# Creating sections each with title pages in beamers slides

I'm writing up my dissertation defense slides. I would like to have a title page for each of three chapters. Specifically, I want to be able to replicate the box that the dissertation title is in for each of the chapters as I get to that section. Things I don't want: my name, university, and the date. So how do I get the title of each chapter in the same style box that the main title is in? Thanks in advance.

\title{This style box is what I want to replicate three other times in the slides.}
\author[Not needed]
\institute{I don't want this.}
\date{I don't want this either}

• Which beamer theme(s) are you using? – Gonzalo Medina May 17 '14 at 20:27
• @GonzaloMedina How can we define this command(\AtBeginSection) when using emacs org export to beamer ? Thanks. – Anusha Jan 13 '15 at 0:04
• How to introduce 'noframenumbering' option so that the slide with the section title does not increase the slide counter? Thank you! – Jose Carreno Garcia Aug 27 '19 at 17:24

This can be easily done using \AtBeginSection to place a frame with the section title (\insertsectionhead) inside a beamercolorbox:

\documentclass{beamer}

\AtBeginSection[]{
\begin{frame}
\vfill
\centering
\end{beamercolorbox}
\vfill
\end{frame}
}

\title{The Title}
\author{The Author}
\institute{The Institute}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\maketitle
\end{frame}

\section{Test section one}
\begin{frame}
test frame for section one
\end{frame}

\section{Test section two}
\begin{frame}
test frame for section two
\end{frame}

\end{document}


Probably, depending on the theme used (which was not mentioned in the question), you will need to adjust the settings for the box; in particular, you might need to deactivate the option shadow and/or rounded by setting them to false.

• This is exactly what I asked for. Now to complicate things. I am using the Frankfurt theme, so the section names are at the top of all the slides. How could I use this code to put the full titles in boxes but keep the names of sections short on the top bar? – interested user May 17 '14 at 20:45
• @interesteduser Please, in this site we try to keep just one question per post. If you have additional questions, feel free to open a new question. – Gonzalo Medina May 17 '14 at 20:50
• Your right. If you would please check out the following question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/178809/… – interested user May 17 '14 at 21:03
• @interesteduser answer provide there too :) Don't forget that you can accept answers that you consider solved your problems by clicking the checkmark to their left. In case of doubt, please see How do you accept an answer?. – Gonzalo Medina May 17 '14 at 21:11
• This solves my problems too, but somehow the tableofcontents slide doesn't show up. Could you spell some magic so I could have the toc frame back? – yi.tang.uni Jun 28 '16 at 9:25

I was looking at the same thing, and the following outline can be also useful.

\documentclass[english]{beamer}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\renewcommand{\sfdefault}{lmss}
\renewcommand{\ttdefault}{lmtt}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amssymb}

\makeatletter
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% Textclass specific LaTeX commands.
% this default might be overridden by plain title style
\newcommand\makebeamertitle{\frame{\maketitle}}%
% (ERT) argument for the TOC
\AtBeginDocument{%
\let\origtableofcontents=\tableofcontents
\def\tableofcontents{\@ifnextchar[{\origtableofcontents}{\gobbletableofcontents}}
\def\gobbletableofcontents#1{\origtableofcontents}
}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% User specified LaTeX commands.
\usetheme{Warsaw}
% or ...

\setbeamercovered{transparent}
% or whatever (possibly just delete it)

\makeatother

\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
\title[Short Paper Title]{Title As It Is In the Proceedings}
\subtitle{Include Only If Paper Has a Subtitle}
\author[Author, Another]{F.~Author\inst{1} \and S.~Another\inst{2}}
\institute[Universities of Somewhere and Elsewhere]{\inst{1}Department of Computer Science\\
University of Somewhere\and \inst{2}Department of Theoretical Philosophy\\
University of Elsewhere}
\date[CFP 2003]{Conference on Fabulous Presentations, 2003}

\makebeamertitle

%\pgfdeclareimage[height=0.5cm]{institution-logo}{institution-logo-filename}
%\logo{\pgfuseimage{institution-logo}}

\AtBeginSubsection[]{%
\frame<beamer>{
\frametitle{Outline}
\tableofcontents[currentsection,currentsubsection]
}
}

%\beamerdefaultoverlayspecification{<+->}
\begin{frame}{Outline}

\tableofcontents{}

\end{frame}

\section{Motivation}

\subsection[Basic Problem]{The Basic Problem That We Studied}
\begin{frame}{Make Titles Informative. Use Uppercase Letters.}

\framesubtitle{Frame subtitles are optional. Use upper- or lowercase letters.}
\begin{itemize}
\item Use Itemize a lot.

\pause{}
\item Use very short sentences or short phrases.

\pause{}
\item These overlays are created using the Pause style.
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
%
\begin{frame}{Make Titles Informative. }
\begin{itemize}
\item<1-> You can also use overlay specifications to create overlays.
\item<3-> This allows you to present things in any order.
\item<2-> This is shown second.
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
%
\begin{frame}{Make Titles Informative.}
\begin{block}<1->{}
\begin{itemize}
\item Untitled block.
\item Shown on all slides.
\end{itemize}
\end{block}
\begin{exampleblock}<2->{Some Example Block Title}
\begin{itemize}
\item $e^{i\pi}=-1$.
\item $e^{i\pi/2}=i$.
\end{itemize}
\end{exampleblock}
\end{frame}

\subsection{Previous Work}
\begin{frame}{Make Titles Informative. }
\begin{example}<1->
On first slide.
\end{example}

\begin{example}<2->
On second slide.
\end{example}

\end{frame}

\section{Our Results/Contribution}

\subsection{Main Results}
\begin{frame}{Make Titles Informative. }
\begin{theorem}
On first slide.
\end{theorem}

\pause{}
\begin{corollary}
On second slide.
\end{corollary}

\end{frame}
%
\begin{frame}{Make Titles Informative. }
\begin{columns}[t]

\column{5cm}
\begin{theorem}<1->
In left column.
\end{theorem}

\column{5cm}
\begin{corollary}<2->
In right column.\\
New line
\end{corollary}

\end{columns}

\end{frame}

\subsection{Basic Ideas for Proofs/Implementations}

\section*{Summary}
\begin{frame}{Summary}
\begin{itemize}
\item The \alert{first main message} of your talk in one or two lines.
\item The \alert{second main message} of your talk in one or two lines.
\item Perhaps a \alert{third message}, but not more than that.
\end{itemize}
\medskip{}

\begin{itemize}
\item Outlook
\begin{itemize}
\item What we have not done yet.
\item Even more stuff.
\end{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\appendix

\section*{Appendix}

\beamertemplatebookbibitems
\begin{thebibliography}{1}
\bibitem{Author1990}A. Author. \newblock\emph{Handbook of Everything}.\newblock
Some Press, 1990.\beamertemplatearticlebibitems

\bibitem{Someone2002}S. Someone.\newblock On this and that\emph{.}
\newblock\emph{Journal on This and That}. 2(1):50\textendash 100,
2000.
\end{thebibliography}
\end{frame}

\end{document}