I would like to exclude certain slides when I export my document as a handout using the corresponding option #+LaTeX_CLASS_OPTIONS: [handout].

I know what I need to arrive at in LaTeX to achieve this:


And I know that I can use the property BEAMER_OPT in Org Mode to specify frame arguments like shrink that will be passed on as optional frame options in square brackets to get, e.g., \begin{frame}[shrink]:

* Slide title
  :BEAMER_OPT: shrink

However, how can I use Org Mode to properly pass on the <handout:0> option in the required format in angle brackets?

  • Can you try with :PROPERTIES: :BEAMER_ACT: <handout:0> :END: ?
    – user29473
    Jul 4, 2020 at 14:37
  • Yeah, it works! Great, thanks a lot! :) How could I have found out? I couldn't find this option anywhere and maybe there are even more options I can use from org-mode that would be useful.
    – wuqui
    Jul 6, 2020 at 8:24
  • This was just a lucky guess. I found an example that used a similar syntax for blocks and thought it might be worth a try in case this also works for frames
    – user29473
    Jul 6, 2020 at 8:37

1 Answer 1


You can pass overlay specifications to the frame using the following command:

:BEAMER_ACT: <handout:0>     

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