# \pause doesn't work in beamer

Good evening,

I encounter problems with the \pause command in beamer. There is not any pause that work in the pdf resulting file and I do not understand why. If any could help me, thanks. Here is my code.

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}% [handout] supprime la barre de navigation en bas à droite.

\usepackage[french]{babel}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
\usepackage{graphicx}
%\usepackage{mathtools}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{listings}
\usepackage{soul}
\usepackage{algorithm}
\usepackage{algorithmic}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{matrix}
\usepackage{bbm}
\usepackage{amsthm}

\usetheme{Warsaw}

\title{Paramertic free form shape optimization for electromagnetism problem}
\author{Pierre Bonnelie}
\institute{Université de Limoges}
\date{June, 10th 2013}

% Sommaire automatique
\AtBeginSection[]
{
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Sommaire}
\tableofcontents[currentsection, hideothersubsections, pausesubsections]
\end{frame}
}

\begin{document}

%\beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<+->} % Pause entre chaque \item de itemize.

% Page de titre
\begin{frame}
\maketitle
\end{frame}

% Sommaire
\begin{frame}
\tableofcontents
\end{frame}

\section{Optimal trajectoy problem}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item ahaha
\pause
\item aaahhaha
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
Voici ma première idée, je cause, je cause...
\pause
Voici la deuxième idée que j'affiche
quand     je suis prête à en causer.
\pause
Voici la troisième idée après réflexion.
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Optimal trajectory problem}
\begin{itemize}
\item test 1
\pause
\item Vector field
$$\begin{array}{ccccc} v & : & \mathbb{R} \times \mathbb{R}^2 & \to & T\mathbb{R}^2\\ \end{array}$$
\pause
\item Objective function
$$\begin{array}{ccccc} F & : & \mathcal{B}_{N,D} \times \mathcal{C}(\mathbb{R}^2,T\mathbb{R}^2) & \to & \mathbb{R}_+ \\ & & (\gamma,v) & \mapsto & F(\gamma,v)\\ \end{array}$$
\pause
\item Minimization problem
$min ...$
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Un exemple de titre}
\framesubtitle{avec un exemple de sous-titre}
Enfin, le texte ! :)
\end{frame}

\section{Shape optimization problem}
\end{document}


I compile with pdflatex file.tex but all the pauses does not work at all.

Thank you.

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Of course they don't work; you are in handout mode, and for a handout the effect of pauses is obviously deactivated; replace

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}


with

\documentclass{beamer}

• Short and effective. Love this! – lmsasu May 17 '14 at 5:38

In a recent presentation, the \pause command was working on all slides but one. It turned out I was using the shrink option with the wrong syntax. I had written:

\begin{frame}[10]


\begin{frame}[shrink = 10]

Once I fixed the shrink code, the \pause commands on the slide all started working again.