# How to not count a slide in page number in beamer?

I have slide 1, 2, 3 and I only want my page number in the slide to count slide 2 and 3. So on slide 2, the page number displays 1/2.

I followed exactly what suggested in Beamer: \nonumber equivalent for slides? using the noframenumbering option. It does not do anything.

Many thanks!

• I was writing a long comment in the sense of the marmot comment-answer. I will just add that 5-slides (pages) presentation could be even only single frame, thus the 5th slide could be 1/1, or the 0/0, or just the expected 5/5 depending on what you do. But nobody know if you are using overlays, frame options or any other relevant thing. So, help yourself providing the MWE. – Fran Sep 28 '18 at 1:23

I tried to find out what you might mean, but unfortunately you do not provide an MWE. Even worse, my crystal ball got stolen. So I can only guess what you mean. I guess you are confusing frame number with page number. To see this consider the MWE

\documentclass{beamer}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}[page number]{}
%\setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number]{}
\begin{document}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}[t]{Second frame}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}[t]{Third frame}
\end{frame}
\end{frame}
\begin{frame}[t]{Fifth frame}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


This seems to confirm what you're saying, but the catch is that I am showing the page number here. Indeed, if I activate \setbeamertemplate{footline}[frame number]{} instead, I get

Is this the phenomenon you're referring to?

• You have your crystal ball after all. You are right about my problem. My set up was indeed page number, not frame number. After I changed it, however, my slides now show "1/1, 2/1, 3/1....." The total frame number stays at 1... any clues? – James H Sep 28 '18 at 2:51
• @JamesH At least in the example I posted this does not seem to happen. Do you agree? And really, I do not have my crystal ball any more. So I'd like to ask you to post a minimal example that illustrates the problem. Others will also appreciate it. (How much would others benefit from statements that come from a marmot's crystal ball? ;-) – user121799 Sep 28 '18 at 3:16
• I identified the issue. I have \usepackage{appendixnumberbeamer}. By using this package, the frame numbers get screwed. (tex.stackexchange.com/questions/408198/…) However, I cannot find a clean solution to this issue. I dont want my appendix to have any page number (of course, I can do that manually for each slide I guess). – James H Sep 28 '18 at 6:27
• @JamesH Can you ask your appendix frame numbering problem as a separate question including a minimal working example (MWE) and exactly which numbers you want to see on each slide? – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Sep 28 '18 at 8:21
• @marmot Great crystal ball usage! – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Sep 28 '18 at 8:21