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Adjusting 2 images under a tikz drawing on a beamer template

I am trying to display 2 images just under a \tikzfigure in a beamer template but the adjustment seems very wrong. It seems like the tikz drawing has a too large height to fit with the figures on the ...
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How to display successively 2 objects on the same frame on beamer

Is it possible to display a paragraph on a template then immediately hidding it and displaying another paragraph at its place. I don't know how to do it because in my case I would like to display an ...
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How to get rid of the dot at the end of the title of a reference in beamer class?

Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[isbn=false,giveninits=true,uniquename=init,style=authoryear-comp,backend=biber,sorting=ynt,natbib,maxbibnames=99,maxcitenames=3,hyperref=...
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no spaces between fonts and unnecessary bold font [duplicate]

\documentclass[svgnames,A4paper,8pt]{beamer} % dvipsnames gives more built-in colors \usepackage{ragged2e} \usetheme{Ilmenau} \useoutertheme{miniframes} % Alternatively: miniframes, infolines, split \...
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Differences in theorem numbering styles [closed]

I want to have Theorem 1.1, Theorem 1.2, ... Theorem 1.n, Theorem 2, Theorem 3, Theorem 4.1, ... in a Beamer document. How may I go about? Edit 1 - Packages in the preamble: {amsmath, amssymb, ...
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How to enable hyphenation? [closed]

When I use this template, I found it disables hyphenation. I spent several hours looking for a solution without success. I don't understand why a template disables hyphenation and I can't enable it. ...
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how to adjust the width of the block title to the length of the text

I want the block title width to automatically adjust to the length of the text. In the following MWE, I have changed the beamer template for the block environment and set the width of the block title ...
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Default area height for Beamer overlayarea

I have recently been working with the overlayarea environment. In the example below, I like the transition from the first to the second slide: specifically that the One and the Seven appear at the ...
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Empty institute produces non empty short institute

In my beamer presentation, I have intentionally left the \institute macro undefined/blank and when I test whether the automatically set macro \insertinstitute is empty, it does indeed produce the ...
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Item is misplaced using overlay and `Copenhagen` theme

Please consider this MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \makeatletter \newcommand*{\overlaynumber}{\number\beamer@slideinframe} \makeatother \usetheme{Copenhagen} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \...
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dashed border for beamercolorbox

Is it possible to draw a beamercolorbox with a dashed border? I cannot find in the Beamer documentation the possibility of such kind of decoration.
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Beamer blocks with image background

I'm using a blackboard style beamer that works really well. But I want to try and block the text up a bit. I'd like it to look like chalk shading like this: Like these: https://stock.adobe.com/uk/...
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beamerarticle and includeonlylecture

I am using for my lecture a one-content solution with two main files of documentclasses beamer/scrbook+beamerarticle. Now I want to make use of the command \includeonlylecture but it seems to not work....
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Footnote 1 by 1

I have "4 items" in "Frame 1" of the beamer. I have the same "reference 1" for "item 1 and item 2", "item 3" has no reference, and "item 4" ...
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Having multiple horizontal sections in tikz

I am trying to get something that looks like this: Currently, I just have different frames for each of the 3 columns in the image. How can I get just one frame with these 3 columns? \begin{frame}[t]{...
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Produce a pptx or keynote file from a beamer presentation

I'm giving a presentation at a venue with a production staff. Although they claim not to need to edit or re-brand my slides, they have asked me to supply the slides in advance using either powerpoint ...
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Framing \frame using mdframed with beamerarticle

I want to generate handouts in article style that include my beamer slides (mostly diagrams) and explanations. For that I am now considering to use beamerarticle. I want to frame the slides using ...
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BeamerArticle: Box around text between frames with mdframed causes error

I am using beamerarticle and want to put a box around the content between frames and only when there is really content. Is that possible? I tried it with mdframes package quite symmetric to Framing \...
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LaTeX Beamer - \beamer@centeringfalse does nothing inside \setbeamertemplate

I am trying to make a custom beamer title page which fills from the top down. I can use \beamer@centeringfalse to change this but this is a global setting for the whole document. When I put the ...
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Beamer. Configuring the section with \renewcommand

In a document using the beamer class, I would like to replace the section numbers by an indication such as "Step", which will obviously have to appear in the table of contents (...
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How to get backgroundtemplate of current slide to show up in Beamer's notes page?

As a way to share a plot or other graphics for a single slide, I use \backgroundtemplate, before \begin{frame}, to specify a full-screen graphic to use as background, with just a title or sometimes a ...
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Simple specification of the global size of smartdiagrams

I am thinking of using smartdiagram package in beamer presentation. I found various size options, but my interest is simplest so as to fit the size of the diagram within the beamer slide size without ...
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Make table of contents fit in sidebar - beamer

I am having trouble with my sidebar in beamer. I'm using the PaloAlto theme, and have too many sections & subs, so it's running out of the frame. I have read that I can reduce fontsize, was ...
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Beamer : two different styles for frames

I'd like to make a presentation about networking for 16yo childs. Some of my transparents are for everyone to understand, others are more "level Jedi 2"... I use a Warsaw theme with beamer, I'd like ...
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Beamer themes that look good in 16:9 wide screen

