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When I create a long beamer frame which is automatically splitted into slides by using allowframebreaks option, it has a little bigger vertical margin for the first slide. I would like to make it more consistent with the rest of the frame. I cannot find the reason of this behavior and a way to fix it.

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[t,allowframebreaks]
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\end{document}

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  • if you replace the backslashes with white space (to make a new paragraph instead of a line break), does the problem go away? Jul 1, 2015 at 14:45
  • Yes, it happens with paragraphs and also with things like printbibliography that was the original command used when I've noticed it.
    – Peter
    Jul 1, 2015 at 14:56
  • I could be misinterpreting something, but my document with each paragraph consisting of a single letter A and enough paragraphs to force the allowframebreaks option to take effect, I don't see the vertical offset you describe. There might be a pixel or two, or maybe none at all, but certainly not the nearly 50% of the baseline height you show with the backslashes. Jul 2, 2015 at 3:32
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    I've checked this once again (replaced \\ with double newlines, with \pars and with regular whitespaces) – the result is always the same, i.e. as in the screenshoot comparison above. I suppose that in my case allowframebreaks seems to redefine some dimensions when switching to second slide (I use 64-bit MiKTeX).
    – Peter
    Jul 2, 2015 at 9:55

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This problem has been fixed in https://github.com/josephwright/beamer/commit/fd369b715b9c8738da88d1589785fe48ecff1031

The fix is included in beamer versions >= 3.54

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