I´d like to put a thin headline (using a empty theme) and write upper that headline the section or title the talk.

I mean, it would seem like a line down the title/section, in the up of the slides.

It is that possible? :)

I use this:


\setbeamertemplate{sidebar canvas left}[vertical shading][top=black,bottom=white] 

I think that I need another \useoutertheme to add a horizontal line upper all the slides such that appear over that horizontal line the section/title.

I want something like this, in all slides, and controlling the wide of the lines and also putting the section upper the lines. Thanks! enter image description here

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please specify your question (best with MWE). About which class are you talking etc (your tag suggesty beamer).
    – TeXnician
    Feb 18, 2017 at 17:09

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Maybe something like this?


\setbeamertemplate{sidebar canvas left}[vertical shading][top=black,bottom=white] 

\setbeamerfont{section in head/foot}{size=\normalsize}

        \vrule width\beamer@sidebarwidth height \beamer@headheight%
        \hbox to \beamer@sidebarwidth{\hss\vbox to

            \usebeamerfont{section in head/foot}\quad \insertsectionhead

        \vrule width0pt height \beamer@headheight%  





enter image description here

  • Always those unappreciated answers... (+1)
    – user31729
    Apr 12, 2017 at 17:25
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    @ChristianHupfer Thank you! Also for removing this question from the list of unanswered! Apr 12, 2017 at 17:51

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