# Ignore pause in LaTeX beamer with handout

When preparing my LaTeX slides with the beamer class for a presentation, I have used pretty often the pause command. This command splits a frame and hides the content under pause on the first frame. This is very helpful to give the audience step by step the content of a talk. But this can be very annoying when clicking throw the slides after the talk. There is a simple solution to ignore the pause commands.

## Using the pause command

Here a small example for the pause command in a beamer presentation.

% presentation.tex
\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Example}
{\Huge
This is\\
\pause
a small example\\
\pause
of the \textit{pause}\\
\pause
command.
}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

We can compile this presentation with pdfTeX and the one frame will be splitted into four frames.

pdflatex presentation.tex

## Ignore pause command with handout option

We can ignore all pause commands in the presentation wit the option handout. Here the same document with the handout option.

% presentation.tex
\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Example}
{\Huge
This is\\
\pause
a small example\\
\pause
of the \textit{pause}\\
\pause
command.
}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

If we compile the document again, the one frame is again only one frame.

## Ignore frames in handout mode

If we want to ignore also other frames in the handout mode, we just have to add handout:0 to the frame.

\begin{frame}<handout:0>
\frametitle{Example}
This frame will be ignored in handout.
\end{frame}