# How to set beamer Berkeley margins?

Could I know how to set the width of the left margin of the Berkeley theme please? (that is where the section titles appear)

The width of the bar can be set with the width= option passed to the \usetheme{Berkeley} command. In this example I've set it unreasonably wide for demonstration purposes. You can set the size of the text in the sidebar using \setbeamerfont{section in sidebar}{size= ...}.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme[width=2in]{Berkeley}
\setbeamerfont{section in sidebar}{size=\Huge}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{A frame}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


• Thanks could you also tell me how to set the text size of only the text that appear in that bar (the section titles) please?
– MLT
Nov 19, 2013 at 14:43
• @MLT I've updated the answer. Nov 19, 2013 at 15:09
• Thanks. Also could you tell me how to get slide numbers on the header in Berkeley please? tex.stackexchange.com/questions/145829/…
– MLT
Nov 19, 2013 at 16:40