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

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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 ...
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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. \uncover<1>{\subsection{...
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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 overprint-...
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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 added/...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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} \begin{minted}...
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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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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 opinion....
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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 non-...