I have a presentation that uses the theme Dresden with color theme beaver. Everything works fine, except for the name of the institute in the footer of the slides, which appears white on a very light grey background, making it basically impossible to read.

  1. How can I change its color?
  2. Why isn't the color changed automatically like, for example, the color of the author name in the footer?

Add the following line to your preamble, replacing your_color by a relevant color name

\setbeamercolor{institute in head/foot}{fg=your_color}

The original definition is:

\setbeamercolor{institute in head/foot}{parent=palette tertiary}

With beaver theme color defined as:

\setbeamercolor*{palette tertiary}{bg=darkred!80!black,fg=gray!10!white}

That explains why the font color appears fast white....

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  • Thanks! So I guess that the "author" fields have a different palette? – user1301428 Dec 20 '12 at 10:50
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    Yes, check the content of files like beamercolorthemedefault.sty and beamercolorthemebeaver.sty – Lionel MANSUY Dec 20 '12 at 12:00

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