I would like to modify beamer theme Amsterdam (downloaded from the side http://latex.simon04.net the first topic) in this way:

In headlines I would like to get rid of the circles under the name of sections.

  • Could you edit your question and make it a little bit more specific on what exactly does not work as you expected it, please?
    – hakaze
    Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 10:41
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    Your question is not very clear...what did you expect? Can you give an minimum working example ...
    – Leeser
    Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 10:41
  • OK, good for you! I count the number of question marks and get zero, so I assume this was just for our information. If you'd like us to help you, it would make it a lot easier for us if you try making the changes you want, and then tell us what, if anything, went wrong. Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 11:53

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Take the following modified code of beamerthemeAmsterdam.sty and save as beamerthemeAmsterdamTeXsx.sty. It uses \insertsectionnavigationhorizontal instead of \insertnavigation in order to suppress the small circles representing the individual frames.






  \begin{beamercolorbox}[colsep=1.5pt]{upper separation line head}
  \begin{beamercolorbox}{section in head/foot}
    \begin{beamercolorbox}[colsep=1.5pt]{middle separation line head}
      leftskip=.3cm,rightskip=.3cm plus1fil]{subsection in head/foot}
      \usebeamerfont{subsection in head/foot}\insertsubsectionhead
  \begin{beamercolorbox}[colsep=1.5pt]{lower separation line head}

You can then use it via \usetheme{AmsterdamTeXsx} in your preamble.

TOC of modified theme

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