A theme dictates some or all features of the appearance of a {beamer} presentation.

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Design a custom Beamer theme from scratch

No matter how hard I search, I cannot find any information on creating a Beamer theme from scratch, as opposed to LEGOing it together from the built-in inner, outer and color themes, maybe modifying ...
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Christmas theme

In the process of making a paper for school look good, I came to wonder, if there was such a thing as latex themes for regular papers? What I am think about in particular would be a Christmas theme, ...
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beamer: Create own headline theme

I'd like to create a custom LaTeX beamer theme like the one in the snapshot below which I took from a presentation whose source code I do not have. Nevertheless, I'd like to reproduce these results on ...
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I need a beamer theme simulating blackboard presentation

I always remember the school days, when the teacher used to write on a blackboard. I want to revive the feel of "blackboard" teaching in one of my presentation. But I do not know how to customize the ...
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logo in the first page only

I want to insert the logo in the title page only. However, it displays on all pages! How can I make these two figurs display as logo in the title page only? I type in the preamble: \logo{% ...
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Table looking like a block

The goal is to create a table that has the same style than a block of the used theme in order to have a consequent style trough the document. this can be done by the following two methodes shown in ...
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How do I customize Beamer template?

I need to create a custom Beamer presentation theme for my company. I need to do the following: Include company logo in the header of each slide Include large company logo in the center of the ...
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Two logos in opposite side on beamer

I am making a presentation in beamer. Because I am affiliated in two organisations, I want to have two logos, one on bottom left corner and the other one on the top right corner. How can I do that? ...
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Explanation of beamer theme matrix

I am trying for themes given in the beamer theme matrix but when I am changing the theme of my presentation like PaloAlto or CambridgeUs it was changing accordingly but when I was trying with the ...
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Modify footer of slides

I am editing a presentation with beamer, the theme is Boadilla: \date{date} \title[The title is quite quite quite quite quite quite long]{The title is quite quite quite quite quite quite long} ...
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How do I replace Warsaw black to someting else, like color theme beaver does?

The Warsaw theme uses black for the left half of top and bottom bars, and blue for the right half. Theme color beaver replaces these two colors with two shades of gray. How can I do the same within my ...
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Changing Enumerate Colors using Beamer Theme Berlin

I am trying to figure out how to change the coloring of enumerations in Beamer using the Theme 'Berlin'. I was able to change the color of the Itemize environment by: \setbeamercolor{itemize ...
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\insertshortpart is never empty?

I would like to use \insertshortpart (with some surrounding characters) in a Beamer theme, but only if a short part is actually available. However, if I try to check for emptiness with \ifx...\empty ...
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Modification of Beamer theme

I would like to modify this theme. \documentclass{beamer} \DeclareOptionBeamer{compress}{\beamer@compresstrue} \ProcessOptionsBeamer \mode<presentation> ...
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creating beamer themes with options

Is it possible to create beamer themes that take options? I have three themes that are essentially the same yet each beamertheme<name>.sty overrides certain aspects of the inner, outer and ...
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Custom headline in LaTeX Beamer?

I'm trying to modify some themes in Beamer and nearly have what I want. The last step is to change the headline to display the sections in the presentation. What I have so far is: however, I ...
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beamer dark theme

I have a very simple question - there are a bunch of beamer themes, however, all of them have white background. I would like to use some theme, let's say Warsaw (since it is perfect), however I'm ...
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How could I remove a header in a beamer presentation?

I'm editing a theme beamer, but I have a trouble I would like to remove the header without remove neither footer or the lateral navigation bar. I've tried with the follow option: ...
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change custom color to theme warsaw

anyone know how to change the dark blue in the theme Warsaw? is that damages the eye dark blue, a color I prefer softer. I tried : \setbeamercolor{title}{fg=red!80!black,bg=red!20!white} and ...
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Beamer theme with fading (=gradient to transparent) to background image

I am using Singapore theme and want to use a background texture image for my slides. Is there a way to set the gradient in the title background to go 'from title background color to transparent' ...
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Conditional navigation bar on custom beamer theme

I'm trying to create a custom beamer template. However, I can't make the navigation bar to correctly behave in the title page. As shown in the image, where the navigation bar is supposed to be I get ...
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What are structural elements? Customizing the mechnism of beamer color theme

When I search the Internet, I can find many pieces of code including \usecolortheme[named=XXX]{structure}. If I add it to my presentation, I can see maybe there are some changes. I would like to know ...
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Beamer: footer with current slide number but not total slide number

I am using infolines as outer theme and I like it. I would like just to display the current slide number without the total slide number (i.e. instead of "n / N" just "n") in the bottom right corner, ...
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How to change caption color for a color theme in beamerposter?

I am facing a problem. In my poster, I use a color theme, for that reason in figure caption comes with green color, that is quite invisible. Is it possible to change the color? \documentclass[final, ...
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How to create a command to load my own new .sty file

I have created my custom class myclass.cls and I've put it into the BASE folder on MiKTeX dis. (C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\tex\latex\base). Then I have created my xxx.sty file with some additional ...
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What Beamer theme is used in Boyd's Convex Optimization slides?

