I am using \AtBeginSection to produce a table of contents for my Beamer presentation that appears at the beginning of each section. However, when I pass the handout option to beamer to make a copy of slides for my class to print the ToC slide disappears from the output.

Is there a way to maintaint the \AtBeginSection output at the start of each section while also producing handouts with one frame per PDF page?

Here's a MWE:


\section{test section}

test slide
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    Why do you add <beamer> at all? If you only want to avoid article mode you could use another option.
    – TeXnician
    Commented Jan 15, 2018 at 16:50
  • @TeXnician Oh wow, i hadn't even noticed the <beamer> part was there. The \AtBeginSection stuff is just something I copied from the web 10 years ago and have been using it ever since. Indeed, removing <beamer> produces the desired result. Thanks!
    – Ubiquitous
    Commented Jan 15, 2018 at 16:53
  • @TeXnician Would you like to add an answer? Commented Jan 17, 2018 at 0:16

1 Answer 1


You are using the following line:


which says that the frame should only be shown in beamer mode, which does not include the handout. If you want it to be visible on a handout, remove that specification.

Note: If that is to prevent the frame from being printed in article mode you can add another specification.

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