I am using the "default" theme with the "crane" color theme and I would like to add a footline to the slides, but with a background color defined by the "crane" color theme.

I have added the necessary text with the following command:

\setbeamertemplate{footline}[text line]{

In the beamer class documentation, there seem to be different options available for the footline like "[infolines theme]", but they rely on the specific outer theme to be loaded.

The "infolines" theme adds a header to the slides, that I don't need (and it doesn't seem possible to turn it off?), and I don't want the footer to show the total slide number, just the number of the current slide... hence a "[text line]" with a set background color. Can this be done?

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Hi you could do something like:


    \begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth,ht=2.25ex,dp=1ex,right, rightskip=1mm, leftskip=1mm]{titlelike}





I used the titlelike color for the footer, since crane doesn't define a footer color.

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To do that i generally use the following:

\defbeamertemplate{footline}{my footline}{
left text
center text
\setbeamertemplate{footline}[my footline]

The hskip and vskip after the page number are just used to fine tune its position. I've left them in case they maybe useful to you.

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