I am using latex to create a document in the beamer class. Say I have a frame with three bullets. In order to keep the attention of my public, I would like to start with only the first bullet and then advance to the next two bullets by letting them appear after I click on the mouse/pointer. In Powerpoint I would do this by using one slide and letting the additional bullets appear via the appearance option.

However, the only way I can think of to do this in Latex, is making three different frames: one with one bullet, the second with two bullets and the third with three bullets. This is unhandy and furthermore (I am using \usetheme{Darmstadt}) every frame is given a different circle in the contents in the upper part of the frame, such that I get way too many circles.

Any smart ways to resolve this?


Or you can specify how show each item:

\begin{frame}{Only one frame}
\item<1-> One bullet
\item<3> One more  bullet
\item<2-> Another  bullet   
  • How can I use this method to start with an empty frame and then get the first bullet after I click? – Funzies May 17 '14 at 11:15
  • @Funzies Of course, put \pause before of the enumerate environment. – Fran May 17 '14 at 11:30
  • Thanks! But if I use the code \pause \begin{itemize} \item<1->{Text1} \vspace{0.4 cm} \item<2->{Text2} \end{itemize}, then indeed there are no bullets to start with, but after clicking both bullets appear at once.. – Funzies May 17 '14 at 11:33
  • @Funzies, yes, because after \pause you are in the second slide, so both <1-> (first and the following slides) and <2-> (second slide and the following) appeared. Solution: use \item<2-> for the first item. – Fran May 17 '14 at 11:49

You can use \beamerdefaultoverlayspecification.

\item A thing.
\item Another thing.
\item And another thing.

There are lots of ways to control this type of effect; it's probably best to consult the relevant sections of the beamer package documentation for more details.

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