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But rumor has it that some of them do not like beamer very much. I imagine that this stems from having seen a lot of (thesis and other) presentations filled with seemingly endless pauses after pages of bullets and enumerations, combined with page-long equations, and paragraphs of quoted texts that are hard to read because they are simply too long. When ...


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A blank slide is easy to produce by adding the argument plain. By also adding c you center the text on the page (you also have the options t: top and b: bottom). Note that you must also omit the frame title. \begin{frame}[plain,c] %\frametitle{A first slide} \begin{center} \Huge Coming up: Our Work \end{center} \end{frame} As for text type face and ...


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Since the look of your presentation depends more on how you present than on the software you use, let me first give you some hints/rules about presenting. First Rule: You are the presentation, not the slides! The slides are just a helpfull tool to make people understand, what you are talking about. Second Rule: Don't use too much words on your slides! (...


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Here is a possible solution: \documentclass[10pt,xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.callouts} \usepackage{xparse} \tikzset{ invisible/.style={opacity=0,text opacity=0}, visible on/.style={alt=#1{}{invisible}}, alt/.code args={<#1>#2#3}{% \alt<#1>{\pgfkeysalso{#2}}{\...


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LaTeX beamer I've written a short introduction to LaTeX beamer. Here are some better themes that the standard ones (thanks dcmst). English language course Source (Not complete, as my university doesn't allow me to publish the theme :-/ ) Rendered PDF Tutorial for programming Source: Currently not available, I'm sorry Rendered PDF What's nice in this ...


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Just a few days ago I posted a template I had created for my girlfried: http://uweziegenhagen.de/?p=2877. Her requirements were "not so Techie/TeXie". The current code needs some polishing, I'll update it during the weekend. A while ago I also transformed (with the help of TSX) my firm's corporate design layout from Powerpoint. Without the CD pictures I'll ...


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Here's a way with LaTeX3 macros: \documentclass[t]{beamer} \usepackage{xparse} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} % just add the frame numbers \setbeamertemplate{footline}{\hfill\Large\strut\pagepi{\arabic{framenumber}}\hspace*{1pc}} \ExplSyntaxOn \tl_const:Nn \c_pidigits_tl {1415926535897932384626433832795028842} \DeclareExpandableDocumentCommand{...


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You may also consider using the overprint command. \begin{figure} \begin{overprint} \onslide<1>\includegraphics{./figure1.png} \onslide<2>\includegraphics{./figure2.png} \onslide<3>\includegraphics{./figure3.png} \onslide<4->\includegraphics{./figure4.png} \end{overprint} \end{figure}


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EDIT I did not success in using an algorithm to calculate the pi digits but I can get them by the web using the \write18 command of LaTeX (require --shell-enabled) and the shell command wget and sed. All you need to do is substitute the row \CatchFileDef{\PiG}{pi.txt} in the code below with: \IfFileExists{./digits.txt}{} { \immediate\write18{\...


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You can use \parbox{}. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \lipsum[2] \end{frame} \begin{frame} \begin{block}{text} \parbox{\linewidth}{\lipsum[2]} \end{block} \end{frame} \end{document} It is a bit less exotic than the other answer's solution.


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Hit Alt + PEnter (Edit -> Start new environment) or Alt + PShift+Enter (Edit -> Start new parent environment), depending on whether you are in an environment inside the frame or not. These are shortcuts that insert a Separator environment and start a new frame. This is described in Help --> Specific Manuals -> Beamer Presentations.


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From section 21.3 Details on Modes in The Beamer class User Guide for version 3.36: When beamer typesets your text, it is always in one of the following five modes: beamer is the default mode. second is the mode used when a slide for an optional second screen is being typeset. handout is the mode for creating handouts. trans is the mode for creating ...


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As Andrew Stacey pointed out beamer provides an own \newcommand<> that deals a little better with overlay specification. It is now possible to use \tikzMe{BCD}<+>. As the overlay-specification argument has the delimiters built-in, so changes need to be made to the beameralert style. I opted for two versions; these styles are equivalent: ...


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First thing that comes to mind, really, is to get rid of beamer navigation symbols, because it is a dead give away. You can do that with \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}.


