I have the following MWE. The result will title the first frame as "Frame 1", the second as "Frame 1 (II)" and the third as "Frame 2".

What I need is that the frametitle continuation also occurs on the first frame of frames that are created via framebreak, but not on frames that have no framebreak. I.e., this example should have the titles "Frame 1 (I)", "Frame 2 (II)", and "Frame 2". However, when removing the from second option, the third frame will also have a roman (I) added to its title.

How can I tell LaTeX to only add "(I)" to a frame title if the frame is the first of several frames due to the use of framebreak?

I could not find a solution to this online, which made me wonder if I am trying something that I should not try in the first place - I want to have to change the frame title and layout only once, even though the (closely related) content will spread over 2 or 3 frames, and the framebreak option seems suitable, no?

\documentclass[t, sansserif, onlymath, 10pt]{beamer}

\setbeamertemplate{frametitle continuation}[from second][(\insertcontinuationcountroman )]


\begin{frame}[allowframebreaks]\frametitle{Frame 1}



\begin{frame}[allowframebreaks]\frametitle{Frame 2}

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    Is allowframebreaks needed for Frame 2 ? Feb 15, 2019 at 19:18
  • No, it is not needed. You are right, when removing it, no frame continuation occurs. Thank you.
    – Marie. P.
    Feb 16, 2019 at 9:33

1 Answer 1


The frame title continuation text is only added if the frame is defined with the allowframebreaks option which allows the frame content to be broken up into several frames.

To surround the frame title continuation numbers by two parentheses we can use: \addtobeamertemplate{frametitle continuation}{(}{)}

And also removing the allowframebreaks frame option will automatically remove the frame title continuation text.

\documentclass[ sansserif, onlymath, 10pt]{beamer}

\addtobeamertemplate{frametitle continuation}{(}{)}


\frametitle{Frame broken up into two frames}
First page content of the frame


Second page content of the frame


\frametitle{Single frame}

Frame content 



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