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

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Beamer, tikz-cd: uncover does not work

I have a similar problem to this one, only I'm using tikz-cd instead of tikz. Here is a minimal example: \begin{frame} \begin{tikzcd}[ampersand replacement=\&] ...
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How to uncover piecewise content that comes after a list in beamer?

When I want to uncover list items in beamer, some of the content which comes after the list are already there from the start. For example: \documentclass{beamer} \setbeamercovered{transparent} ...
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Relative Order of Overlays in Beamer

I am creating a presentation with beamer using relative overlays. When the order overlays should appear in is different from the order the tex code is parsed things become difficult (see e.g. relative ...
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How to dim some of the items and keep the others visible in a frame?

I want to do something line this: \begin{frame} \begin{itemize} \item First point, dim this on the next slide. \item Second point, keep this as is on next slide. \item Third point, dim this on the ...
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How can I make a perfect page grid that fits my page for measuring purposes in TikZ?

Question How can I get my grid lines to line up perfectly such that they correspond to the physical millimeters on the page. Situation I have a sheet of A4 paper. I want to draw grid lines on it ...
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Is it possible to use beamer's overlay specifications in other documentclasses?

I'm writing an article that involves a lot of diagrammatic calculus, that is, there is a big TikZ picture with nodes and lines and that picture gets modified slightly in each step of the calculation. ...
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How to change the behavior of user-defined environments using overlays?

first I have to give a link to a related question+answer. I am trying to create a beamer presentation and defined an environment. The environment has an optional parameter and I want that beamer sets ...
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Animating letters in an already animated cell (of a table)

I am a newbie to beamer. I want to animate some cells (the corner cells) of my table to become blue during a presentation. I then want some letters in those cells to be animated to green. Can someone ...
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tikz remember picture inside a latex table for posterior tikz drawing

I am working in a latex table that has tikz figures in it. This is fine, however I want to use elements inside those independent figures to overlay an extra tikz figure on the top of the table. The ...
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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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Combining beamer, tikz, externalize and standalone

I've read a bunch of questions and answers on these topics as well as the documentation of the external library for tikz. I suspect I fundamentally misunderstand what I'm doing. I have a mindmap ...
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Beamer: handout/article mode - produce multiple copies of a frame with distinct overlay numbers

Similar questions have been asked before, but I was unable to come up with a general purpose solution out of the answers provided. First, here is a MWE: %\documentclass{beamer} ...
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Cell overlay in beamer

I used the code posted in this thread to highlight cells in a table: \documentclass[xcolor=table]{beamer} \rowcolors{1}{gray!30}{gray!10} \makeatletter ...
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Beamer overlays with tikz nodes break verbatim whitespace handling

I can't get any of the verbatim environments (alltt, semiverbatim) to respect white space as soon as I place it in an overlay macro: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[fragile] ...
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Beamer: Extra vertical space with \visible

This is related to How to get rid of height differences in two beamer blocks? I'm curious why overlay commands \visible (and \invisible, \uncover, \onslide) would add an extra vertical space ...
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Vertical alignment in tabular with overlays

In a beamer presentation, I use tabular with m columns in order to center content vertically. When I exchange the content of a cell via \visible, vertical alignment doesn't work anymore: ...
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parametric overlay in context

I am trying to make something like excel databars in context TABLE enviroment. I have created overlay, that should draw the databar, but I can't figure out, how to pass data into that overlay. Is it ...
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Beamer - writing a macro to uncover only item i of a enumerate in a frame

I would like to repeat a certain frame at multiple locations in my talk. However, at each time, I want either all the items to be uncovered or only item i to be uncovered. How do I define a macro ...
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Beamer - align with LHS and RHS replacement [duplicate]

I'm writing an presentation of the project where I took a "standard" equation and modified it slightly. I would like to therefore show this by replacing the standard equation with its modified ...
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Beamer: always overlay first table on same frame

A similar question to this one, but now rather than overlaying list items I would like to be able to overlay table floats. While this does the trick for blocks: \begin{frame}[fragile] ...
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Beamer: always overlay first item on same frame

I've read and tried to follow instructions from similar questions but I can't seem to get my slide to work the way it should. I basically have an itemize block and I want my list items to show ...
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Beamer overprint environment altering vertical spacing of items

I have a frame with an itemize environment where each \item contains an equation. Some of the equations will change, however, so I wrapped them in an overprint environment, so that one equation ...
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beamer footnote numbers in overprint

I have a series of text + images that I want to appear on the same slide. Both the text and image have some reference to be quoted for which I am using footnotes (this is done throughout the ...
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beamer overlays and table rules

I am trying to use \only{...} within a table to selectively add blocks of lines. This works as long as I don't have a \midrule or \bottomrule included or following the part contained in \only{...}. ...
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How to include, in beamer handout, a slide exactly as it appears in presentation mode on a particular transition?

