I have a slide with many overlays. Shortly before the talk I notice that I need to save some time, and I want to remove one overlay from the slide, i.e. go from overlay 3 directly to 5.

Is there a way to do so, besides manually re-numbering all overlay numbers >4?

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    (Untested, hence a comment) Try changing the \begin{frame} to \begin{frame}<1-3,5->. Feb 5, 2014 at 9:42
  • @AndrewStacey Tested: Remember where it is and click the right button twice on the small wireless click-thing with a laser pointer :) BTW, if I remember correctly, the "overlays" are called "slides".
    – yo'
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:06

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You can specify which overlays are actually rendered by adding an overlay specification to the \begin{frame} of the frame environment. For the case described here, putting:


should work. That says that beamer should render slides 1 to 3, then from 5 onwards. (Note that if there is no slide corresponding to 5 then one will be made anyway as this counts as an explicit mention of that slide.)

For more possibilities, see the description of the overlay specifications in the beamer manual.

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