Can anyone explain why the second argument in \fontsize \textbox in the example is ignored in the footer template?





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  • Interesting. ;-) – egreg Jul 17 '15 at 14:10
  • The same effect can be observed in the headline template, but in the frametitle template, for example` the value for \baselineskip has the desired effect. – Gonzalo Medina Jul 17 '15 at 14:16
  • @egreg, well not the world I'd use. And it is more natural to set the baselineskip between to lines and having to fiddle with \vskip – daleif Jul 17 '15 at 14:17

The culprit is \offinterlineskip in the code that typesets the headline or footline (the effect can also be observed in the headline template); this is used several times when building the header/footer:

\def\beamer@typesetheadorfoot#1{% typeset the head or footline



in beamerbaseframecomponents.sty.

  • And what do we do to fix it? I had to go and look it up, did not know that macro – daleif Jul 17 '15 at 14:27
  • Hmm, might be worth a bug report. – daleif Jul 17 '15 at 14:30
  • @daleif I imagine one could change the settings in the definition, but this will have effects in the way the footline is installed by the outer themes, so a change in the definition would imply changing the way the templates are installed by the themes. Seems a lot of work. – Gonzalo Medina Jul 17 '15 at 14:30
  • On the other hand saying that baselineskip cannot be changed in a multiline "footline" is a strange requirement – daleif Jul 17 '15 at 14:32
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    Seems enough to just add \lineskiplimit=0pt inside the wrapping minipage – daleif Jul 17 '15 at 14:39

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