# Add Pause to Frame Title

I am using beamer and want to add a \pause in the frame title. I wanted to write

\begin{frame}{Title\pause\footnote{footnote}}\footnote{footnote...}}
...
\end{frame}


This works fine provided the ... doesn't include any \pauses itself (so it seems). However, I do want some \pauses in there. In particular, I want there to be a \pause immediately after the end of the title. That is, the first screen should be just the main bit of the title, the second have the footnote and then third onwards have the full title + footnote and text from the slide.

Here's a MWE.

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{Title\pause\footnote{footnote}}\pause
1
\pause
2
\pause
3
\end{frame}

\end{document}


From Beamer's manual:

The pause command offers an easy, but not very flexible way of creating frames that are uncovered piecewise. [...] much more fine-grained control over what is shown on each slide can be attained using overlay specifications,

That is:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{Title\only<2->{\footnote{footnote}}}
\only<3->{1}
\only<4->{2}
\only<5->{3}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


There are much more useful about overlays that \only: \onslide, \visible \invisible, \uncover, \alt, \temporal, etc. Also many environments and \items can also use overlays as \item<+-| alert@+>.

Run texdoc beamer, is great.

• That looks great, thank you! I Shall check it at work on Monday. Assuming it all works as it looks like it will, I'll accept your answer :) – Sam T Feb 16 at 10:28
• That's great, thank you @Fran. I wasn't aware of the \only command. It looks extremely helpful :) – Sam T Feb 17 at 11:16
• That's very useful, thank you Fran. I have added that information (copy+paste) to your answer. I hope that's ok! – Sam T Feb 17 at 12:45
• @SamT ok! Then I will remove the comment. – Fran Feb 17 at 12:54

One solution to this is the following. It's not overly satisfying though -- it's quite possible that it messes up some stuff of which I am not aware. So hopefully someone will have a better one!

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}{Title}
\end{frame}