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

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How to change subsection title within a frame through overlay in beamer?

On a given beamer slide with three bullet points that are uncovered sequentially, I want the subsection title to alternate with every new bullet that shows up. ...
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How to correct \insertpresentationendpage in presence of \uncover

The command \insertpresentationendpage is supposed to insert the page number of the last page of the presentation, excluding the appendix. However its value is incorrectly increased if \uncover is ...
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tikz spy with beamer overprint

In my presentation, I want to successively highlight different parts of my image using the TikZ spy library. Due to size constraints, the actual highlight is outside of the included image. Therefore, ...
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In beamer, how to strike through an item after displaying

In a beamer frame I have a item list \begin{itemize} \item<1-> World peace \item<2-> Peace in our neighbourhood \end{itemize} How can I strike through the first item on the second ...
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System of linear equations wobbles

I tried to illustrate how to solve a system of linear equations but I don't come along with the different approaches to position the equations. They are shifted at some slides, e.g. if an arrow is ...
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Latex-Beamer: overprint-environment wobbles

I am new to the beamerclass and I am currently trying to write a presentation containing lots of derivations. On one point I want to overlay a derivation by its conclusion and I use the ...
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Beamer color overlay in equation environment

I want to use this overly command <2->\alert<2> inside an equation environment to color some terms. How can I do this?
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reference overlay numbers with names

I have two-column slides where there is a tikz figure on the left, and itemization on the right. There is >10 overlays due to pauses in the itemization, and some pieces of the tikz picture are ...
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symbol for proper ideal (\unlhd + \lneq)

How can I write the symbol for a proper ideal? The standard relations \leq,\subseteq both have a "proper" version \lneq,\subsetneq, but I was unable to find a "proper" version of either \unlhd ...
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verbatim and overlays

I am trying to display a verbatim environment in an overlay. I have the following code but it is giving errors: \only<2->{ \begin{verbatim} Select T3.Subject From T as T1, T as T2, T as T3 ...
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Trouble combining enumitem and beamer

I have trouble combining two things for a set of slides: Adjust item separation globally Use default overlays of lists locally (parameter [<+->]) I use enumitem for 1. but it seems to ...
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Vertically Aligning or Locking Text in Beamer Presentation

I understand that by using overlays in a beamer presentation, one is able to lock text within a frame, and continue to display other items without affecting the position of the previous item(s) being ...
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Simplest way to overlay a text + rectangle label an image?

For my figures thus far I've been using LaTeX's straightforward figure code, i.e.: \begin{figure} \centering \includegraphics[width=6.5in]{figure.png} \caption[Stuff here]{(A) More stuff ...
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Tikz overlay picture over the frame title in Beamer

I am trying to put a tikz overlay picture - A nice, thick red 'X' over a word - On the frame title of a Beamer frame. However, the overlay tikz picture in the frame does not recognize the nodes given ...
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Draw Pareto chart with pgfplots?

I've been following the pgfplots documentation to make some basic bar charts, mostly following this example: \begin{tikzpicture} \begin{axis}[ ybar, ymin=0, width=12cm, height=3.5cm, ...
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How can I add text in the top right corner of a page _without_ using fancyhdr

I want to put a block of text into the top right corner of my document (which uses the article class). The specifications of the document's formatting are very detailed, and it has taken me about 2 ...
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Latex - Beamer: Applies the \cancel command only a specified slides

In beamer, overlay specifications can be used to make certain text commands take effect at different times. For example, \alert<2> applies the alert command only on the second slide. Is there ...
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Beamer: Synchronize overlays for itemized list items in presentation slide and notes slide

I am making a presentation using Beamer and I would like for most of my slides to have an itemize list on the presentation slide that is uncovered using the <+-> style. On the associated notes ...
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How can I write multi line text on the foreground of pages, and how can I align it?

I'm using this to write on the foreground of individual pages of a large PDF (hopefully), i.e one with white spaces to enter in LaTeX notes. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pdfpages} ...
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Show a frame step by step

I have seen people showing one slide progressively by pressing Enter. Could anyone tell me how to realize that in Beamer?
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Beamer vs. Minted: overlays

How to use beamer overlay inside minted code? The obvious solution does not work: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{minted} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile] \frametitle{Foo} ...
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Automated overlay specification with \only and \enumerate

Sometimes, when a list of items is too long to fit on a slide, I do the following to achieve a somewhat better result (ignore commented lines for now): \documentclass[t,10pt]{beamer} ...
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Installing background and foreground page layers with TikZ

Several times I discovered the need to draw TikZ material behind and on top of the page text (How to draw text-anchored tikz line below text instead of above?, Test if a paragraph has a page break in ...
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Beamer \color overlay with more than one color

By using \color<3-4>{blue}{text}, the text will be blue on slides 3 and 4, and black on other slides. Is it possible to make the text red on slide 1 at the same time?
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\subseteq + \circ as a single symbol (“open subset”)

I'm trying to create symbols \opn for "open subset" and \cls "closed subset". I want them to look like this: My current solution is: ...
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Centering images and overprint in Beamer

I'm trying to create a beamer presentation with several images replacing each other on consecutive slides. I've gotten it to work with overprint and \onslide, but cannot get the images centered on the ...
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How do you superimpose two symbols over each other?

