\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?


    \item item 1 \pause
    \item item 2 with default transition \pause 
    \item item 3 with transdissolve transition \pause
    \item item 4 with default transition \pause

  • You don't need to load the packages amsmath or amssymb in beamer.
    – dustin
    Aug 14, 2013 at 14:35

1 Answer 1


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

\item item 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? Aug 14, 2013 at 14:53
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    @karlkoeller a misspelling
    – dustin
    Aug 14, 2013 at 14:55
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    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. Aug 14, 2013 at 14:58
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