# Beamer - change transition style within a slide

Preamble

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{amsmath, amssymb}


Here is a frame with an itemize list where the items appear one by one. Is it possible to change the transition style between item 2 and item 3?

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item item 1 \pause
\item item 2 with default transition \pause
\transdissolve
\item item 3 with transdissolve transition \pause
\transreplace
\item item 4 with default transition \pause
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\end{document}

• You don't need to load the packages amsmath or amssymb in beamer. – dustin Aug 14 '13 at 14:35

To achieve the desired result of having item 3 dissolve, you need to change to

\item item 3...
\transdissolve<3>


This tells the 3rd frame to dissolve, which doesn't affect the rest.

As karlkoeller points out, you can adjust the duration with the optional argument [duration = ] with the time you enter. Additionally, there is the optional argument [direction = ] with the degree you enter. This affects the effects direction. See page 141 of the beamer documentation for more detail.

• What is \transitiondissolve? – karlkoeller Aug 14 '13 at 14:53
• @karlkoeller a misspelling – dustin Aug 14 '13 at 14:55
• OK, you can also add to the answer that you can adjust the duration of the effect (e.g. [duration=0.5]) so to make it more complete. – karlkoeller Aug 14 '13 at 14:58
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