# Outline in Beamer with multiple title pages

I do a thesis in many (independent) articles or essays. I need a good way for the presentation. My goal is to have one Beamer file containing the essays. I code the Beamer as following:

\documentclass[usenames,dvipsnames,xcolor=table,10pt]{beamer}
\usecolortheme{default}
\AtBeginSection[]
{
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Outline}
\tableofcontents[currentsection]
\end{frame}
}

\begin{document}
\title[] %optional
{\sc General Title}
\author[] % (optional)
{My Name}
\frame{
\thispagestyle{empty}
\titlepage
}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% CHAPTER 1
\title %optional
{CHAP 1 title}

\frame{
\thispagestyle{empty}
\titlepage
}

\section{Section 1 in chap 1}
\subsection{subsection 1.1 in chap 1}
\subsection{subsection 1.2 in chap 1}
\section{Section 2 in chap 1}
\subsection{subsection 2.1 in chap 1}
\subsection{subsection 2.2 in chap 1}

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% CHAPTER 2
\title %optional
{CHAP 2 title}

\frame{
\thispagestyle{empty}
\titlepage
}

\section{Section 1 in chap 2}
\subsection{subsection 1.1 in chap 2}
\subsection{subsection 1.2 in chap 2}
\section{Section 2 in chap 2}
\subsection{subsection 2.1 in chap 2}
\subsection{subsection 2.2 in chap 2}


Everything is Ok, and I have the outline for each new section. But I want to have the outline for each essay. In the essay 1, I need that when recalling the outline, the sections after the second title page do not appear. After the second tile page, I need that when recalling the outline, the section before the second title page do not appear.

You could divide your presentation into different \parts, this way only the sections of the current part will show up in the toc.

• to pass multiple options to the xcolor package, the correct syntax is \documentclass[xcolor={usenames,dvipsnames,table},10pt]{beamer}

• the syntax \frame{...} is obsolete, better write \begin{frame}...\end{frame}

• instead of \thispagestyle{empty} you could use the plain frame option

• instead of putting formatting instructions inside the \title macro, I'd suggest to temporarily modify the title font instead

\documentclass[xcolor={usenames,dvipsnames,table},10pt]{beamer}
\usecolortheme{default}
\AtBeginSection[]
{
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Outline}
\tableofcontents[currentsection]
\end{frame}
}

\begin{document}
{
\setbeamerfont{title}{series=\scshape}
\title[] %optional
{General Title}
\author[] % (optional)
{My Name}
\begin{frame}[plain]
%\thispagestyle{empty}
\titlepage
\end{frame}
}

\part{essay 1}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% CHAPTER 1
\title %optional
{CHAP 1 title}

\begin{frame}[plain]
%\thispagestyle{empty}
\titlepage
\end{frame}

\section{Section 1 in chap 1}
\subsection{subsection 1.1 in chap 1}
\subsection{subsection 1.2 in chap 1}
\section{Section 2 in chap 1}
\subsection{subsection 2.1 in chap 1}
\subsection{subsection 2.2 in chap 1}

\part{essay 2}
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% CHAPTER 2
\title %optional
{CHAP 2 title}

\begin{frame}[plain]
%\thispagestyle{empty}
\titlepage
\end{frame}

\section{Section 1 in chap 2}
\subsection{subsection 1.1 in chap 2}
\subsection{subsection 1.2 in chap 2}
\section{Section 2 in chap 2}
\subsection{subsection 2.1 in chap 2}
\subsection{subsection 2.2 in chap 2}

\end{document}