# Beamer frame number without total

The command

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number]{}


issues the frame number in the format a/b where a is current and b total. Is there a command that produces just a, in the same color, character, position etc? I'd prefer to avoid having to edit things at tex level or producing a new command.

• Try on preamble \setbeamertemplate {footline}{\quad\hfill\insertframenumber\strut\quad} Oct 10 '16 at 23:55

The original definition from beamerbaseauxtemplates.sty is

\defbeamertemplate{footline}{frame number}
{
\hfill%
}


So if you want to keep colour, character position etc., try with

\setbeamertemplate{footline}{%
\hfill%
\kern1em\vskip2pt%
}


But I'm not sure if this fulfils you not "tex level or producing a new command" requirements, whatever this means.

With an up-to-date version of beamer, this can be simplified to

\setbeamertemplate{footline}{
\hfill%

• @jj_p The \vskip controls the vertical placement, this should not have changed. If you want to compensate the missing / you want a horizontal space. Oct 11 '16 at 21:29