# Use includepdf in beamer class and keep pagestyle but counting up the pages

I'm creating a beamer document in that several PDF documents get included by a python script. To keep the style of the slides and including the PDFs I'm using the \includepdf like that:

\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=}
\includepdf[pages={1-},width = 0.9\\textwidth,pagecommand={}]{*Path}


The *Path gets replaced with the PDF name by the python script. The problem is, that the page numbers are not getting updated with the added PDFs.

On the other hand I found at: Base document page numbers with pdfpages

A way to add the page numbers with:

\includepdf[pages=-,pagecommand=\thispagestyle{plain}]{filename}


But in that case my header and footer get lose.

Does someone as an idea how to combine both?

Greetings

Stefan

EDIT

A (hopefully) MWE that shows my problem:

\documentclass{beamer}
\mode<presentation>
{
\usetheme{Warsaw}
}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{pdfpages}

%%---------FootLine------------------------
\setbeamertemplate{footline}
{%
\centering
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{l@{\extracolsep\fill}c c c c}
\hline
& & & \\
& \insertshorttitle & \today &   {\insertframenumber}
\end{tabular*}
}

{
\leavevmode%
\hbox{%
\hspace{2em}
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=8.25ex,dp=3.5ex]{}%
\raggedright
\vbox to 7.25ex{\vfil\hbox{\sffamily\Large\color{orange}\insertsection}\vfil}\\
\vbox to0.25ex{\vfil\hbox{\sffamily\Large\color{orange}\insertsubsection}\vfil}
\end{beamercolorbox}%
}%
}

\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}
{\vskip-3pt
\leavevmode
\hbox{%
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=1.6ex,dp=1ex]{black_white}%
\raggedright
\hspace*{2em}
{\normalsize\insertframetitle}
\end{beamercolorbox}
}%
}

\begin{document}
\section*{First Section}
\begin{frame}
Hello1
\end{frame}
\newpage
\begin{frame}
Hello2
\end{frame}
\section*{PDF Test}
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=}
\includepdf[pages={-},width=0.9\textwidth,pagecommand={}]{test.pdf}
\end{document}

• \incloudegraphics[page=1,height=\textheight] will put a single page into the text area. (This is actually what pdfpages uses.) Sep 8, 2015 at 13:03
• But with \includegraphics I just can include one page of the PDF document, I want to include l want to include all pages (about 60 pages). Sep 8, 2015 at 13:09
• One page per \includgraphics. If you had provided an MWE I could show you how to write a loop. BTW, a 60 page beamer presentation? Sep 8, 2015 at 13:16
• What does MWE mean? Yes the presentation is a measurement report that should be in that format. The final presentation will be about 150 pages. Sep 8, 2015 at 13:25
• MWE stands for "minimal working example" and means a short but compilable document around your command. meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/… Sep 8, 2015 at 13:51

I found the solution by following your loop tip. I included the forloop package, read out the maximum page number of the PDF document in python and create the for loop just when needed.

Just for your information, that is the test code of my solution:

\documentclass{beamer}
\mode<presentation>
{
\usetheme{Warsaw}
}
\usepackage[ngerman]{babel}
\usepackage{forloop}

%%---------FootLine------------------------
\setbeamertemplate{footline}
{%
\centering
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{l@{\extracolsep\fill}c c c c}
\hline
& & & \\
& \insertshorttitle & \today &   {\insertframenumber}
\end{tabular*}
}

\leavevmode%
\hbox{%
\hspace{2em}
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=8.25ex,dp=3.5ex]{}%
\raggedright
\vbox to 7.25ex{\vfil\hbox{\sffamily\Large\color{orange}\insertsection}\vfil}\\
\vbox to0.25ex{\vfil\hbox{\sffamily\Large\color{orange}\insertsubsection}\vfil}
\end{beamercolorbox}%
}%
}

\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}
{\vskip-3pt
\leavevmode
\hbox{%
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=1.6ex,dp=1ex]{black_white}%
\raggedright
\hspace*{2em}
{\normalsize\insertframetitle}
\end{beamercolorbox}
}%
}

\begin{document}
\section*{First Section}
\begin{frame}
Hello1
\end{frame}
\newpage
\begin{frame}
Hello2
\end{frame}
\section*{PDF Test}
\newcounter{ct}
\forloop{ct}{1}{\value{ct} < 4}%
{%
\begin{frame}
\includegraphics[page=\value{ct}, width=0.9\textwidth]{test.pdf}
\end{frame}
}
\end{document}