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I am using 'beamer' for presentations. I have a Main Titles and a few slides under each.

For example,

Introduction has 4 slides Methods have 5 slides.

I want to put kind of a ticker at the top of each slide saying what slide we are at currently. For Introduction it should have 4 small circles (coz 4 slides) below it and the slide number should be a highlighted circle.

How can I go about it? Thanks

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You could choose a beamer theme which supports that. For example Singapore:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{Singapore}
\begin{document}
\section{Introduction}
\subsection{One}
\begin{frame} text \end{frame}
\subsection{Two}
\begin{frame} text \end{frame}
\subsection{Three}
\begin{frame} text \end{frame}
\subsection{Four}
\begin{frame} text \end{frame}
\section{Methods}
\subsection{One}
\begin{frame} text \end{frame}
\subsection{Two}
\begin{frame} text \end{frame}
\end{document}

Singapore beamer theme

Here's the top of a frame, where subsection three of the introduction is highlighted.

Or

\usetheme{Szeged}

Szeged theme

Or

\usetheme{Darmstadt}

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There are related themes such as Berlin, Ilmenau, Dresden and Frankfurt, with such a navigation.

Also the progressbar theme is interesting, if you wish to show the frame progress.

To visit beamer themes galleries, have a look at Where to find custom beamer themes.

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  • I used the same style like Darmstadt (split theme) for my last conference presentations and my colleagues told me at my test run that the mini toc/progress bar on top looks great. It isn't intrusive and gives a nice overview. Feb 26, 2011 at 8:13
  • Is it possible to have the "slide ticker" one per slide, instead of one per subsection?
    – gozzilli
    Nov 18, 2011 at 17:00

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