# Appendix section in beamer with handout mode

I want to make a presentation and add some slides at the end as an appendix. The normal slides should have transitions "<+->", but the appendix ones should be like handout. Is there an easy way to do this?

• Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – jub0bs Mar 24 '14 at 20:57

Do you mean something like this?

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}

\beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<+->}                % uncomment to uncover everything step-wise

\begin{frame}{A Frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item One
\item Two
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<1->}                % uncomment to uncover everything step-wise
\appendix
\begin{frame}{\appendixname}
\begin{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


Alternatively you can determine the frame transitions on a frame-per-frame basis

cfr's solution is clearly better if you have quite a few frames in a row with the same transition type. I typically use some of my frames with transitions and others to write on with a stylus so I don't want transitions on these frames because I'd lose everything I write at every transition.

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[<+->]{A Frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item One
\item Two
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\appendix
\begin{frame}[<1->]{\appendixname}
\begin{itemize}

Note you can omit the [<1->] on the second frame because this is the default behavior unless you use \beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<+->}