# Additional page with overlays in notes

I am trying to use overlays inside the notes of my presentation. This is needed to be able to explain a tikzpicture with overlays step by step. My current approach seems to add an additional page when the notes contain an overlay.

Consider the following MWE which uses a simple list instead of a tikzpicture on the slide itself:

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{pgfpages}
\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item<1-> Test
\item<2-> Another test
\end{itemize}

\note{
\begin{itemize}
\item<1-> Test
\item<2-> Another test
\end{itemize}
}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


What am I doing wrong?

Instead of manually creating the overlays on the note page, let beamer do it for you:

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{pgfpages}
\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\item<1-> Test
\item<2-> Another test
\end{itemize}

\note[item]<1>{Test}
\note[item]<2>{Another test}

\end{frame}

\end{document}


• Thanks. How would I add an additional nesting level into the notes with your approach? – epR8GaYuh Jan 9 at 13:37
• @epR8GaYuh Nested notes are indeed complicated with this approach. As am alternative you could try this trick: tex.stackexchange.com/a/333896/36296 – user36296 Jan 9 at 13:45
• Ok, seems like adding something like <1-4> after \begin{frame} reduces the number of slides as expected. – epR8GaYuh Jan 9 at 13:56
• @epR8GaYuh That sounds like cheating :) – user36296 Jan 9 at 13:58