I want to superimpose two symbols, e.g. I want to superimpose \vee and \wedge and > and < symbols over each other (not above each other as in stackrel) and Q with a horizontal strike through ...
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Dancing images in beamer

When creating a slide using pauses and \only, I am getting cases where the content shifts between slides. I have tried using overlayarea and overprint as described in Avoiding jumping frames in beamer ...
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Representing linguistic text annotations in LaTeX

I'm writing a document describing the semantics of opinion phrases in English, and in order to do so, I'm annotating particular spans of text as having particular semantic functions within the ...
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How to have nested list overlays without wobble

I'm trying to use overlays to reveal successive bullet points in an itemize environment. Each item contains its own second-level itemize environment, which will also be revealed one item at a time. ...
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Overlaying caron and a vowel in boldface and italic styles

I found that a lovely typeface I wanted to use did not contain the graphs ǎ ě ǐ ǒ ǔ ǚ, which I need for Pinyin romanization in text mode. Discussion below takes ǎ as the example. Using the graph ǎ ...
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Changing elements of arrays in Beamer without shifting the unchanging elements.

An array is to be displayed in a Beamer presentation with some elements constant across all slides in the frame. Other array elements, however, must change with the overlay in the frame and are of ...
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What are the correct arguments for overlayarea?

When I compile the following code, pdflatex takes up 100% of one of my CPU and doesn't stop. I'm probably passing wrong arguments to overlayarea, since I have no idea what they should do (the ...
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Beamer alt command like visible instead of like only

The beamer command \alt<*overlay specification*>{foo}{bar} will insert foo if the current slide is within the given overlay specification, and bar otherwise. It's equivalent to ...
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Overlay symbol with another

Is it possible to overlay a symbol with another? I want to write an equal sign with a question mark overlayed (or the other way around). Note I don't want \stackrel{?}{=} I want the question ...
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How do I alternate graphics in LaTeX beamer

I'm trying to alternate graphics on a slide: \frame{ \frametitle{Verkette Liste Beispiel} \begin{figure} \includegraphics<1>[scale=0.7]{pics/List-0.pdf} ...
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Write text above other text

What I would like to do is to make corrections to a document- to cross out some text using the ulem package and then to put the "correct" answer above it. e.g. ...
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Beamer vs. TikZ: uncover nodes step-by-step

I'm trying to uncover a TikZ image piece-by-piece like so: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{positioning} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Linearity} \begin{center} ...
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In a beamer slide highlight a region of an image with a rectangle overlay

I have a slide with a figure in it. I want to draw a rounded corner rectangle overtop part of a figure to highlight that section. Bonus points if you can draw two rounded rectangles as overlays ...
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Beamer overlay and counter

I have a counter that I want to use for the beamer \onslide command. Using \newcounter{coun} %.... % \onslide<\coun ->{ ....} doesn't work. What is the correct way to do this?
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How do I add custom beamer actions that change an argument?

The beamer manual says: You can easily add your own actions: An action specification like ⟨action⟩@⟨slide numbers⟩ simply inserts an environment called ⟨action⟩env around the \item or ...
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How can I distribute beamer overlayareas in handout mode across multiple frames?

I have a beamer frame with an overlayarea environment. Inside that environment are some bits marked \only<n> so that they appear on consecutive slides. \begin{frame} \begin{theorem} ...
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Take 2: How do automatic overlay specifications work in Beamer (in a nested situation)

I had previous asked a question about this, but I feel that it wasn't focused enough and the answers got a little confused...so instead of editing that question, I've opted to start a new one....I ...
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How do automatic overlay specification work in beamer?

I've tried reading the excellent Beamer user guide, but failed to understand. I understand the basic idea: there's a counter beamerpauses that is advanced by a + inside an overlay specification. You ...
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Using \multicolumn with beamer inside an overlay command

I'd like to have a conditional \multicolumn command depending on the slide, so I put it inside an alt or an only command, as follows: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} ...
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Adding color to a table column as a beamer overlay

I'm trying to have an overlay that adds a background color to a column of a table in beamer. I can create a table with a colored second column using the colortbl package. \begin{tabular}[]{r ...
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How to make beamer overlays with Tikz node

I have a diagram of 4 nodes in my beamer slide. \begin{figure}[h] \begin{centering} \begin{tikzpicture}[system/.style={draw,rectangle,rounded corners=3,minimum width=2cm,text width=1.8cm,text ...
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Avoiding jumping frames in beamer

Sometimes I want an element on a frame to change in steps. I do this by \only<2>{ ... } \only<3>{ ... } etc. But this causes the frame to jump due to different sizes of the ...