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

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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Clever beamer animation? Writing a script that changes a tikz picture in beamer?

Here is a start of an answer to this "challenge": \documentstyle[beamer] \usepackage{tikz} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \tikzset{click/.style={draw}} \begin{tikzpicture}[start chain=going right, ...
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Relative overlay specification in beamer?

Reading the following quote from the beamer manual, I was left a bit confused: When you write <.->, a similar thing as in <+-> happens except that the counter beamerpauses is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Create Two PDF versions of Classroom slides from Single LaTeX file: Teacher and Student

Is there a way to create a single document that will process a LaTeX file in two different ways (different preambles) and produce two different outputs. Specifically, I want to produce a set of ...
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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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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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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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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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Vertical double asterisk that aligns well with the double dagger

The LaTeX text footnote symbol sequence begins with ∗ † ‡ § ¶ ∥. I'd like to define a vertical double asterisk ⁑ (\textastdbl) so that I can insert it into the sequence: * ⁑ † ‡ § ¶ ∥ (note: actual ...
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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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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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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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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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Tikz: overlay png or pdf image over another pdf figure

I am newbie in Tikz. I would like to place a png or pdf image on another pdf figure using Tikz overlay.Unfortunately i don't have any Tikz code for both the figures. I have looked at this answer ...
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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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Successively reveal tree bottom up

I am trying build a tree bottom up in a beamer document, i.e. to draw it on screen starting from the most deeply embedded leaves. I've found a lot of Q&As and discussions on how to have trees ...
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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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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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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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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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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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tikzmark position erratic in overprint environment of beamer

My aim is to highlight a term in an equation, and draw an arrow pointing to another one. Here's my code \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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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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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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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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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 box around text - the correct way?

I have something that "works," but I'm wondering if there's a more elegant solution. I want to box some text after an itemize in beamer, so this is what I'm doing: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Two code blocks working syncronously

I need two code blocks in my beamer frame. One will be the code and other will be the output for each line of code. I want to uncover each code line and corresponding output line. So, first it will ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...