I am using biblatex to add references in slides made with beamer. In following slide I need to make following changes:

  1. Remove black line that separates the contents of slide from the ref.
  2. Reduce font size of reference.
  3. Is is to possible to specify the color in which one wants the ref to appear.

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Following is the code for the love slide.

\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}



\frametitle{\textbf{\color{blue}{Dummy Slide \footfullcite{dumref}}}}
\begin{tikzpicture}[thick,scale=0.6, every node/.style={transform shape}]
\draw [dashed] (1,12) -- (11,12);
\node[above] at (4,11) {1}; \node[above] at (8,11) {true};


1 Answer 1


The footnote rule can be removed with


You can change the font size in footnotes with


see How do I change \footnote font size in beamer presentation?.

Three parts of the citation are coloured: name, title and remaining information. The colour can be set independently for all the parts.

\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry author}{fg=red}
\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry title}{fg=green}
\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry note}{fg=blue}

colourful example

The colour of the footnote marker can be set with

\setbeamercolor{footnote mark}{fg=.}

see Making footnote marks in beamer use the surrounding color. Here it is set to adapt to the surrounding text colour, but you can also choose \setbeamercolor{footnote mark}{fg=pink} or any other color.

  • thank you for your reply. I tried \setbeamerfont{footnote}{size=\tiny} but the issue is that I don't have enough space left on my slide for display of complete reference (even with tiny font size). Should I change citation style in this case
    – NAASI
    Mar 6, 2016 at 21:22
  • @NAASI I would not ever make something \tiny in beamer, after all people are supposed to read the what you have on your frames, aren't they? If the frame doesn't have enough space left, try and split the content overs several frames. Or use another citation/bibliography style. If you want to have a bibliography at the end, you can probably get away with something author-year-like.
    – moewe
    Mar 6, 2016 at 21:26
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    @NAASI You could also suppress certain fields in the footnote with \AtEveryCitekey and \clearfield: \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{doi}} gets rid of the DOI.
    – moewe
    Mar 6, 2016 at 21:28

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