I'd like to change the symbols used for itemize lists inside beamer notes. Setting for example \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[triangle] affects only my itemize lists outside of notes (besides the styles for those outside are different than for those in notes).

How can I change the symbols used for itemize lists inside notes?


You could include the following commands in the preamble:

\AtBeginNote{\setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[triangle] \par}

(The \par commands are there to make sure that there's no unwanted run-in from the preceding text into the note text, and vice versa.)

  • What if I have to change the symbols multiple times in a presentation? Now I use {enumerate} package to do it. But every time I do not put in a number such as in \begin{enumerate}[$\bullet$], I get annoying warning "the counter will not be printed". What do you suggest me to do then? – Troy Woo Jul 1 '15 at 16:55
  • @TroyWoo - I'm afraid I don't fully understand your objective. Please consider posting a new query that lays our your goals. – Mico Jul 1 '15 at 17:02

I guess with beamer note you mean the article, or? If yes, it is fairly easy: Just redefine the symbol in the corresponding \mode block.


A while ago I have created an example showing how to create both, article and slides, in one document, have a look at: http://uweziegenhagen.de/?p=1053. I used the above command with this example.


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    In beamer, "notes" are (usually) things that are meant to show up on the presenter's own screen (e.g., on his/her laptop) but not on the main screen that the audience gets to see. See Section 19 of the manual, "Adding notes for yourself." – Mico Jan 3 '12 at 19:43

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