I'm using a LaTeX template for a presentation at my university and I try to add the sectiontitles in the middle of the footer:

The template-code for the footer looks like this:

% Footer.
\defbeamertemplate*{footline}{decolines theme}
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=0.9\textwidth,ht=3ex,dp=1.5ex,left,leftskip=2ex]{page footer}%
    \usebeamerfont{title in head/foot}\insertshorttitle{}
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=0.1\textwidth,ht=3ex,dp=1.5ex,right,leftskip=2ex]{page footer}%
    \usebeamerfont{title in head/foot} \insertframenumber{} / \inserttotalframenumber

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I managed to insert the subscetiontitles according to this description: tex.stackexchange footer insert subsectiontitle But I want to keep the 'style' of the template and just augment it by the sectiontitles int the middle of the footer.

1 Answer 1


You could redefine the footline template in the following way:

% !TEX TS-program = xelatex


    \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=3ex,dp=1.5ex,leftskip=2ex,rightskip=2ex]{page footer}%
        \usebeamerfont{title in head/foot}%
        \insertshorttitle \hfill
            \insertsection \hfill
        \insertframenumber{} / \inserttotalframenumber

\section{Section name}


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