# Change Placement of In-Frame Beamer Notes - [item]-Notes NOT at End of Page

Currently, (and this is even mentioned in the current Beamer User Guide, Chapter 19), in-frame notes are ordered such that those notes that used the "[item]" option are all bunched up at the end of the subject note page.

Is there a relatively painless way to change this so that you can list said "[item]" notes, say, in the middle of the notes page?

Here is a MWE to show what I'm looking for:

\documentclass{beamer}

\setbeameroption{show notes}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
This is boring.
\note{I want this to be line 1\par}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 2}
\note{I want this to be line 3}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


The output (notes page) of this code is:

WHAT FINALLY WORKED FOR ME:

Please see the selected answer below, plus the comments attached to same, for the explanation behind the following code. Also note that the indentation problem (as per ted_kingdom's comment below said selected answer) still exists.

\documentclass{beamer}
\setbeameroption{show notes}
\begin{document}

\makeatletter
\def\beamer@myrenewcom<>{\@star@or@long\beamer@myrenew@command}
\def\beamer@myrenew@command#1{%
\expandafter\def\expandafter\beamer@name\expandafter{\csname @orig\string#1\endcsname}%
\expandafter\let\beamer@name=#1\relax%
\@ifnextchar[{\beamer@@myrenewcom{#1}}{\beamer@myrenewcomnoopt
{#1}{0}}}
\def\beamer@@myrenewcom#1[#2]{\@ifnextchar[{\beamer@myrenewcomopt{#1}{#2}}{\beamer@myrenewcomnoopt{#1}{#2}}}
\long\def\beamer@myrenewcomnoopt#1#2#3{%
\ifnum#2=0\relax%
\expandafter\def\expandafter#1\expandafter{\expandafter\beamer@sortzero\expandafter{\csname beamerx@\string#1\endcsname}}%
\else
\expandafter\def\expandafter#1\expandafter{\expandafter\beamer@sort\expandafter{\csname beamerx@\string#1\endcsname}{#2}}%
\fi%
\beamer@argscount=#2\relax%
\expandafter\renewcommand\csname beamerx@\string#1\endcsname[\beamer@argscount]{#3}%
}
\long\def\beamer@myrenewcomopt#1#2[#3]#4{%
\expandafter\def\expandafter#1\expandafter{\expandafter\beamer@presort\expandafter{\csname beamerx@\string#1\endcsname}{#2}{#3}}%
\beamer@argscount=#2\relax%
\expandafter\renewcommand\csname beamerx@\string#1\endcsname[\beamer@argscount]{#4}%
}

\makeatletter
\myrenewcommand<>{\beamer@inframenote}[2][]{%
\ifbeamer@inlecture%
\only#3{%
\def\beamer@temp{#1}%
\ifx\beamer@temp\beamer@itemtext%
\expandafter\gdef\expandafter\beamer@notes%
\expandafter{\beamer@notes\par\hskip30pt$\bullet$\hskip10pt#2\par}%
\else
\expandafter\gdef\expandafter\beamer@notes%
\expandafter{\beamer@notes#2\par}
\fi%
}%
\fi%
}

\begin{frame}
This is boring.
\note{I want this to be line 1}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 2}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 3}
\note{I want this to be line 4}
\note{I want this to be line 5}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 6}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 7}
\note{I want this to be line 8}
\note{I want this to be line 9}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 10}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


A minimal working example

\documentclass{beamer}
\setbeameroption{show notes}
\begin{document}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand<>{\beamer@inframenote}[2][]{%
\ifbeamer@inlecture%
\only#3{%
\def\beamer@temp{#1}%
\ifx\beamer@temp\beamer@itemtext%
\expandafter\gdef\expandafter\beamer@notes%
\expandafter{\beamer@notes\par\hskip30pt$\bullet$\hskip10pt#2\par}%
\else
\expandafter\gdef\expandafter\beamer@notes%
\expandafter{\beamer@notes#2}%
\fi%
}%
\fi%
}

\begin{frame}
This is boring.
\note{I want this to be line 1}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 2}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 3}
\note{I want this to be line 4}
\note{I want this to be line 5}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 6}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 7}
\note{I want this to be line 8}
\note{I want this to be line 9}
\note[item]{I want this to be line 10}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


• I can confirm that it works. However, it breaks text indentation of the itemised text spanned across multiple lines. – honey_badger Jul 24 '17 at 17:59
• @ted_kingdom Maybe we can fix it by \parshape or \hangindent or whatsoever... I have little idea about the TeX core. – Symbol 1 Jul 24 '17 at 18:03
• @Symbol1 Thank you for answering! – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Jul 25 '17 at 19:21
• @Digger It seems related to a known, solved bug. Maybe ....... update? – Symbol 1 Jul 25 '17 at 21:09
• @Digger Lines 4 and 5 are together because there is not \par at the end of line 4. In your MWE there does exist a \par. So what do you want? You want to control this manually or automatically? For the later, replace the line \expandafter{\beamer@notes#2} by \expandafter{\beamer@notes#2\par}. – Symbol 1 Jul 28 '17 at 15:18