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Without PSTricks. Only up to 19 slides! \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} \usepackage{multido} \begin{document} \multido{\i=0+1}{19}{% \FPtrunc{\x}{\FPpi}{\i}% \begin{frame}{\x} \end{frame}} \end{document}


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The following code worked for me. I removed the natbib package since it was causing problems. I also gave a bibliographystyle. \documentclass{beamer} \mode<presentation> { \usetheme{Madrid} } %\usepackage{natbib} \usepackage{bibentry} \usepackage{graphicx} % Allows including images \usepackage{booktabs} % Allows the use of \toprule, \title[Test]{...


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Maybe with the spy library: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes,arrows,positioning,arrows,spy} \tikzstyle{arr} = [draw, -latex'] \begin{document} \begin{frame} % premier transparent \frametitle{Figure (1)} \scalebox{.3}{ \begin{tikzpicture}[spy using outlines={circle, magnification=3, size=20cm, connect spies}] \node [...


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The \def\pgfsysdriver{pgfsys-dvipdfm.def} trick kinda worked for me, but it totally messed up the position of my images in my presentation. So I decided to dig a little further and here is what I've found : This is indeed a bug, and depending on the beamer theme you are using, the package pgfpages will override the behavior of the theme which is using : ...


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I will add a different answer from the vast majority here. I am an (very) old time TeX user. Albeit Beamer and Tikz are great achievements, I would like to warn especially new users. The web is full of articles about beamer, saying basically "look how simple it is to write your slides". So I will insist on the flip side of the coin. My point is: they should ...


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I found that the --verbose flag will output the bounding box used at each step. Since this was a "growing" animation, the last page is the largest. So to get them all the same size, I ran pdfcrop with --verbose and extracted this output: %%HiResBoundingBox: 48.000022 299.872046 624.124950 420.127932 and then fed that to a second run of pdfcrop, ...


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For fans of tikzstyles, here are a bunch of styles that might help in made visible elements as draw, fill and shade upon providing overlay specifications. The code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes.geometric} \tikzset{ invisible/.style={opacity=0,text opacity=0}, visible on/.style={alt=#1{}{...


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You have the following settings, for example, for each of them you can specify the option between the two brackets. \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[<choice>] \setbeamertemplate{itemize subitem}[<choice>] \setbeamertemplate{itemize subsubitem}[<choice>] \setbeamertemplate{enumerate item}[<choice>] \setbeamertemplate{enumerate subitem}...


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Sometimes I give presentations at local PechaKucha events. Pecha Kucha is a form of presentation with strict rules: you have 20 slides and every slide appears for exact 20 seconds. Unfortuntely they use PowerPoint. So I create my slides in LaTeX, convert the single pdf-pages into png-files and use them pictures as fullscreen pictures in a PowerPoint ...


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I tried to make the total be pi or \pi as well but beamer didn't want to play, this does the digit counting though. \documentclass[t]{beamer} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number] \newcommand{\pifoot}[1]{ \begin{textblock*}{120mm}(0mm,84.3mm) \raggedleft #1 ...


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A slight modification to your code using the xstring package can do the trick. You have to enter Pi as a string, though: \documentclass[t]{beamer} \usepackage{xstring} \usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos} \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{} \newcounter{Pi} \newcommand{\pifoot}{ \begin{textblock*}{120mm}(0mm,84.3mm) \raggedleft \StrChar{...


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I have ported a PowerPoint and a Powerdot theme to Beamer. They are available here.


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I have a written a timeline environment inspired by the question and answers of the following TeX.SX question: timeline and tikz \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=210mm,% paperheight=297mm,% tmargin=7.5mm,% rmargin=7.5mm,% bmargin=7.5mm,% lmargin=7.5mm, vscale=1,% hscale=1]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{...


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Currently I'm working on my own XeLaTeX Beamer Template. It isn't finished yet, especially the colortheme has to be overworked. My goal was to make it as minimalistic as possible without losing to much information like the section name and the page counter. Here are some screens (from an example presentation): You can get the source code and all previews ...


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Could it be that the aspect ratio of the projector isn't matching the presentation? You could try changing to 16:9 by using \documentclass[aspectratio=169]{beamer}. The right ratio depends on your projector. Btw. please try to use a MWE. \documentclass[aspectratio=169]{beamer} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \usecolortheme {orchid} \setbeamercolor*{palette ...


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Your aim seems to be to present several different policies, while leaving the general description of the first two items as a constant. You can use a combination of \alt and \only `: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}[t] \frametitle{Heuristic Policies} \begin{columns} \column{0.5\textwidth} \begin{itemize} \item<1-> These are ...


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