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How to create slides like this? Is there some template that offers this structure (slide title on top, person name, talk title, page number on bottom)?

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  • How close is the boadilla theme to what you want? See here: deic.uab.es/~iblanes/beamer_gallery/individual/…
    – rbrignall
    Commented Feb 10, 2020 at 11:27
  • @rbrignall I find the blue bar unappealing. The template should be as simple as possible.
    – PlsWork
    Commented Feb 10, 2020 at 11:29
  • \setbeamertemplate{footline}{...} is the bit that needs changing... give me a few minutes and I'll try to rustle something up...
    – rbrignall
    Commented Feb 10, 2020 at 11:36

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Here is a simple modification to the default beamer theme (which normally has no footline at all, so we add one in).

\documentclass{beamer}

\setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}
\setbeamertemplate{footline}
{
  \leavevmode%
  \hbox{%
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.333333\paperwidth,ht=2.25ex,dp=1ex,left]{title in head/foot}%
    \hspace*{2ex}\insertauthor
  \end{beamercolorbox}%
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.333333\paperwidth,ht=2.25ex,dp=1ex,center]{title in head/foot}%
   \inserttitle
  \end{beamercolorbox}%
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=.333333\paperwidth,ht=2.25ex,dp=1ex,right]{title in head/foot}%
    \insertframenumber{} / \inserttotalframenumber\hspace*{2ex} 
  \end{beamercolorbox}}%
  \vskip0pt%
}

\title{The Riemann hypothesis in 3 slides}
\author{A.N. Author}
\date{10/02/2020}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\maketitle

\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Title of frame}

Text in frame
\end{frame}

\end{document}

Sample beamer slide

Note: I also removed the "navigation symbols" from the page (if you want them back, simply comment out the line \setbeamertemplate{navigation symbols}{}).

If you want to make other changes (e.g. to the colour of the title), I recommend this post, which has various links to other places too: Design a custom Beamer theme from scratch

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  • How can I change the font size of the footer (name, title, page numbers)?
    – PlsWork
    Commented Feb 11, 2020 at 0:05
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    You could specify it manually in the three beamercolorboxes, but the best way is to adjust the styling in the preamble, like this (e.g.): \setbeamerfont{footline}{size=\scriptsize,family=\ttfamily}
    – rbrignall
    Commented Feb 11, 2020 at 9:59

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