getting some extra line space between Prof. DEF GHI and Prof. Jklmno Pqrst in the following beamer latex code. How to solve it?


\author[ABC]{ABC\\[5mm]{\footnotesize \textbf{Supervisors:}\\Prof. QWERTY\\Prof. DEF GHI\\Prof. Jklmno Pqrst}}
\date[Today]{Today's date}



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    The problem is that you are using the font switch \footnotesize for multiple line information inside a group and didn't ended the paragraph before leaving the group, so the wrong value for \baselineskip gets applied. You need \author[ABC]{ABC\\[5mm]{\footnotesize \textbf{Supervisors:}\\Prof. QWERTY\\Prof. DEF GHI\\Prof. JKLMN OPqrst\endgraf}} Oct 11, 2015 at 19:26

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I have no idea why, but if you add \\ to the end of the last professor it fixes the problem.

\author[ABC]{ABC\\[5mm]{\footnotesize \textbf{Supervisors:}\\Prof. QWERTY\\Prof. DEF GHI\\Prof. Jklmno Pqrst\\}}
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    It doesn't really solve it, but hides it; as soon as you add some text in the new line the problem reappears. The reason of the problem as well as a possible solution can be found in my comment to the question. If you want to, you can add that to your answer. Oct 11, 2015 at 19:27

There is an unnecessary pair of curly braces around the names of the professors. Removing these braces resolves the problem.

  • Those are required for enforcing the footnotesize
    – asm_nerd1
    Oct 17, 2015 at 14:51

I solved it using \hphantom to add space between names.

   \author[ABC]{ABC\\[5mm]{\footnotesize \textbf{Supervisors:}\\Prof. QWERTY\\Prof. DEF GHI\\ \hphantom\\ Prof. Jklmno Pqrst\\}}

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