# Beamer Ilmenau theme: navigation switching between sections

I'm using the beamer Ilmenau theme. I have two sections (pros and cons) that need to be presented simultaneously during the presentation. Currently the navigation shows the bullets for each subsection (frames) of pros and cons separately. I would prefer if there was a way to switch between the two sections, for instance, start with first dot in the pros section and then jump to the first dot in the cons section and so on with this type of flow. Is this possible?

\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{Ilmenau}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]
\tableofcontents
\end{frame}

\section{Introduction}
\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Welcome}
So this is where we start..
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Electric Vehicles}\vspace{4pt}
\begin{enumerate}
\item 1
\item 2
\end{enumerate}
\end{frame}

\section{Pros}
\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Really good}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Awesome to say the least}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{No doubt}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{One word: Epic}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\section{Cons}
\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Privacy issues}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Danger!}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Keep away}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Are you serious?}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\section{Conclusion}
\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{The verdict...}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\end{document}

• Welcome to TeX.Stackexchange! You could always rearrange the slides in the finished pdf - either using tex or some other tools. – user36296 Dec 29 '17 at 20:05
• If the majority of your frames is top aligned, maybe its easier to write \documentclass[t]{beamer} – user36296 Dec 29 '17 at 20:06
• Are you aware of "display priority", i.e. \item<2> things? You can basically freely choose how many build-up pages for a complete frame you get and what lands on which. – Oleg Lobachev Dec 29 '17 at 20:36

I think you are looking for something like this:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{nameref}
\usetheme{Ilmenau}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t]\label{toc}
\tableofcontents
\end{frame}

\section{Introduction}
\begin{frame}[t]\label{welcome}
\frametitle{Welcome}
So this is where we start..
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}[t,label={Vehicles}]
\frametitle{Electric Vehicles}\vspace{4pt}
\begin{enumerate}
\item 1
\item 2
\end{enumerate}
\end{frame}

\section{Pros}
\subsection{Pros 1}
\begin{frame}[t,label={Pros1}]
\frametitle{Really good}\vspace{4pt}

\begin{center}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

\subsection{Pros 2}
\begin{frame}[t,label={Pros2}]
\frametitle{Awesome to say the least}\vspace{4pt}

\begin{center}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

\subsection{Pros 3}
\begin{frame}[t,label={Pros3}]
\frametitle{No doubt}\vspace{4pt}

\begin{center}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

\subsection{Pros 4}

\begin{frame}[t,label={Pros4}]
\frametitle{One word: Epic}\vspace{4pt}

\begin{center}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

\section{Cons}
\subsection{Cons 1}
\begin{frame}[t,label={Cons1}]
\frametitle{Privacy issues}\vspace{4pt}

\begin{center}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

\subsection{Cons 2}
\begin{frame}[t]\label{Cons2}
\frametitle{Danger!}\vspace{4pt}

\begin{center}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

\subsection{Cons 3}
\begin{frame}[t]\label{Cons3}
\frametitle{Keep away}\vspace{4pt}

\begin{center}
\end{center}
\end{frame}

\subsection{Cons 4}

\begin{frame}[t]\label{Cons4}
\frametitle{Are you serious?}\vspace{4pt}

\end{frame}

\section{Conclusion}
\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{The verdict...}\vspace{4pt}
\end{frame}

\end{document}

• I think the OP uses the standard theme Ilmenau included with the package, but mistyped the name with a lower-case i. This theme has little "navigation dots" called mini frames in the headline, and he wants the active slide marker to jump back and forth between the pros and cons sections. – diabonas Dec 29 '17 at 20:37
• You don't need \usepackage{hyperref} with beamer. – user36296 Dec 29 '17 at 20:42
• OP here.. Thanks a lot for your efforts. Not exactly what I had in mind though. I was looking for sth like a jump from Pros1 to Cons1 then again from Pros2 to Cons2 and so on.. – user151561 Dec 29 '17 at 21:04
• Just fixed... The idea was already the same... the numbers are different – koleygr Dec 29 '17 at 21:12
• Works great now!! just a remark: the hyperlink is too obvious, is there a way around to make it look more pro? thanks :) – user151561 Dec 29 '17 at 21:24