# Ignore \pause macro from beamer in scrartcl document

I'm bulding up a beamer presentation and an article. Therefore I have to create some figures which are used in both files. So I created an additional .tex file for each figure which I include in every file. This results in errors, because the \pause command shouldnt be used in scrartcl. Is there a solution to ignore these errors or to suppres the \pause command in the scrarctl environment?

If MWE is needed, I'll add one. But I think it's a general problem. Thanks a lot!

• – 1010011010 May 21 '15 at 19:29
• Unfortunately this won't work for me. But I got the idea to use \newcommand{\pause}{ } inside the preamble so that it replaces all \pause by an empty space. But thanks, your Link brought me there! – Phil May 21 '15 at 20:33
• "Related"... you could patch the command the conditionally use \pause if beamer is loaded. – 1010011010 May 21 '15 at 21:16

I got it my own: Simply ad \newcommand{\pause}{ }inside the preamble to replace all occurences of \pause by a whitespace in the documenet.

• \providecommand{\pause}{} would be even more portable for the code. It would work with an existing \pause (e.g beamer class) too. – user31729 May 21 '15 at 20:59
• You might notice some extra space when doing this. You could look into using \@bsphack and \@esphack to fix this if its a problem. It might be fine though in a figure. – Matt May 22 '15 at 4:16
• To avoid spacing problems, I'd simply use \let\pause\relax. – Gonzalo Medina Jul 20 '15 at 21:37
• @GonzaloMedina Not as convenient as \provide..., though...? – cfr Jul 21 '15 at 2:50
• @cfr In what sense? – Gonzalo Medina Aug 19 '15 at 22:36

You could load beamerarticle. Then you can use whatever commands and environments you like from Beamer. For example:

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{beamerarticle}
\usepackage{tikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\node {Slide 1};
\pause
\node [below] {Slide 2};
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


I'm not going to post the output because it is completely and utterly uninteresting.