# Adding notes to beamer slide when using “\pause”

I know how to add personal notes to slides thanks to this answer

But, when I use \pause inside the frame, it duplicates the note, like in this example:

%\documentclass[notes]{beamer}       % print frame + notes
\documentclass[notes=only]{beamer}   % only notes
%\documentclass{beamer}              % only frames

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item talk about sth
\pause
\item talk about other thing
\end{itemize}

\note{talk about sth more}

\end{frame}

\end{document}


I want it to output only one note for that frame, how can I do that?

• Welcome to TeX.Stackexchange! – user36296 Jul 3 '18 at 17:35
• Does the handout option for the beamer class do what you want? – Circumscribe Jul 3 '18 at 17:36
• nope, it does not work – cya Jul 3 '18 at 17:44

You can specify that the note should only be shown for the first overlay using \note<1>{...}

You should not use the notes=only class option, it is obsolete and beamer will tell you this with a warning.

\documentclass{beamer}

\setbeameroption{show only notes}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item talk about sth
\pause
\item talk about other thing
\end{itemize}

\note<1>{talk about sth more}

\end{frame}

\end{document}