I would like to configure the frame footer in the metropolis theme.
For now, I just added the footer with

setbeamertemplate{frame footer}{xyz}

I would like to change the frame footer's font into:

  • Smaller font (also for the page number)
  • Another font color (grey) (also for the page number)

Is it also possible to use "author" and "institute" in this frame footer?




\setbeamertemplate{frame footer}{xyz}


\section{First Section}
\begin{frame}[t]{First Frame}
xxx 1

\section{Second Section}
\begin{frame}[t]{Second Frame}
xxx 2

  • 2
    Welcome to TeX.SX! Could you please add a small example from \documentclass to \end{document} to play with?
    – egreg
    Feb 21, 2018 at 13:07

1 Answer 1


\usetheme{moloch}% modern fork of the metropolis theme
\setbeamertemplate{frame footer}{\insertshortauthor~(\insertshortinstitute)}

\setbeamerfont{page number in head/foot}{size=\tiny}


  • What if we wanted to add the title as well?
    – Y_gr
    Aug 7, 2018 at 10:35
  • @Y_gr \insertshorttitle Aug 7, 2018 at 10:37
  • I thought so. But I wanted the title to be in the middle between the author's details and the slide's number
    – Y_gr
    Aug 7, 2018 at 10:39
  • @Y_gr Can you ask a new question including a MWE? Aug 7, 2018 at 10:40

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