I really like the theme that is used here: http://www.stanford.edu/~boyd/cvxbook/bv_cvxslides.pdf Can someone identify the name of the theme?
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How to move dark rectangle in headline of PaloAlto theme after changing the sidebar width?

I'm currently using the beamer PaloAlto theme with a headline and sidebar on each slide. I used the command \setbeamersize{sidebar width left=1.7cm} to fit the table of contents in the sidebar. The ...
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Smoothbars meets infolines

I like the intuitive navigation that smoothbars provides. However, when the presentation has too many sections it is hard to display it nicely. In that case I would like to have a split header like ...
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How to include subsection titles next to the bullets with the singapore beamer theme? [duplicate]

I am using Singapore theme in beamer and I would like to have the title of the subsections appearing next to the corresponding bullets, in the header. Would anyone have a suggestion on how to proceed ...
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Documentation on beamer element category to theme element mappings?

I keep looking for documentation that explains the usual mappings between beamer element categories (e.g. "structure") and elements in common themes. I haven't found what I'm looking for in any ...
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How to install Beamer in Mac OS X lion?

I am brand new to LaTeX, and needed beamer package for my PowerPoint presentation. How do I install it? I have read something like this: ...
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Force beamer to look in the CWD for theme?

I have a multiple-author document that I want to use a custom theme for. The document is stored in git, and I would like to store the theme file in the same directory (or a sub-directory), so that it ...
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Make a heading in beamer

I would like to have the ability to add "headings" to content in my beamer slides. By heading I just mean slightly larger text that automatically breaks the row and adds some margins to the ...
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Beamer how to change color of infolines and frame title

How could I change the color of color of infolines and frame title in beamer. I am using this now \documentclass[xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer} \usetheme{CambridgeUS} \useinnertheme{rectangles} ...
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Beamer - Dresden theme: miniframes appeareance and frame number insertion

I am writing a presentation in Beamer using the Dresden theme. From a theme preview I saw that white circles are supposed to appear on the top bar below the section titles of my presentation (to ...
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Increasing the height of the Beamer footline

When I add a tabularenvironment to the footline of my presentation, only the first line is shown. How can I increase the heigth of the footline to show the whole table? ...
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Unwanted space between beamer colorboxes

I'm trying to create a beamer theme that has some colored boxes at the very top and bottom of each slide. So far, I have copied the default theme and added an empty beamercolorbox to it. While this ...
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Modify Beamer's outer theme smoothbars [duplicate]

I am making a beamer presentation with XeTeX, in which I am using Ilmenau theme. This theme has by default smoothbars as an outer theme. My problem that in a section's subsection, there are a lot of ...
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Table with shaded transitition, rounded corners and shadow (like a block of the theme)

this is my first question here. I want to make my table look like the block to have a consequent style. Questions: How to create that shaded transition from the table headline to the body (like the ...
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Where to find the documentation to beamer elements?

I am on the way to create/customize a beamer template. Therefore I read the relevant chapters in the beameruserguide. I think I understood the basic idea behind the theme setup and the use of the ...
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How to edit Beamer theme CambridgeUS

I have been using the beamer document class with the theme- cambridgeUS in lyx. The following code is the preamble. Now, I want to insert a hyperlink to a pdf file in all the pages by adding them in ...
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Beamer navigation bar with characters between sections

I'm trying to define a custom theme for beamer. I would like to have a horizontal list of all sections but with a character between them. What I have is: \setbeamertemplate{headline}[text ...
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How can I change the aspect ratio in beamer without passing the aspectratio option?

I started to create a custom theme for beamer slides, and I want to change the default aspect ratio for this theme. Of course I can use \documentclass[aspectratio=169]{beamer} in every document, but ...
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problem with a beamer theme

I like a lot the beamer theme "Air" (you can find it by the link "Nice Air based template for Latex" at the page http://www.kde.org/kdeslides/ ). But sometimes, in a slide, my text is a little too ...
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Beamer: set block title bg equal to the block body bg

I'm using the beaver color theme with the Boadilla beamer theme. I want to get rid of the bluish blocks, that are not redefined to a color fitting the color theme I chose. So I put this in my ...
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Title Slide of Flip Beamer Theme

I just came across the Flip Beamer Theme. It is a cool theme to use on Beamer presentations, however, I don't understand how one has to customise the title slide of the presentation. The slide title ...
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Why does \titlepage cause an error when using Warsaw theme?

Following a recent update, my beamer document will no longer build. I have traced the problem to the \titlepage line. Here is my minimal working example: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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formatting like description label in beamer

While preparing a beamer presentation, I need to format a little string like 21.02.2012 exactly like the description-labels appear. I tried by using usebeamertheme/color/font of description item - but ...
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Metro style Beamer theme with in-built “Segoe UI” font

Has anyone come across a Beamer theme having Microsoft Metro presentation style, in-built with "Segoe UI" font?
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Certain Beamer themes not working in Write Latex

I'm using the Beamer template provided by Write Latex: https://www.writelatex.com/templates/2-beamer-presentation (It's pretty basic...) The odd thing is that when I choose certain themes (eg. ...