# Beamer with notes on the left, have navigation links working both on slides (right) and on notes (left)

Following the answer to this question, and given a suggestion in one of the comments, I am trying to have working navigation links not only on the slides on the right, but also on the notes on the left.

Working on that same MWE, I customized my notes t include the navigation links, a mini slide and the notes themselves.

However, while the navigation links on the slides (right) work properly, the ones on the left (notes) work buy incorrectly, as they direct to incorrect slides...

Sorry for the long MWE, I included the same set of slides I'm working with, as with other combination of slides I haven't registered those problems. Thanks!

MWE

\documentclass[handout]{beamer}
\usepackage{pgfpages}
\setbeameroption{show notes on second screen=left}
\usetheme[compress]{Singapore}
\makeatletter
{%
\end{beamercolorbox}
\end{beamercolorbox}%
\ifbeamer@theme@subsection%
\end{beamercolorbox}
\begin{beamercolorbox}[ht=2.5ex,dp=1.125ex,%
\end{beamercolorbox}%
\fi%
\end{beamercolorbox}
}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
%notes
\setbeamertemplate{note page}[plain] % Beamer manual, section 19.1
\newlength{\parskipbackup}
\setlength{\parskipbackup}{\parskip}
\newlength{\parindentbackup}
\setlength{\parindentbackup}{\parindent}
\newcommand{\baselinestretchbackup}{\baselinestretch}

\usetemplatenote{
%for some reason I have to specify a smaller font size and 0.85 paperwidth
\fontsize{6}{6}\selectfont
\end{beamercolorbox}%
\insertslideintonotes{0.3}

\setlength{\parindent}{1em} \setlength{\parskip}{1ex}%
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1}%

\rmfamily \tiny %better \scriptsize for the handout

\insertnote%

\setlength{\parskip}{\parskipbackup}%
\setlength{\parindent}{\parindentbackup}%
\renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{\baselinestretchbackup}%
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

\begin{document}
\section{Background}
\subsection{sub1}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub2}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub3}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub4}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\section{Importance and objective}
\subsection{sub1}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub2}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub3}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\section{Methods}
\subsection{sub1}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub2}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub3}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\section{Results}
\subsection{sub1}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub2}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub3}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\subsection{sub4}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\section{Future directions}
\subsection{sub1}
\begin{frame}SLIDE
\note{notesnotesnotes}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


EDIT: The problem yields on the resizing, if the 0.85 is removed from this line

 \vskip2pt\insertnavigation{0.85\paperwidth}\vskip2pt


and this line is removed as well

 \fontsize{6}{6}\selectfont


the navigation works as expected, but the navigation bar takes up way too much space... can't it be resized while keeping the links working?

• Although with a lot of warnings, it seems to work fine by my side. – karlkoeller Mar 13 '15 at 8:52
• Have you tried navigating with the links on the left? They direct to incorrect slides. On the other hand, I get no warnings whatsoever (apart from the usual "Font shape" and "Size substitutions with differences" ones...) – DaniCee Mar 16 '15 at 0:50
• The problem yields on the resizing... if the 0.85 is omitted and the \fontsize line removed, the navigation works, but the bar takes up way too much space... why does this happen?? – DaniCee Mar 16 '15 at 3:15
• Both LaTeX and LuaLaTeX complain a lot but their result works fine. XeLaTeX complains nothing but links fail. Maybe the problem is a little bit deep. – Symbol 1 Mar 16 '15 at 3:17
• I have edited the question to reflect this – DaniCee Mar 16 '15 at 3:17

Replace

\fontsize{6}{6}\selectfont

  \tiny