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Advantage of LaTeX presentations?

I've read that LaTeX can be used also for presentation, and that there are tools to make PDF presentations. But I'm wondering: since LaTeX is a typographic language made to separate content from ...
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Make beamer not look like beamer

I'm going to present my senior thesis in front of our faculty members, by using beamer. But rumor has it that some of them do not like beamer very much. So I decided to make my slides not look like ...
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How to number slides with an increasing number of digits of pi?

How to number frames with an increasing number of digits of pi? Illustrative, I want the frame numbers to be like 3 (on the first slide) 3.1 (on the second slide) 3.14 (on the third slide) ... and ...
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Beautiful presentations done with TeX and related systems

I recently had to persuade a fellow student that you can create beautiful presentations with LaTeX and beamer. Luckily, I already had some examples. But I'm sure that there are better presentations, ...
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Which package to use for presentations ? Beamer, Prosper, or Other

I have to prepare my slides in latex. A quick search came up with different packages. Before start preparing, I need your experiences. I do not want to regret after learning one as I did, learning vim ...
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Are there any repositories of “killer slides” for Beamer?

I used to work as a consultant and have been spoiled with nice looking slides. For instance, being able to create slides that have 2, 3, or 4 graphs (perfectly positioned and with nice headers!) at ...
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Typing and editing Beamer presentations

The ratio of markup to content in a beamer presentation is fairly high relative to a standard LaTeX document. What strategies do you use for speeding up the task of typing and editing beamer ...
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Explanatory bubbles in beamer

In the MWE below I want to place an "explanatory bubble" (see picture inserted below) pointing to the word "Integer" in the 8th line (the bubble should superimpose the text, a transparency effect such ...
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Printing beamer slides?

I want to print handouts of a Beamer presentation. I am using psnup to a create a copy with multiple slides per pages. I notice that there is a lot of empty space on the top of each slide and the ...
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Highlighting in Beamer using TikZ nodes

This question led to a new package: aobs-tikz Is it possible to alter the code in the following MWE to the effect that “ABCD” is visible on both slides but only on the second it has the red ...
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shrinking tables for presentations

What is the most convenient way to shrink a table to fit in a beamer slide?
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Are there alternatives to Beamer for slides ?

I like Beamer and I use it but I wanted to check if there other classes for slides or presentation purposes to consider seriously when starting to write a presentation.
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Which alternatives to the beamer class exist?

The title is pretty much self-explanatory. Do you know any LaTeX based beamer alternative? In my university, everyone is using beamer, and every presentation has the same layout, I'm sick of it. I was ...
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How can I set a time between slides to create an automatic slideshow with beamer?

I switched from PowerPoint to Beamer. I developed my presentation in Beamer and would like to create a slide show that will play my file automatically. Is there a way to set a time between slide as ...
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Beamer: Creating a slide with short, centered, prominent text

Between the introductory slides and the meat of my presentation done in Beamer, I would like to add one slide with the text: "Coming up: Our Work". Or some such. This is the only text on this slide, ...
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Ideas for transposing/splitting a TIKZ figure from A4 article to beamer presentation

Context. I am having this kind of tikzpicture in my article which I would like to include in a beamer presentation : Please note that the figure was simplified, since groupI represents a group of ...
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High level macros and environments based on Tikz

I was browsing the tikz examples that I found this wonderful example. The example uses tikz to create a tex environment to produce a framed text. The result looks like this: The underlying process ...
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How to make a dissolving transition with LaTeX Beamer?

For a presentation I want to visualise the growth of a tree using a dissolving transition. Under Linux it works fine to use \transdissolve for that, Evince properly draws the transition. ...
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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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Note page showing the next frame

I would like to customise the note pages in Beamer to show: the current frame that they refer to with its number, the next frame of the presentation with its number, the section and subsection, the ...
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How display LaTeX code in LaTeX document?

I'm making Beamer presentation. How I can display LaTeX code inside presentation?
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text justify in beamer

I like to justify the texts inside the block using beamer. I cant do that in presentation. Can any one please help me?
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Multiple colour themes in one beamer presentation

I'm preparing a single seminar talk on three more-or-less unrelated results. In order to visually separate these results, I wanted to give each one a different (custom) colour theme for the ...
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Slide ticker in beamer presentations

I am using 'beamer' for presentations. I have a Main Titles and a few slides under each. For example, Introduction has 4 slides Methods have 5 slides. I want to put kind of a ticker at the top of ...
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How to make a larger “\dot”

I'm writing up some notes that will be displayed on an overhead projector. The standard time-derivative \dot{x} produces a dot that is hard to see. Does anyone know of a package or have a macro that ...
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How to present TeX documents directly from the iPad on a projector?

Now that there are useful authoring environments for TeX documents available on the iPad, I would wish to be able to present their results (e.g., a beamer document) directly from an iPad via the VGA ...
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LaTeX template for Lecture notes

Looking for some good templates for creating lecture notes to be given to students. Mainly for computer science subjects. More frequently need short lecture notes.
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LaTex article to Prezi-style zooming dia -presention?

