# Beamer with Biblatex: Bibliography entry font change has no effect

I am using biblatex with bibtex backend in conjunction with beamer latex. When I set the color, for instance, bibliography entry title with

\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry title}{fg=green}


then the title is rendered in green, as expected. However, when I use

\setbeamerfont{bibliography entry title}{shape=\scshape,size=\tiny}


or any other font property, like family=\ttfamily, nothing happens.

The setup for beamer and biblatex is as follows:

\PassOptionsToPackage{pdftex}{graphicx} % pdftex hack fuer graphicx
\documentclass[pdftex,hyperref=pdftex,10pt]{beamer}
\usetheme{tw} % our special theme
\usepackage[style=authoryear,citestyle=alphabetic,backend=bibtex]{biblatex}

[...]

\begin{frame}[t,allowframebreaks]{References}
\frametitle{\bibname}
\printbibliography
\end{frame}


Hope someone can provide some insight into this mess. Thanks Reiner

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user31729 Nov 13 '14 at 13:02
• Actually you are simply lucky that the \setbeamercolor does anything useful. beamer hooks in the \newblock command and this will in most cases not work with biblatex but only with manual bibliographies. Use the biblatex tools like e.g. \DeclareFieldFormat{title}{{\scshape\tiny #1}}  – Ulrike Fischer Nov 13 '14 at 13:05
• @UlrikeFischer Want to make that an answer, so this question can be marked as resolved? – moewe Apr 5 '15 at 11:33

Actually you are simply lucky that the \setbeamercolor does anything useful. beamer hooks in the \newblock command and this will in most cases not work with biblatex but only with manual bibliographies. Use the biblatex tools like e.g. \DeclareFieldFormat{title}{{\scshape\tiny #1}}