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

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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 ...
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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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Differences and best practices: \onslide vs. \uncover, \onslide+ vs. \visible, \onslide* vs. \only?

Page 81 of the Beamer v3.20 user guide describes the behavior of the \onslide command. In particular, there are three forms when the optional text argument is given: \onslide⟨overlay ...
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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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Overprint environment inside tikz node: unexpected alignment of content

I want to use an overprint environment inside a tikz-node. I expect the content text of the overprint-sections to be aligned centrally, but it aligns right and even protrudes a little beyond the ...
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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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ignore subscripts or hide subscripts

Is there a way to define a command in a way, that a possible subsequent subscript is hidden? something like \newcommand{\mycommand}[1]{#1\nosubscript} analogously to math operators and \limit if i ...
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Using \uncover in beamer with a counter

I am using a table in my presentation and it is ordered by date but I want some major dates to be visible on the first slide and all other dates to become visible slide by slide. I thought it would ...
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\pause and \framebreak in the same frame

I'm trying to use \pause and \framebreak in the same frame and it does not work. The reason why I need that is that I'm writing a proof over several slides but don't want the stuff showing up all at ...
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Accessing the current overlay number in beamer

For some beamer related code in one of my packages I need to access the current overlay number. I mean the internal number used for things like \only<1>{..}. \only<1>{ Some internal ...
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Overlay images and block in beamer

I found this slides on Internet with a very nice style. http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~tov/pubs/alms/alms-popl2011-slides.pdf How can I overlay blocks and image as in this slides? Specially this ...
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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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Repeat scaled version of slide, \savebox and \usebox in multi-slide frame?

I have a frame where I uncover a tikz-diagram in 12 slides. In the next frame, I want to repeat a scaled-down version of the full diagram (slide 12). I've tried to use a combination of \savebox, ...
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Using beamer \visible command inside a table, without adding vertical space

When using the beamer \visible command inside a tabular environment, beamer adds an extra vertical space before the text. For example, in the following code, beamer adds an empty line before the word ...
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Splitting a beamer animation

I have a complex animation that evolves over a series of slides (a \foreach \frm in {1,...,12}\only<\frm>{ loop where certain parts are selected on individual slides with \visible). So far I ...
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How can I use overlays in beamer when producing graphs with dot?

I usually describe graphs with graphiz and I enjoy dot2tex which produces the corresponding TikZ code. To explain an algorithm in a presentation, I need to uncover the nodes and edges of a graph step ...
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Which : \only or \onslide ? (Beamer)

In beamer v3.0 guide (slide 121) , I've found: In case of subtle differences in the heights of replacements, overlayarea and overprint environments can be used. But it's not clear to me. What ...
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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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Overlays: Color subformulas successively

I want to color different subformulas with overlays successively. \frame{ \onslide<1>{$$\textcolor{red}{a} \land (\textcolor{red}{b} \lor c)$$} \onslide<2>{$$\textcolor{red}{a} ...
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tikz and beamer overlays. How to avoid repositioning of images?

I want to slowly uncover nodes in a tree. however when I use overlays the resulting image will jump around in the slides. how do I get rid of that? \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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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Using beamer overlays to set different styles in TikZ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make beamer overlays with Tikz node I'd like to draw a figure in TikZ for a beamer presentation, and color various nodes differently in different overlays of the ...
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is there a “size-independent” method for overlaying two symbols to form a composite?

in this question a composite symbol "diamond plus" is requested for use with plain TeX. a good-looking version was provided, but it works in only one size. if the same symbol is needed for a title or ...
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Overlaying in Beamer — Setting the text on each overlay to be in the same spot when each overlay has some different text [closed]

I am trying to create a slide in beamer that has four overlays. There are four sections to the slide. On each overlay, each subsequent section of the slide appears and along with additional ...
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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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Displaying page construction guides

Is there any way to overlay some lines and dimensions on the document so that one can see where the margins end and more easily examine the overall layout and ratios of elements on the page? See for ...
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An Example from the Microtype Documentation

While exploring the depths of the microtype package with regard to LuaTeX I came across this innocent looking page 18 from the microtype.pdf 2.5 beta-08. As the blue note in the margins hints a ...
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Beamer - Weird bug in bibliography

I am putting bibliography in my last frame. It seems that the command \beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<+->} makes the article symbols look like book. You can see this by remarking this ...
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Beamer - gradual exposure in the same frame

I want to reveal gradually several items in the same frame in a certain order. In the following MWE I want to reveal item 1 (make item 1 appear first), then reveal table 1, then reveal item 2, then ...
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epsdice does not respect beamer overlay with \setbeamercovered{dynamic}

I am trying to use the package epsdice in a beamer presentation. This package provides the command \epsdice which takes a numerical argument between 1 and 6 and draws the corresponding face of a die. ...
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TikZ picture on the entire frame in beamer without using overlays

I have a beamer presentation with several TikZ diagrams that spread across the entire frame, i.e., use the full screen size. I am using the overlay option to make sure the picture captures the entire ...
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Is there a way to uncover arrows in an xymatrix?

Is there a way to uncover arrows in an xymatrix? Usually when I have problems with \uncover I use multiple frames, but I would like to be able to do this on a single frame. Here is a sample: I would ...
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beamer: More elegant way to uncover list items starting on the second slide?

Using LaTeX and beamer, I'm using the shorthanded notation <+-> and its variants (e.g. <+-| alert@+>, etc.) to have list items uncovered so that I do not have to manually enter a specific ...