Using beamer's overlay I want to gradually show the items of an itemize environment. However some of the items are supposed to only show for say 3 slides. How do you do this?

In my understanding this should look something like

\only<.-3>{some text}

So starting from the current overlay (.) this should show up to the third following slide (-3).

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I guess you are looking for <.-+(2)>. In detail this means:

  • . the text starts to be visible on the current overlay

  • - until

  • +(2) the next to next overlay (the two overlays plus the frame where the text starts to be visible make then 3 overlays in total)



\only<.-+(2)>{some text}


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