Prezi is a proprietary software here. I found beamer, powerdot, HA -prosper, prosper, slides and seminar. Which one or something similar should I use to create something like Prezi-style zooming dia ...
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LaTeX Visual Novel Engine: Does it exist?

Did anyone in the past use LaTeX to create a "visual novel" engine? I've been using http://www.renpy.org/ for rare presentations when I need functionality the beamer class in LaTeX doesn't easily ...
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Sans serif font with distinguished capital I for math.

I work a lot with matrix algebra. I also give a lot of presentations. It'd be nice to have a good sans serif font to use for both. Currently, my choice is the bitstream vera sans with math package: ...
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LaTeX error when inserting code listing in LyX

I am currently making a presentation in LyX. After I have inserted some XML code in a code listing, I am getting this error: Paragraph ended before \lst@next was complete. Paragraph ended before ...
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How do I make pdfcrop output all pages of the same size?

I am trying to crop a powerpoint animation that I converted to pdf for import into beamer (using ppsplit), but when I run pdfcrop (from texlive) to reduce the whitespace, it crops the pages ...
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Combining strengths of Beamer and WYSIWYG drawing tools [closed]

I used to use Beamer, and I loved it. However, compared to a WYSIWYG software like Powerpoint, creating slides with Beamer is so time-consuming, especially for graphics and animations (I don't overuse ...
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Presentations best style

What is the best package/style to build a presentation? I use PDFSLID. Any better?
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Beamer or MS Powerpoint/LibreOffice Impress?

I am preparing a seminar course and will be showing a lot of figures: photos, screen captures of journal figures, etc. Some amount of equations but probably less (by slide count) than the images. I ...
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Enlarged Characters

for a presentation about Chinese characters I need to enlarge a single character so that it takes about the size of 1/4 of the page (I plan to show 4 different characters in some kind of grid, which I ...
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Examples of great presentations and alternatives to Beamer

I am familiar with beamer and have used it extensively but I was blown off when I saw this: http://online.redwoods.cc.ca.us/instruct/darnold/linalg/latex/project_latex.pdf I would like to know how ...
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Is it possible to suppress all frame titles in beamer?

I would like to know if there is a beamer option to suppress all frame titles. I suspect not, since this may seem like an odd thing to do. The reason I want to do it is because I have to make two ...
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What is the defaults font in \documentclass{slides}?

Because beamer is more powerful, I am learning to use it to prepare my presentation. But, I prefer the default font style in \documentclass{slides}. So, I have two questions: What is the defaults ...
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Add an progress bar image based on page number

I would like to add a "progress bar" to each page of my report. I have 25 images named pbar1.png to pbar25.png, as shown below, to be put on slides: pbar1.png: pbar12.png: pbar25.png: Because ...
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Problem with \overlays

I latex the following tex. I got error in the line below \end{slide} as Undefined control sequence } I found out that the problem is related to \overlays. ...
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Graphical interface for generating presentation slides

Is there a good graphical interface, similar to PowerPoint or LibreOffice Impress, for generating presentation slides? When writing documents I prefer to write my text and LaTeX-markups using a ...
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Presentations with flexible page layout

I'm new to presentations with LaTeX; can the Beamer class be used to create flexible page layouts, such as shown below (yellow boxes will be filled with either images or text)? Each page may use a ...
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How can I change the math font in slides class?

I use the "slides" class to get full size equations for a presentation. (Yes, it needs to be in Powerpoint ;) ) However, I want to have the standard math font (like in the article class). There seems ...
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Insert second slide with Lyx and Beamer

I am trying to create a presentation in LyX using Beamer. I am using LyX 2.1.0. I created a new document, and selected Document -> Settings -> Document Class -> Presentations -> Beamer. ...
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Automatic beamer presentation with one slide generated for each image in a directory?

I would like a simple script to "scrape" every image in a directory into a single beamer presentation as follows: $ ls %img1.jpg %img2.jpg %img3.jpg $ *run script* %OUTPUT SOMETHING LIKE ...
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How to design shapes in beamer presentation?

I would like to prepare a presentation in beamer. I would like to include some shapes in some of the slides. I would like to ask what is the best way to do so. Is it better to draw the shapes using ...
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Can we use media9 to show a video on a PDF but the video is not embedded to the PDF?

I have video tutorials that I want to show in my presentation with beamer class. I don't want the video files get embedded to the PDF because they will make the PDF size very very huge. If you know ...
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Beamer with Warsaw Theme: Two column navigation

I am using Beamer with the Warsaw theme to make a presentation. I quite like having a mini-outline of the TOC at the start of each slide. However, I have found that it tends to take up quite a bit ...
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Aligning equations across slides (/only)

Goodday, I am currently working on a presentation on the Calculus of Variations. In it I present a proof for the Euler equation. Currently I use the following Latex code: \begin{frame} ...