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How can we break down section and subsection as only section on the header on the beamer?

For example,

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AA is from section and DATA is from subsection.


Is it possible that 'AA DATA' appear on the center only using section?

\section{AA DATA}

Thank you,

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I don't understand your question. Could you please elaborate a little more? – Gonzalo Medina Feb 18 '14 at 3:27
I am sorry but this is still not clear: "appear on the center only using section". Do you want all the headline to have just one color? – Gonzalo Medina Feb 18 '14 at 3:47
Hi, Gonzalo: Thank you so much for this answer. It works for me. – user46377 Feb 18 '14 at 4:28
up vote 4 down vote accepted

I am not sure if this is what you want:


  \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=2.65ex,dp=1.5ex,center]{section in head/foot}%
    \usebeamerfont{section in head/foot}\insertsectionhead\hspace*{2ex}

\author{The Author}
\title{The Title}
\institute{The Institute}


\section{AA DATA}


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I redefined the headline template to use just one beamercolorbox of width given by \paperwidth and containing just the name of the current section, centered.

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