I have the following in my org-mode file that I am exporting to beamer on the basis of this simple template:

* Introduction
* More
** etc
* Still more
** Some a
** Some b
** Some c

However, my TOC only renders:

Still more

It neither renders the ** levels, nor the introduction, oddly.

I'm sure this setting exists, but I don't understand how to ask the TOC to render all ** levels. What setting is controlling the level of TOC depth?

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This seems to be a Beamer-level issue, suggesting an Org Mode solution like so:

#+OPTIONS: H:1 num:t toc:nil \n:nil @:t ::t |:t ^:t -:t f:t *:t <:t
#+PROPERTY: header-args :exports both
#+LaTeX_HEADER: \input{list-of-frames.tex}

* Outline
:BEAMER_env: ignoreheading
* Main content
Hello Beamer!

where the input file has these contents:



This is related to the number of levels exported as headlines, which is controlled by org-export-headline-levels. Which value does this variable have?

The template you pointed to includes #+OPTIONS: H:3, are you sure you didn't alter that value?

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