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In the following title slide, I want to include some graphics at the bottom, but they are cut off. Is there some way I can reduce the vertical space between the \author{} block and the \date{} block. I've tried inserting \vspace{-10pt} in various places.

What I'm getting:

enter image description here

Here is my MWE:

\documentclass[10pt,table]{beamer} 
\mode<presentation>
{
  \usetheme{Copenhagen}
  \useoutertheme{infolines}
  \setbeamercovered{transparent}
}

% -- this doesn't work
% \usepackage{tikz}
% \newcommand\RBox[1]{%
%   \tikz\node[draw,rounded corners,align=center,]{#1};%
% }

\newcommand\RBox[1]{%
  {#1}
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{document}

\title[Log Odds \& Log Odds Ratios]{General Models and Graphs for Log Odds and Log Odds Ratios}
\author[Friendly \& Meyer]
{%
   \texorpdfstring{
        \begin{columns}
            \column{.45\linewidth}
            \centering
            \RBox{Michael Friendly\\York University, Toronto}
            \column{.45\linewidth}
            \centering
            \RBox{David Meyer\\UAS Technium, Vienna}
        \end{columns}
   }
   {Michael Friendly, David Meyer}
}

\date[CARME2015]{CARME 2015\\Naples, September 20--23, 2015\\ 
\footnotesize{Slides: \url{http://datavis.ca/papers/CARME2015-2x2.pdf}}}

%%insert titlegraphic
\titlegraphic{
\vspace{-10pt}
\rule[-4pt]{0.5pt}{4pt}\hrulefill\rule[-4pt]{0.5pt}{4pt}  \\
%  \includegraphics[width=.75\linewidth,clip]{\VCDRfig{fig/berk-logit2}} \\
\begin{minipage}[c]{.33\textwidth}
 \includegraphics[width=1\linewidth]{fig/berk-logit2}
 \end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}[c]{.33\textwidth}
 \includegraphics[width=1\linewidth,clip]{fig/hosp-odds}
\end{minipage}
\hfill
\begin{minipage}[c]{.33\textwidth}
 \includegraphics[width=1\linewidth,clip]{fig/cm-blogits-1}
\end{minipage}
 \\
 \rule{0.5pt}{4pt}\hrulefill\rule{0.5pt}{4pt} \\
}

\begin{frame}[plain]
    \titlepage
\end{frame}

\end{document}
  • Put \vspace after \end{columns} like \end{columns} \vspace{-3em} – user11232 Sep 3 '15 at 14:45
3

I'd suggest you to inside a \raisebox hiding the height and depth (second and third optional arguments=0pt) so you can freely move it upwards; I also suppressed the navigation symbols locally for the title page:

\date[CARME2015]{\raisebox{0.5cm}[0pt][0pt]{\parbox[t]{\linewidth}{\centering CARME 2015 \\ Naples, September 20--23, 2015 \\
\footnotesize{Slides: \url{http://datavis.ca/papers/CARME2015-2x2.pdf}}}}}

The complete code:

\documentclass[10pt,table]{beamer} 
\mode<presentation>
{
  \usetheme{Copenhagen}
  \useoutertheme{infolines}
  \setbeamercovered{transparent}
}

% -- this doesn't work
% \usepackage{tikz}
% \newcommand\RBox[1]{%
%   \tikz\node[draw,rounded corners,align=center,]{#1};%
% }

\newcommand\RBox[1]{%
  {#1}
}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
\begin{document}

\title[Log Odds \& Log Odds Ratios]{General Models and Graphs for Log Odds and Log Odds Ratios}
\author[Friendly \& Meyer]
{%
   \texorpdfstring{
        \begin{columns}
            \column{.45\linewidth}
            \centering
            \RBox{Michael Friendly\\York University, Toronto}
            \column{.45\linewidth}
            \centering
            \RBox{David Meyer\\UAS Technium, Vienna}
        \end{columns}
   }
   {Michael Friendly, David Meyer}
}

\date[CARME2015]{\raisebox{0.5cm}[0pt][0pt]{\parbox[t]{\linewidth}{\centering CARME 2015 \\ Naples, September 20--23, 2015 \\
\footnotesize{Slides: \url{http://datavis.ca/papers/CARME2015-2x2.pdf}}}}}

%%insert titlegraphic
\titlegraphic{
\vspace{-10pt}
\rule[-4pt]{0.5pt}{4pt}\hrulefill\rule[-4pt]{0.5pt}{4pt}  \\
%  \includegraphics[width=.75\linewidth,clip]{\VCDRfig{fig/berk-logit2}} \\
\begin{minipage}[c]{.32\textwidth}
 \includegraphics[width=1\linewidth]{example-image-c}
 \end{minipage}\hfill
\begin{minipage}[c]{.32\textwidth}
 \includegraphics[width=1\linewidth,clip]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}\hfill
\begin{minipage}[c]{.32\textwidth}
 \includegraphics[width=1\linewidth,clip]{example-image-b}
\end{minipage}
 \\
 \rule{0.5pt}{4pt}\hrulefill\rule{0.5pt}{4pt} \\
}

\begingroup
\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}
\begin{frame}[plain]
    \titlepage
\end{frame}
\endgroup

\end{document}

The result:

enter image description here

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