I have a beamer presentation where I do something like in the following MWE: \documentclass[handout]{beamer} \include{tikz}% To get \foreach \begin{document} \begin{frame} These I want to ...
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Example numbering changes between overlays

I am trying to include overlaid expex glossed examples in a beamer presentation. However when changing between overlays, the example numbering for the same examples also changes. The code below is a ...
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How to use pause and overprint together?

I want the items of a list (using itemize) to appear one after the other. I can use pause for the same and it works. Now at the end of the list, I want to highlight only one of the items. I thought ...
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How do I create a tikz picture overlay that does not disturb the vertical placement of other text? [duplicate]

I'm having difficulty getting a tikzpicture to not cause a disruption in the vertical placement of material outside of the environment. Here's a MWE that illustrates the problem. ...
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Showing Tikz tree nodes after each other (using bracketing format of \Tree)

I want to display a tikz tree node by node. First A, then A and B and in the end all nodes. Note that I need to do it with the presented format: \Tree [. \node{A};] since trees are automatically ...
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“scanning use of \frame” and “environment undefined”

I added an overlay to a frame and my beamer file started giving my trouble with the two frames that I cut and paste below. More precisely: If I let the two frames in the text and compile, the error ...
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Why does the \onslide command in beamer reset the dimension \hfuzz?

I needed to set \hfuzz to a very large value for a beamer frame which had a substantial number of slides overlayed. Then I found (the hard way) that I have to issue \hfuzz\maxdimen after each of the ...
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Recalling a specific overlay of a tikzpicture in beamer

I am making a presentation and I want to recall some pictures in my conclusion. The pictures are done using tikzpicture and are in separate files, with some overlay specifications. However, I want to ...
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Successive overlays on image?

How could I make appear on a map of Europe successive dots or areas? Say, I want to show countries with slavic languages marking them one by one with a dot/area/rectangle; then, countries/areas with ...
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beamer: How to get tikz spy overlay on top of the other content of a frame

The problem is as follows: On a slide, I have several figures. I would like to zoom into whole figures or parts of them susequently. I tried to do so using tikz spy library with the spy using ...
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Text with overlay is vertically displaced in beamer

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \frametitle{Displacement of text} \only<1-2>{This text will be displaced.} \only<2>{Did you see it?} ...
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Weird overful vbox message when code and image are overlaid in beamer

See the following code. The first two frame contents (first one code, second one image) do not produce any overfull vbox message. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{filecontents} ...
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symbol for multiset [duplicate]

Sets are denoted by \{ 1,2,3 \}. I would like a similar symbol \{{ 1,2,2 \}} for multisets: I'd like this symbol to respond well to \left \{{ or \huge \{{ or \!\!\{{\!\! or M^\{{. Any idea how to ...
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Beamer and siunitx - overlay problem

I try to make a table with siunitx column type in a beamer document with overlay. Here is a minimal non working example : \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{array,tikz} \usepackage[% locale=FR,% ...
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Beamer: including items only some slides using a relative syntax

I am looking for the syntax for making an item appear on say the next three slides. I'm imagining something like \item<+-??> The \item should appear here and disappears 3 slides later, in the ...
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Beamer overlay and listing conundrum

When I try to overlay the lstlisting C code with escape character (so that I can insert a \colorbox), I get the following error: ! Missing number, treated as zero. <to be read again> ...
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Nested overlayareas

I want to have a series of slides, where the upper half is constantly the same picture. I would normally use two overlayareas to split the slide, but at some point I'd like to subdivide the bottom ...
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Using tikz overlay / remember picture option with forest trees

I want to connect two forest trees with an arrow, in a similar way it is discussed here for plain tikz trees. However, it seems to be impossible to add options to the forest environment in a similar ...
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Using \uncover inside a TikZ node text

I am unable to use \uncover inside the text of a TikZ node. Here is what I would like to do: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} ...
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Counters incremented too many times in a beamer presentation with overlays

It seems that a frame with overlays in Beamer needs to be processed multiple times. The problem is that a counter that should only be incremented once is incremented more than expected. How to avoid ...
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How can I include something with overlay specifications in a non-beamer class document?

I've a tikzpicture, in a extra tex file, with beamer overlay specifications. I'd like to include the tikzpicture in the tex file for my slides using beamer, and in the tex file for paper, using ...
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stack multiple PDF pages

I have two PDF files, a form page with header and footer and a content page, and like to merge (overlay) them into a single page. Both PDFs are full size A4 portrait pages. I've tried this: ...
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How to let an overlayarea appear in the beamer mode?

I basically have the following code for one frame \subsection{} \begin{frame}{VERY INTELLIGENT FRAME TITLE} \begin{columns} \begin{column}{.5\textwidth} \centering ...
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How to overlay a call-out box on text? [duplicate]

I wish to achieve following. There may be many variant of this.
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Beamer overlay specification for description

I find myself using more and more using the following overlay specification for the description environment. The Animal Kingdom \begin{description} \item[Gnus] \uncover<+->{these are ...
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Beamer: How to make an environment which is like “altenv”

Reading Section 9.6.3 of the beamer book, I try to make a new environment which should behave just like alertenv but with different visual effects. Here is the code I use for testing this. ...