Issue #218 open

# miniframes and smoothbars don't show progress markers without subsections

idleroux
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The outer themes miniframes and smoothbars normally display a row of filled and empty circles to show progress through the current subsection. However, if the document contains no subsections, this display is missing, even if the option [subsection=false] is used to suppress the display of subsection information. Example:

{{{

# !LaTeX

\documentclass{beamer}

\useoutertheme[subsection=false]{miniframes} % \useoutertheme[subsection=false]{smoothbars} \usecolortheme{whale}

\begin{document}

\section{Section} \subsection{Subsection} \begin{frame}{A slide} With content \end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Another slide} Different content \end{frame}

\end{document}

}}}

With the dummy \subsection command, the resulting slides have a progress indicator. Removing this line has no visible effect on the document structure, but the progress indicator disappears.

-- IDL

OK, this is one of those 'What did Till actually intend?' problems: the current definition of \slideentry simply ignores the case where there are no subsections. I need to think about the correct change here: Till was pretty inconsistent with respect to sections.