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I am trying to use \authblk to create a beamer presentation with multiple author blocks, where each block basically says:

AUTHOR NAME 1

INSTITUTION 1

I tried using the \authblk but it does not seem to work. Can anyone please help me?

Here is my code:

\documentclass{beamer}
\mode<presentation>
{
\usetheme{CambridgeUS}
\usecolortheme{dolphin}
\setbeamercovered{transparent}
}

\usepackage{authblk}

\usepackage{color,colortbl}

\title[Short title]{Long Title}
\subtitle{Subtitle}

\author[Short Name (U ABC)]{Author 1\\Institute 1 \and Author 2\\Institute 2 \and Author 3\\Institute 3}

\date[Dec 2015]{December 2015}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
    \maketitle
\end{frame}

\end{document}

marked as duplicate by Werner, Zarko, user13907, Mensch, Reinstate Monica - M. Schröder Dec 2 '15 at 19:46

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Don't use authblk. Rather set the authors in separate \columns:

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\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{CambridgeUS}
\usecolortheme{dolphin}
\setbeamercovered{transparent}

\title[Short title]{Long Title}
\subtitle{Subtitle}

\author[Short Name (U ABC)]{%
  \texorpdfstring{%
    \begin{columns}
      \column{.3333\linewidth}
      \centering
      Author 1 \\ Institute 1
      \column{.3333\linewidth}
      \centering
      Author 2 \\ Institute 2
      \column{.3333\linewidth}
      \centering
      Author 3 \\ Institute 3
    \end{columns}
 }
 {Author 1, Author 2, Author 3}
}

\date[Dec 2015]{December 2015}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
  \maketitle
\end{frame}

\end{document}

The use of \texorpdfstring{<tex>}{<pdf string>} helps with the fact that \author automatically completes the PDF properties' author field. Now you can switch between what is displayed visually in the presentation, and that of the document properties.

  • Great! That works perfectly. I prefer to break up the author blocks over two rows, so I've posted a modified code separately. Thank you @werner :) – BoonHanKoh Dec 1 '15 at 3:30
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Adding on to @werner's code, here is a version that allows me to break up the author blocks over two rows. Thanks @werner!

enter image description here

\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{CambridgeUS}
\usecolortheme{dolphin}
\setbeamercovered{transparent}

\title[Short title]{Long Title}
\subtitle{Subtitle}

\author[Short Name (U ABC)]{%
  \texorpdfstring{%
    \begin{columns}
      \column{.3\linewidth}
      \centering
      Author 1 \\ Institute 1
      \column{.3\linewidth}
      \centering
      Author 2 \\ Institute 2
    \end{columns}
    \vspace{12pt}
    \begin{columns}
      \column{.3\linewidth}
      \centering
      Author 3 \\ Institute 3
    \end{columns}
 }
 {Author 1, Author 2, Author 3}
}

\date[Dec 2015]{December 2015}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
  \maketitle
\end{frame}

\end{document}

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