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I have to add a \supervisor field to the title page of my presentation. Is there a way to do that in beamer?

I tried adding the supervisor information to the \author field, but the content of the author field are also displayed on the footer of all the slides, and I wanted just my name to be there. If adding a field is not possible is there a way to display custom text at the footer?

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I am not (yet?) a beamer user, but if you look at beamerinnerthemedefault.sty you will find a command beginning \defbeamertemplate*{title page}{default}[1][] that seems to hold the definition of the title page template. You might be able to modify it to fit your needs. – Harald Hanche-Olsen Jan 14 '11 at 21:03
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You can do the following:

\author[Your Name]{Your Name\\{\small Supervised by: Your Supervisor's Name}}

for example. The optional argument of \author is the short author, which goes in the footer.

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That's what I needed. Thanks! – Dronacharya Jan 14 '11 at 21:28
\small has no effect in my beamer document, any idea? – Rasoul Jan 2 '13 at 14:59
@Rasoul Without seeing your code it's hard to tell what the problem is. The difference between \small and \normalsize isn't very much. If you try \author[Your Name]{Your Name\\{\small Supervised by: Your Supervisor's Name}\\Supervised by: Your Supervisor's Name} you should see that the first line is shorter than the second line, showing that the \small is having the correct effect. – Alan Munn Jan 2 '13 at 18:21
@AlanMunn The \small effect is indeed not very noticeable. Is there a way to add a field so I can define the font size? – LWZ Aug 21 '13 at 17:04

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