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This package makes my beamer presentation go all blue with those dots at the top which tell you which section and subsection I am on, right?

Thing is, when I make my presentation, compile it and then preview it, all the dots at the top aren't in a neat order. For example, in section 1, they go horizontally. The in section 2 they go vertically, and now in section 3, there is some going horizontally and then like 1 dot vertically and then a few more horizontally.

How do I neaten this up?

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Hi Kaish, Welcome to TeX.SE! Could you provide a MWE for folks to play with? Welcome! :) –  cmhughes Dec 2 '12 at 17:41

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It's the intended behavior. Horizontal dots show the number of individual frames in that subsection and vertical shows the number of subsections. Each vertical group is a section.

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\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{Berlin}

\begin{document}
\section{A}
\subsection{AA}
\begin{frame}A\end{frame}

\subsection{AA}
\begin{frame}A\end{frame}

\section{B}
\subsection{BA}
\begin{frame}B\end{frame}
\subsection{BB}
\begin{frame}B\end{frame}
\subsection{BC}
\begin{frame}B\end{frame}
\begin{frame}B\end{frame}
\begin{frame}B\end{frame}


\section{C}
\subsection{CA}
\begin{frame}C\end{frame}
\subsection{CB}
\begin{frame}C\end{frame}


\end{document}
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The navigation circles can also be combined onto one line instead of taking up a line per subsection by passing the option compress eg in \usetheme[compress]{Berlin} or \documentclass[compress]{beamer}. –  cyberSingularity Dec 2 '12 at 18:28

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