentation in beamer. I want to show semi-transparent overlays in the table of contents items. I mean, I want to show the current item text in black color and the next ones in gray. ...
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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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Beamer overlay images in column environment

I have a frame with the two columns, one for an image, and one for itemized text. For example, \frame{\frametitle{hello} \begin{columns}[onlytextwidth] \begin{column}{0.4\textwidth} ...
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Interference between \includeonlyframes and \onslide across tabular row

I seem to have run into a strange interference between \includeonlyframes and use of \onslide to uncover a row in a tabular environment. Consider the following: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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“negative” font overlayed with a photo

I would like to write some text in latex, then replace the black of the letters by a transparent layer, and overlay on top of a PDF photo. I could do it by exporting to photoshop, but I would like a ...
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Re-cover Beamer overlays, while keeping a subphrase uncovered?

Original question In a Beamer presentation that I am writing, I have an itemize list and would like to make each item visible one-by-one. Then, starting on the slide after a given item appears, I ...