# Automatically generate section title slides in beamer?

Is there a way to get beamer to automatically stick in a slide with a centered title whenever I use \section{title} or \subsection{title} or (heaven forbid) \subsubsection{title}? I'm hoping some package or command will do this for every time one of these commands is used, but I would settle for a \maketitle type command that would work within each section or subsection.

• Welcome to the site, Minirogue. – John Wickerson Jun 4 '13 at 18:43
• I think this thread is not fully covered. At least, the output of the accepted answer is not nice enough. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Dec 28 '16 at 17:43

You can use the macros \AtBeginSection, \AtBeginSubsection and \AtBeginSubsubsection to automatically execute something at the beginning of each (sub)(sub)section. To create a title frame, beamer offers the commands \sectionpage and \subsectionpage. \subsubsectionpage is missing by default, but you can easily define it yourself:

\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{Ilmenau}

\def\subsubsectionname{\translate{Subsubsection}}
\def\insertsubsubsectionnumber{\arabic{subsubsection}}
\setbeamertemplate{subsubsection page}
{
\begin{centering}
{\usebeamerfont{subsubsection name}\usebeamercolor[fg]{subsubsection name}\subsubsectionname~\insertsubsubsectionnumber}
\vskip1em\par
\begin{beamercolorbox}[sep=4pt,center]{part title}
\usebeamerfont{subsubsection title}\insertsubsubsection\par
\end{beamercolorbox}
\end{centering}
}
\def\subsubsectionpage{\usebeamertemplate*{subsubsection page}}

\AtBeginSection{\frame{\sectionpage}}
\AtBeginSubsection{\frame{\subsectionpage}}
\AtBeginSubsubsection{\frame{\subsubsectionpage}}

\begin{document}
\section{Section 1}
\subsection{Subsection 1}
\frame{}\frame{}
\subsection{Subsection 2}
\subsubsection{Subsubsection 1}
\frame{}
\section{Section 2}
\frame{}
\end{document}


• I think I may want to modify some of this to my preferences, but this is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! – Minirogue Jun 5 '13 at 16:17
• I tried to just use \AtBeginSection{\frame{\sectionpage}}, I get a ! Missing \endgroup inserted. at the very end of the document. Do you have an idea what is causing this or should I ask a full question? – Martin Ueding Jul 24 '14 at 17:11
• Is there a way to remove the "Section X" over title and have just the actual section title? – Luís de Sousa Jul 22 '15 at 13:00
• Yes, on the code above just delete this part: \begin{centering} {\usebeamerfont{subsubsection name}\usebeamercolor[fg] {subsubsection name}\subsubsectionname~\insertsubsubsectionnumber} \vskip1em\par – Brian Mayer Jan 15 '16 at 3:43
• @BrianMayer I cannot reproduce your proposal. It is a just reproduction of diobonas proposal. - - Please, post a full answer if you think you can answer Luis' question. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Dec 28 '16 at 17:42