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Beamer, overlay and standalone

Short version Is it possible to use standalone to produce externally my figures with overlays and include them directly in my main document ? More details Using the answers of the question Beamer ...
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What is \beamer@spacingcover for?

While I was doing some research on beamer's overlay specification, I found the following two lines in beamerbaseoverlay.sty: \def\beamer@@spacingcover{\beamer@smuggle{\pgfsys@begininvisible\pgfsys@...
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Incorrect PDF page numbering in beamer with notes on same page

I have created a beamer presentation and I want to show the notes on the same page using the beamer option show notes on second screen=right. With this option disabled, the page numbers in the ...
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Exporting a timed presentation (automatic slideshow) to image sequence (video) with fixed frame rate?

I may be beating a dead horse here; but I hope I'll be forgiven, as I have at least a Latex MWE, and some notes about packages :). The thing is this: for a long time I've been looking for some sort of ...
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Show only last overlay in beamer for a single frame

Is there an overlay specification for \frame<...>{ that yields the last version of the frame if the frame is built with relative overlays? The handout version achieves this, but sets it ...
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beamer \againframe showing full frame without any/ with all overlays

Let's say I have a frame with three onslide/item, where the first will originally disappear when the third one shows up. For whatever reason I want to display all three of them again a few slides ...
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xetex beamer math accent

The math accent looks ugly if I compile my beamer slides with xelatex. \hat x in xelatex \hat x in pdflatex Here is the MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{amsfonts,amsmath,amssymb,amsthm} \...
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Beamer + glossaries: how to make \printglossaries show the location in frames rather than PDF pages

I'm trying to use the glossaries package with beamer. In \printglossaries, the entries are shown with page number. The problem I have is that page number is pages in PDF: I'd like to see which slide (...
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Option poster in the \movie command in Beamer doesn’t work

I am trying to get the first frame of an avi file show before playing the avi file using the command \movie[width=1.7in,height=1.7in,poster,loop,autostart]{}{filename.avi} The PDF file compiled ...
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Testing if beamer body is empty

I would like to test the frame body, if it is empty: add some words; discard this frame. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{etoolbox} \makeatletter %\patchcmd\what{}{}{}{} ? \makeatother \begin{...
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Arithmetic overflow in appendix section with metropolis beamer

I want to create beamer presentation with a metropolis theme and progress bar option. And I also need to add an section in the appendix, therefore I add the package appendixnumberbeamer to avoid to ...
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How to precompile beamer with xelatex (texlive 2020)

I am trying to speed up beamer by using the method precompile it using this method. In other words, I created a file mybeamer.tex with the content \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \end{document}...
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Beamer: Show TOC at the beginning of a section only when that section does not have any subsections or the first subsection starts after other frames

I have found a few related questions, and I'll explain below, but nothing is a true solution to this problem yet. I would like to show the Beamer TOC under the following scenarios and only these ...
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Automatic slide advance (transduration) breaks with tdclock crono

NEED I want to use \crono from the tdclock package on a slide. I also want the slide to advance after a set amount of time via \transduration. PROBLEM When using both \transduration and \crono on ...
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Make beamer accessible (visual impairment)?

I wanted to know if it is possible to include "Speaker notes" in the beamer slides. I want to make a presentation accessible and use the speaker notes to also add detailed descriptions of ...
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Embedding a PDF containing a video in beamer

Similar to this answer, I'm embedding a video in a TikZ environment. I've also enabled externalizing i.e. along with the main pdf, I get another pdf which just contains this tikz picture. Is it ...
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The precompilation with mylatexformat of a beamer document with lualatex fails

To speed up the LuaLaTeX compilation process of my beamer file, I tried, to no avail, to use mylatexformat like I usually do with pdfLaTeX. I am using the following MWE, called beamer.tex. \...
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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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How to expand beamer's slides vertically according to the length of the content?

I am looking for some kind of blend between a slide and a standalone document type where I can add as many comments/notes as I want. A slide because I am making slides, and a standalone in that the ...
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Using \lstinline inside an \item in beamer class in case of incremental overlay specifications?

The answers of Using \lstinline inside a \item work rather nicely with the beamer class. But, as pointed out by the following MCEs when \beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<+->} is uncommented, ...
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Spacing around gather when math color is given

I am trying to get rid of the spacing around gather/align environments in a Beamer presentation. As usual, I set the abovedisplayskip & friends registers to zero with \g@addto@macro\normalsize. ...
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Different Aspect Ratios: Notes vs. Slides

I created a presentation using LaTeX Beamer and I'd like to present it using SplitShow. Using an embedded .nav file in my PDF, I can use SplitShow's interleaved mode to display the slides on the ...
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\ifbeamer@anotherslide and \ifbeamer@localanotherslide in beamerbasedecode.sty

At the beginning of the source file beamerbasedecode.sty of beamer class, two switches are defined: \newif\ifbeamer@anotherslide \newif\ifbeamer@localanotherslide By reading beamerbasedecode.sty and ...
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How to keep the subsection counter when using \part in Beamer?

I'm using Beamer to create my lecture notes. I'm using \part{} to separate individual lectures. However, I find out that if a part starts with a subsection, then the subsection counter is ...
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How many pages, not frames, have been already generated before the current one?

