# How to customize bibliography style in beamer while using biblatex?

I want to customize the appearance of \footfullcite in my beamer presentation. I would like it to look something like this, M. A. Zeb et. el., Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 2012. I don't want to have the title and the page number etc. And in text reference to appear inline instead of a superscript enclosed in square brackets. I have tried these guidelines but it doesn't seem to work.

I have saved the following

\AtEveryBibitem{%
\clearfield{title}%
\clearfield{pagetotal}%
}


in biblatex.cfg and saved it in /Users/ruawan/Library/texmf/tex/latex/biblatex.

Here is the input

\documentclass[13pt,xcolor=dvipsnames]{beamer}

\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{fixltx2e}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{braket}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[style=numeric,backend=biber]{biblatex}

\usetikzlibrary{positioning}
\newtheorem{theor}{Theorem}
\usetheme{umbc2}
\usecolortheme[named=RawSienna]{structure}
\usefonttheme[onlylarge]{structurebold}
\setbeamerfont{frametitle}{family=\rmfamily,shape=\itshape}
\setbeamercovered{transparent}
\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}[default][center]

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Previous Work}
\framesubtitle{Simple metals and beyond}
Simple metals have been reasonably well understood \footfullcite{maz01}.
\begin{itemize}
\item Linear response treatment by Lindhard.
\item The full non-linear treatment by Echenique, Ritchie, and Nieminen.
\item For simple metals the electronic stopping power is proportional to the projectile velocity in low-speed regime\footfullcite{maz02}.
\item Insulators, semiconductors, and noble metals are relatively poorly understood.
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


Here is the output,

Can you please point out the bug?

You are trying to adjust the citation that appears with \fullfootcite, which is a citation, not a bibliography item. So the appropriate way to clear the fields as you desire is to include

\AtEveryCitekey{%
\clearfield{title}%
\clearfield{pagetotal}%
}


in the preamble of the document. You should also be able to include it in biblatex.cfg for a more universal application, but note that this will then affect any of your documents, and might be harder to find it once you've forgotten about this change. ;-)

### Edit

The extra functionality you are asking about can be done with this code in the preamble.

% Make bracketized
\renewcommand*{\thefootnote}{[\arabic{footnote}]}
\makeatletter
% Remove superscript for footnotemark
\def\@makefnmark{\hbox{{\normalfont\@thefnmark}}}
% Allow space to precede the footnote
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\patchcmd{\blx@mkbibfootnote}{\unspace}{}{}
\makeatother

• Thanks. It removes the titles but page number entry is there yet. – R.U. May 29 '14 at 19:14
• Sometimes, when you remove one field, another will take its place. A record with both title and subtitle may have the subtitle still appear, or perhaps the shorttitle will take its place. In this case pages probably also needs to be cleared. It is dependent on your bib-file. – cslstr May 29 '14 at 19:16
• Got it. It works. – R.U. May 29 '14 at 19:20
• Apologies for bothering once more. I would like the in text reference in line instead of a superscript and enclosed in square brackets. Can you please help with it as well? Here a similar question has been asked and answered but I couldn't tweak for my purpose. – R.U. May 30 '14 at 10:13
• @R.U. : If my answer was useful for you, please upvote it (this has to be done separately from accepting it). – cslstr May 30 '14 at 14:59