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{mini-frames} are small navigational symbols, with each symbol representing one frame. They are used by the presentation class {beamer}.

Mini frames are small navigational symbols, with each symbol representing one frame. They are used by the presentation class , e.g. in the outer themes miniframes and smoothbars.

### Example of a headline with mini frames:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usetheme{Ilmenau}
\begin{document}
\section{Section 1}
\subsection{Subsection 1}
\frame{}\frame{}\frame{}
\subsection{Subsection 2}
\frame{}\frame{}
\section{Section 2}
\subsection{Subsection 1}
\frame{}\frame{}\frame{}\frame{}
\section{Section 2}
\subsection{Subsection 1}
\frame{}\frame{}
\subsection{Subsection 2}
\frame{}\frame{}\frame{}
\subsection{Subsection 3}
\frame{}\frame{}\frame{}\frame{}
\end{document}


Note that a section must contain at least one subsection so that the mini frames are shown.

By default, each subsection starts a new line of mini frames, as can be seen in the above example. By adding the document class option compress, only a single line is used:

The code to produce this output is the same as above, only the first line was changed to \documentclass[compress]{beamer}.