# how to keep footline when we use \setbeamercovered{invisible} in beamer

when i use \setbeamercovered{invisible} the footline disappear in the whole tikzpicture frames:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{warsaw}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric, arrows}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{frame}
\setbeamercovered{invisible}%transparent=0}
\centering
\begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=.5cm, auto]
\tikzset{
mynode/.style={rectangle,rounded corners,draw=black, top color=green, bottom color=red!80,very thick, inner sep=1em, minimum size=3em, text centered},
myarrow/.style={->, >=latex', shorten >=.1pt},%, thick
mylabel/.style={text width=7em, text centered}
}
\node [mynode](node) {1};\pause
\node [below=of node,mynode](node1){2};
\draw [myarrow] (node.south) -- ++(0,0) -- ++(0,-.2) -|  (node1.north);\pause
\node [left=of node1,mynode](node2){2};
\draw [myarrow] (node.south) -- ++(0,0) -- ++(0,-.2) -|  (node2.north);\pause
\node [left=of node2,mynode](node3){4};
\draw[myarrow] (node.south) -- ++(0,0) -- ++(0,-.2) -|  (node3.north);\pause
\node [right=of node1,mynode](node4){5};
\draw[myarrow] (node.south) -- ++(0,0) -- ++(0,-.2) -|  (node4.north);\pause
\node [right=of node4,mynode](node5){6};
\draw[myarrow] (node.south) -- ++(0,0) -- ++(0,-.2) -|  (node5.north);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

• As a workaround you can use transparent=0, which does print the nodes on the slide (they are selectable with the mouse etc.) but they appear the same as when using invisible, i.e., you don't see them. – Marijn Apr 15 at 11:03
• This works same as transparent, please check the updated MWE – Abdelhak Elfengour Apr 15 at 11:30
• For me the updated MWE works with a footline on every page with transparent=0 (and no footlines except for the last page with invisible). Maybe you have a different version of beamer? In any case it is just a workaround, it does not solve the actual problem but you can use it as a non-perfect solution in case you don't find the 'real' solution. – Marijn Apr 15 at 11:46
• My beamer version is v3.55, the problem of transparent or transparent=0 is: when arrows overlapped, the upper line hide the lower line and make it invisible. – Abdelhak Elfengour Apr 15 at 12:05
• I see what you mean, this is a different problem, another workaround for that can be to avoid drawing the arrows on top of eachother, e.g., instead of drawing from the south of node, start drawing halfway down the arrow for the remaining nodes with \usetikzlibrary{calc} and \draw [myarrow] ($(node.south)+(-0.008,-0.2)$) -| (node2.north);\pause. But it is getting increasingly more desirable to solve the original problem :) – Marijn Apr 15 at 12:25

There is a dedicated tikzlibrary overlay-beamer-styles that makes the tikz commands overlay aware and we can specify on which slides this should be visible by using \draw<2-5> and similar

\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{warsaw}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric, arrows}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning}
\usetikzlibrary{overlay-beamer-styles}

\tikzset{
mynode/.style={rectangle,rounded corners,draw=black, top color=green, bottom color=red!80,very thick, inner sep=1em, minimum size=3em, text centered},
myarrow/.style={->, >=latex', shorten >=.1pt},%, thick
mylabel/.style={text width=7em, text centered}
}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{content}
\centering
\begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=.5cm, auto]
\node<1-> [mynode](node) {1};
\node<2-> [below=of node,mynode](node1){2};
\draw<2-> [myarrow] (node.south) -- ++(0,0) -- ++(0,-.2) -|  (node1.north);
\node<3-> [left=of node1,mynode](node2){2};
\draw<3-> [myarrow] (node.south) -- ++(0,0) -- ++(0,-.2) -|  (node2.north);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{frame}
\end{document}