Is there a command \inserttotalslidenumber, similar to, for example, \inserttotalframenumber?

I would like to be able to write something like this:

  \frametitle{The title (\insertslidenumber/\inserttotalslidenumber)}
   \only<+->{Some content.}
   \only<+->{Some more content.}

To generate "The title (1/2)" and "The title (2/2)" on the respective slides.


There is currently no out-of-the-box command for this. See samcarter's response below for a way to make the calculation.

  • In addition, look for frametitle continuationin the beamer manual. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Apr 3 '18 at 7:15
  • I had already found that answer, but was wondering if beamer defines a more "standard" way of doing so. Is the answer basically "no"? – dow Apr 3 '18 at 8:09
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    (1) Then next time maybe refer to the related question that you already found - this saves others time. It's your 17th question - you are not a newbie anymore :). (2) I am afraid that there is no more standard way. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Apr 3 '18 at 8:17
  • So every time one asks a question, they also need to mention the other 200 links they already checked? That answer is rather far from what I was looking for. Given the plethora of other \insert commands available, one would not expect to have to make the calculations mentioned there... – dow Apr 3 '18 at 8:27
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    @dow You should add all the information you already have to you questions to help the people willing to help you! – user36296 Apr 3 '18 at 8:31

\insertslidenumber was recently added to beamer, but you still need toc calculate the total number of slides in the frame.



\newcommand{\inserttotalslidenumber}{    \setcounter{cont}{\beamer@endpageofframe}%



  \frametitle{The title (\insertslidenumber/\inserttotalslidenumber)}
   \only<+->{Some content.}
   \only<+->{Some more content.}

  • Thanks for the information regarding \insertslidenumber! Good to know – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Apr 3 '18 at 8:34
  • Sam, I have updated the question to reflect what I had in mind. Would you mind adding a sentence along the lines of "there is no out-of-the-box way to do that as of now", preferably at the beginning of your response? Thanks! – dow Apr 3 '18 at 18:28

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