Using LuaLaTeX to generate a Beamer presentation, at some point, I have to know (on the Lua side) how many pages (not frames) have already been generated before the current one? \documentclass{beamer} ...
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Jupyter notebook to beamer

There are plenty of solutions to transform a RStudio script to Beamer. However, there are not solutions to transform a Jupyter notebook of Python to Beamer... Is there any automatic way to insert ...
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How can I embed or link to a video in Beamer?

I have made a video which I want to embed into my beamer presentation. However, I couldn't find a way to do it. I did some research and found out that since Adobe had discontinued Flash LaTeX couldn't ...
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Change parskip in beamer without side effects

Background If I understand correctly, beamer does not distinguish between lines and paragraphs, as far a vertical spacing is concerned. As an example, there is no visible difference in this MWE: \...
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Format table of contents in beamer

I can create a table of contents in beamer using \begin{frame}\frametitle{Outline} \tableofcontents \end{frame} which will lead to a list similar to enumerate, i.e. first section second section ... ...
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How do I add a frame title specifying the section and subsection names whenever a new subsection come up?

I'm very new to StackExchange, let alone LaTeX. The issue here is temporarily adding a frame title to whichever frame comes right after a new subsection is defined. Following is a sample code with an ...
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Beamer: extra blank line between display math and enumerate

I use the beamer class. If display math followed by some enumerate environment, beamer will insert an extra blank line between them. The following is the codes. \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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cross ref between \frametitles{} in latex

I have a long beamer presentation so I would like to create an unnumerated reference to \frametitle in both directions. Many thanks in advance. \documentclass{beamer} %Information to be included ...
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Defining opentype fonts for beamer themes

I am working to adapt the jhsph beamer theme (https://github.com/jfiksel/jhsphbeamer ) to work more generally for other JHU departments, ideally making the theme at least approximate JHU's "...
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Display MS VBA code in the title page of a LaTeX presentation with Beamer

Below you find a working MVE. My question is how I can integrate nicely visualised MS VBA code with the minted package into \defbeamertemplate*{title page}. I know how to do it outside of a title page ...
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Vertically align separation line between title and subtitle

I am desperately trying to (1) vertically align title and subtitle of a titlepage whilst (2) creating a separation line exactly between title and subtitle. This is what I've got so far: The vertical ...
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What is the Flash Player alternative for playing embedded videos in a PDF?

When Flash Player was still being supported, using LaTeX Beamer for presentations, one was able to compile a PDF with embedded videos/gifs in it (using \includemedia[]). The videos were interactive at ...
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Remove spacing around lstlisting in beamer blocks

Consider the lstlisting in this MWE. (I have added normal text and itemize environment blocks for comparison.) \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usepackage{listings} \begin{document} %\...
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How to get a font weight bolder than \textbf{}?

I have been trying to reproduce a Beamer presentation template from a former teacher but I can't find out how they managed to change the font weight to be this bold. How can I get the font on the ...
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List of "higher-level" Beamer packages

I wanted some control over my Beamer slides, so I started reading about how to create a Beamer theme from scratch. However, in the process of doing so I discovered Metropolis, which I regard as a ...
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Reduce top margin of itemize when inside columns environment (beamer)

I wrote the following example code: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Copenhagen} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{block}{Top margin is fine} \begin{columns}[b,onlytextwidth] \begin{...
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Add some extra kerning behind letters in math mode in beamer metropolis

This is MWE: % !TEX program = xelatex \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme[numbering=fraction,block=fill]{metropolis} \setsansfont{Fira Sans Book}[BoldFont=Fira Sans SemiBold,Scale=0.95] \usepackage{bm} \...
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On some specific slides I want to either show an icon (bell) or ring it once when I reach that slide in the presentation

The icon (bell) OR the bell-sound is intended to remind me to engage the class in a discussion, or ask a hidden question to elicit discussion!
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Space between title sections and subsections in Table of Content (Beamer)

Does anyone know how can I increase the space between the titles of sections and subsections in the Table of Content? Here is my current Table of Content. To be more clear, what I am looking for is ...
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Beamer: change font in math mode for one slide

I want to set the font of equations to computer modern (as in articles) only for specific slides. This is, change the font in the middle of the presentation. \usefonttheme[onlymath]{serif} works but ...
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Beamer bibliography icon together with numbering

Is it possible to have Beamer bibliography icon together with a numbering? This post shows a nice way of selecting the icon according to the type of reference. However, beyond showing the type I would ...
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Automatic slide advance with AtBeginSection

I am using automatic slide advance (transduration) with \AtBeginSection, the problem is it stops at the next local TOC, i want it to stop at the end of the curent slide, not at the local TOC. \...
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Remove lines from block title

Whenever I render my slides, there is always at least a vertical or horizontal (sometimes both) line in the title environment of my block sections. If it is of relevance, I am using TexStudio on ...
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Beamer multilevel lists with the Madrid theme

I wish to have multilevel list which includes the previous level number, i.e., Item 1.1 Subitem ... However, it seems that the Madrid theme does not allow this. MWE: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{...
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numbering slides within part

I would like to change the way the slides are numbered in Beamer and how they appear in the footline. I would like the slide numbering to be reset after each \part of the presentation. More ...
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beamer \usetheme madrid

I do not understand why this minimal example does not work with me : \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \begin{document} \begin{frame} toto \end{frame} \end{document} The error says : ...
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