In Beamer, I would like to use the long, full section titles in the table of contents, but shortened titles in the headline at the top of the screen (e.g., provided by the CambridgeUS theme). The section titles are defined as follows:

\section[short title]{long title}

I tried the suggestion at https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/6866/9789 but it does not work for me. I wonder if it is because I am in Beamer.


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Long section names in toc is the default beamer behavior, so just do nothing :)





\section[short title]{long title}   

  • Thank you! I realize that at some point I loaded a package - which I no longer need - that changed this default behavior.
    – tvk
    May 14, 2018 at 12:33
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    @samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz You are awesome. Your answers are always concise and to the point. Thank you
    – kaka
    Jun 5, 2022 at 0:31

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