I'm trying to do the following:

  • use the metropolis theme when exporting my Orgmode buffer to Beamer with slides numbering,
  • have a table of contents with the numbering of the sections and without the numbering of the slides,
  • have a slide showing the current section in the table of content at the beginning of each new section.

I'm almost there but I can't find a way to remove the slide numbering in the table of contents: I've circled that in red in the image below.

Here's a minimal example:

#+TITLE: Some title
#+startup: beamer
#+LaTeX_CLASS: beamer
#+OPTIONS: H:2 num:t toc:t author:nil
#+LATEX_HEADER: \usetheme[progressbar=foot, sectionpage=none, numbering=fraction]{metropolis}
#+BEAMER_HEADER: \setbeamercovered{transparent=10}
# Show section number in the table of contents
#+BEAMER_HEADER: \setbeamertemplate{section in toc}[sections numbered]
# Show table of content between each section, do not increment the frame numbering and do not show the footer
#+BEAMER_HEADER: \AtBeginSection[] {  \begin{frame}[plain, noframenumbering]{Outline}    \setbeamertemplate{section in toc}[sections numbered]    \setbeamertemplate{subsection in toc}[subsections numbered]    \tableofcontents[currentsection, currentsubsection]  \end{frame}} \AtBeginSubsection[] {  \begin{frame}[plain, noframenumbering]{Outline}    \setbeamertemplate{section in toc}[sections numbered]    \setbeamertemplate{subsection in toc}[subsections numbered]    \tableofcontents[currentsection,currentsubsection]  \end{frame}}
* Title 1
** Section 1
** Section 2
* Title 2
** Section A
** Section B

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Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)

  • This is for the numbering of the titles in the table of content itself, I'd like to keep those numbered! :)
    – kir0ul
    Sep 12, 2022 at 16:38

1 Answer 1


You can add


to your preamble to automatically suppress the footline on the outline frame.

To make it look as if the outline frame would not increase the framenumber, you could add


to your preamble.

And this is how it would look in the Org mode file:

#+LATEX_HEADER: \pretocmd{\tableofcontents}{\thispagestyle{empty}}{}{}
#+LATEX_HEADER: \addtocounter{framenumber}{-1}
  • Thanks! This works perfectly for the slide numbering! But then I have a difference in items spacing between the first table of contents, and the table of contents showing only the current section. I thought it was cause by the slide numbering but maybe there's something else. Should this be another question?
    – kir0ul
    Sep 12, 2022 at 17:29
  • @kir0ul Can you show the intermedia .tex file? Sep 12, 2022 at 18:23
  • Probably a different question: that will allow you to point out exactly the difference in the spacing.
    – NickD
    Sep 12, 2022 at 18:45
  • But since this answer answered your original question, you should accept it.
    – NickD
    Sep 12, 2022 at 19:04

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