Take the 2-minute tour ×
TeX - LaTeX Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'd like to change the color of a footnote, both the text and the mark in a presentation I'm preparing using beamer. The example I give below works in article but not in beamer...any ideas why not?

%\documentclass{article} %works.
\documentclass{beamer}   %does not work.
\usepackage{color}
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\color{red}\fnsymbol{footnote}}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
Thus we expand every part of the solution, $u, U, V$, and $\lambda$ 
as an asymptotic series\footnote{\color{red}This is 
actually a lie\ldots but don't tell anyone}:
\end{frame}
\end{document}
share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 3 down vote accepted

You could use the beamer class command \setbeamercolor for coloring footnotes and footnote marks, for example:

\setbeamercolor{footnote}{fg=red}
\setbeamercolor{footnote mark}{fg=red}
share|improve this answer
    
You beat me by a few seconds. I actually found that the second command changed both the footnote mark and text color. Did you find a way to change both independently? –  Matthew Leingang Nov 29 '10 at 12:58
    
@Matthew: do you mean the first command? In my opinion it's a good default behavior of the first command to change also the mark color (at least it does it in the footer). Independently - no problem, firstly set text color and afterwards mark color to a different one. –  Stefan Kottwitz Nov 29 '10 at 13:38
    
OMM if I do \setbeamercolor{footnote}{fg=green}\setbeamercolor{footnote mark}{fg=red} I get both footnote mark and text in red, not a mark in red and text in green as I would expect. The line separating main text from the footnote is green, though. –  Matthew Leingang Nov 29 '10 at 13:51
    
The footnote text is red by default. More testing: \setbeamercolor{footnote}{fg=blue}\setbeamercolor{footnote mark}{fg=green} make the footnote rule blue, the foonote mark green, but the footnote text remains red. –  Matthew Leingang Nov 29 '10 at 14:08
    
Now I get it. I was testing on the OP's sample code, which put \color{red} into the footnote argument. Never mind! –  Matthew Leingang Nov 29 '10 at 14:20
show 3 more comments

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.