Which beamer themes create good looking and functional slides on 16:9 screen? I would like a theme that shows where in document we are, i.e. at least section and maybe even full table of contents. ...
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Biber backend not working in Texpad

This post is similar to this one insofar the biber backend not working (and BibTex backend working). I would like to resolve this problem within the Texpad application, whose settings are determined ...
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Reveal parts of multiple \item at the same time

In the following MWE, I'd like the frame to consist of two slides. On the first slide, only the 3 items (Item 1, Item 2, Item 3) should be visible. On the second slide, additionally, the 3 ...
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Beamer: reformat title text in definition block

I am using the Monterey theme in Beamer which displays definition block titles as Definition (My Definition) I would like to change that to Definition: My Definition \documentclass{beamer} \...
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Absolute positioning in Beamer, with overlays, without TikZ

Update: I have written a package to handle the issue: abspos. There are many similar questions to this here already (e.g., How can I make textpos respect beamer overlays? and beamer: how to use \...
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Beamer newline after quote

After a quote environment, Beamer fails to ensure text begins on a new line: Code: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame} Quote: \begin{quote} Quoted. \end{quote} I quoted....
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How to pass options from beamertheme to beamer class?

How to pass options from custom beamertheme to beamer class (and already loaded packages)? slides.tex: \documentclass[ %xcolor=table, % this option should be set in the theme! 17pt, % you can ...
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Limit content width in Beamer

I'm using Beamer (Madrid theme) with a logo added to the right lower corner of each frame using the following: \addtobeamertemplate{frametitle}{}{ \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay] \node[...
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Replace overlays for last slide

I would like to create a command/environment for my Beamer presentation that allows me to display blocks/list items/… step by step using <+-> and then, on the last slide, that hides all ...
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Recover long name of a section in beamer (nameref used)

In beamer, I'm introducing a slide at the beginning of each section with \usepackage{nameref} \newcommand*{\currentname}{\@currentlabelname} \AtBeginSection[] { \begin{frame} \begin{...
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Is it possible to move text of foot line in beamer

Question: In my slide when you compile, we can see that in foot-line there are three parts (Name , Title , date with page number). My question is Can we move our title from foot-line to head-line (...
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Change colors/contrast in beamer navigation between active and dimmed section

The code below gives the following output for the head: Here the first section on the left is active and the others not, but the difference is quite small, I would like the active section to be in ...
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How do you adjust the transparency/opacity of active and non-active sections in the beamer footer? [duplicate]

I'm using pdflatex, beamer class, boxes theme. I have a footline with the sections of my document listed there. It slightly grays out the non-active section titles in the footer, but not enough. How ...
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beamer handout using custom theme leads to undefined control sequence of custom newcommand [closed]

I would like to create slides and a handout/manuscript using the same source files. For convenience, I have some shortcuts defined in my custom beamer theme, which seem to be skipped when translating ...
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grey out a complete slide on beamer

I mad a bloc in front of other content. Now i want to not highlight the slide like shown in the picture bellow. How can i do that.
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\pause in tikzpicture breaks footline

I've discovered that you can \pause within a tikzpicture, which works well until I switched the theme to one with a footline. I've created a "test case" that illustrates the problem. \documentclass{...
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Move watermark under beamer palette

I add a watermark to all frame in beamer presentation but I have this problem: I would like the watermark when it overlaps with the palette to go under so that it does not appear. How could I do to ...
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Section titles for documentclass beamer

I am using the template available here to make a poster. Using section in the document doesn't display the section titles, \section*{Equation 2:} \subsection*{Number = 2} \begin{equation*} X = CS =...
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How to retrieve the height of the box in a beamercolorbox environment?

I am working at a new beamer theme and I am wondering if it is possible to retrieve the height of the last shipped out beamercolorbox. To set up a reasonable minimal (although horribly looking) ...
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How to remove top margin in Latex Beamer

I'm playing around with Beamer themes and currently designing a custom title page. However, I can not figure out where the margin between the top of the frame and the top of the text comes from. MWE: \...
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Simple way to have same height position for all titles in beamer

This is a general question in order to know if there is a simple way to have all the \exampleblock titles being on the same height in a beamer presentation ? For instance, for 2 different templates, I ...
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2 boxes on each other with \columns

I would like to display 2 boxes : one on each other beside a figure on a template. I am using the \column environment since it seems to be the most appropriate. For the creation of the boxes, I am ...
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Handout Mode in Beamerarticle

I'm currently helping to make some course notes for a new course at my university. One feature the lecturer would like is to be able to have a handout version of the notes with parts hidden for the ...
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Get the total number of sections in beamer

In beamer you can use \inserttotalframenumber to print the total number of frames. Is there a command to print the total number of sections?
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What happens inside beamerpost and theorem environment

If I compile \documentclass{beamer} %\usepackage[scale=4]{beamerposter} \makeatletter \setbeamertemplate{theorem begin} { {\color{blue}\inserttheoremheadfont% \bfseries \inserttheoremname \ifx\...
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Beamer : Overlay-aware environments using \newtcbtheorem

I recently tried \newtcbtheorem to define new environments, however, these are not overlay-aware. Any idea why this is happening ? Here is a MWE : \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[theorems]{...

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