# Use of \pause in \note{} environment

Is it somehow possible to use \pause in the \note{} environment?

In the example, so that "item 2" on slide and in notes pop up at the same time?

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{pgfpages}
\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item item 1 \pause
\item item 2
\end{itemize}
\note{\begin{itemize}
\item item 1 \pause
\item item 2
\end{itemize}}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


The \pause command in the notes section doesn't do anything here.

Thanks in advance.

## 2 Answers

You can pass overlay instructions to the \note command which specify on which overlays the note should be displayed.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{pgfpages}
\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item item 1 \pause
\item item 2
\end{itemize}
\note<1->[item]{item 1}
\note<2>[item]{item 2}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

• @Dirk You're welcome! – user36296 Oct 4 '18 at 12:18

For completeness: instead of show notes on second screen you can also use second mode text on second screen which allows you to create a parallel presentation on the second screen. This does not provide the visual features of the note environment (like the small version of the presentation slide) but it does give some flexibility in using overlay specifications.

An example that comes close to your question uses \alt<second>, another example uses \only, as in the following MWE:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{pgfpages}
\setbeameroption{second mode text on second screen}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[typeset second]
\frametitle{\texttt{alt<second>}}
\begin{itemize}
\alt<second>{
\item note item 1\pause
\item note item 2
}{
\item item 1\pause
\item item 2
}
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[typeset second]
\frametitle{\texttt{only}}
\begin{itemize}
\only<second:0>{\item item 1}
\only<second>{\item note item 1}\pause
\only<second:0>{\item item 2}
\only<second>{\item note item 2}
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


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