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I have two follow up questions to an earlier post: Singapore Beamer Theme - add bottom bar with author info.

  1. How do I add a horizontal line just above the footline contents?
  2. If I add a footline to all slides, how do I remove it from the first slide without removing the original theme's properties?
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  1. You can use a beamercolorbox with colored background.
  2. You can redefine locally the footline template to be empty for a particular frame.

An example:



  \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.333333\paperwidth,ht=2.25ex,dp=2ex,center]{author in head/foot}%
    \usebeamerfont{author in
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.333333\paperwidth,ht=2.25ex,dp=2ex,center]{title in head/foot}%
    \usebeamerfont{title in head/foot}\insertshorttitle
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.333333\paperwidth,ht=2.25ex,dp=2ex,right]{date in head/foot}%
    \usebeamerfont{date in head/foot}\insertshortdate{}\hspace*{2em}
    \insertframenumber{} / \inserttotalframenumber\hspace*{2ex} 

\author[\parbox{.2\paperwidth}{\raggedleft Author One \\ Author Two}]{Author One and Author Two}
\institute{The Institute}
\title{The Title}





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