LaTeX forum ⇒ Presentations and PostersUnnumbered footnote in Beamer

Beamer, Powerdot and KOMA-Script presentations, Conference posters (a0poster, baposter, tikzposter)
Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:33 pm

Unnumbered footnote in Beamer

Postby asafw » Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:43 am

Hi there,

What is the simplest way to insert an unnumbered footnote in a Beamer slide?

I found an answer online which suggests to define


but the footnote does not show at the bottom of the slide when I try to use it.

Thanks so much,

User avatar
Site Moderator
Posts: 3644
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:08 pm

Postby Johannes_B » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:56 am

Crosspost in TeX.SX.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

User avatar
Stefan Kottwitz
Site Admin
Posts: 8708
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:12 pm

Hi Asaf,

your code works as expected. When I use it, the footnote text appears at the bottom. Here is an example that shows it with your code. Just click on "Open in Overleaf" to easily verify it in the online LaTeX compiler. I tested with several beamer themes such as Warsaw and Singapore.

  1. \documentclass{beamer}
  2. \usetheme{Singapore}
  3. \usepackage{blindtext}
  4. \newcommand\blfootnote[1]{%
  5. \begingroup
  6. \renewcommand\thefootnote{}\footnote{#1}%
  7. \addtocounter{footnote}{-1}%
  8. \endgroup
  9. }
  10. \begin{document}
  11. \begin{frame}
  12. Text\blfootnote{Unnumbered footnote} \blindtext
  13. Text\footnote{Numbered footnote}
  14. \end{frame}
  15. \end{document}

beamer.png (46.5 KiB) Viewed 4789 times

The reason, why it doesn't show up on your slide, is in your other code. Or the slide is already too full. Can you post your code (Infominimal working example) that shows the problem?

Site admin

Posts: 36
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:33 pm

Postby asafw » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:53 am

Thanks so much Stefan!
Looks like it didn't work for me earlier due to incompatibility with "setspace" and "subcaption" packages.

Thanks again,

Return to “Presentations and Posters”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest