for my beamer presentation, I am using footfullcite. This is working fine, unless I also use setspace.

Attached is a minimal working example.

Some text \footfullcite{keys}

with mini.bib:


The cite count is coming, but not the bibliography.enter image description here.

What I am looking for is citation at the bottom of each slide, with double spacing between line, like: enter image description here

with \setstretch{2}

  • This problem is by no means biblatex-specififc and also appears if one uses any other \footnote commands. So I decided to slightly re-tag your question to reflect this.
    – moewe
    Mar 25, 2015 at 7:09
  • @egreg: no....thats not the case. you can just \usepackage{setspace} without actually using it....and it is still not visible
    – BaRud
    Mar 25, 2015 at 11:52

1 Answer 1


The setspace package redefines \@footnotetext so that it doesn't use normal baselineskip; however the definition it assumes is the one in the LaTeX kernel, but beamer has a very different definition for \@footnotetext.

Since the new definition provided by setspace is something beamer can do nothing with, because the footnote text is saved in a different \insert class than the one used by beamer, the footnotes simply disappear in hyperspace.

Here's a patch:


% save the meaning of \@footnotetext


% restore the meaning of \@footnotetext
% patch the relevant command to do single spacing in footnotes
\expandafter\patchcmd\csname beamerx@\string\beamer@framefootnotetext\endcsname


enter image description here

Moral of the story

Don't use setspace with beamer.

  • Thanks for the solution. I generally don't use setspace in beamer. My main problem is the space between lines of \tableofcontents are shrunk, if I put \toc in a minipage or column. That leads to all this fuss.
    – BaRud
    Mar 25, 2015 at 12:48
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    @BaRud Use \linespread{1.5}\selectfont in the frame where you want bigger interline skip.
    – egreg
    Mar 25, 2015 at 12:56
  • Ah...thats the easiest one....I had did \linespread, but I was not aware of \selectfont. \linspread{}\selectfont did it for me
    – BaRud
    Mar 25, 2015 at 13:06

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