[texhax] beamer problem: parentheses in left footer

Robert M Dorazio bob_dorazio at usgs.gov
Fri Aug 25 14:02:01 CEST 2006

I'm using the Boadilla theme with Beamer.  The Boadilla theme creates a
footer with left, center, and right footers:

Left footer:  contains names and institutes of authors
Center footer:  contains title of presentation
Right footer:  contains date of presentation

My problem is that if I omit the names and institutes of authors, or even
just substitute blank spaces for these, Beamer places a set of parentheses
in the left footer.  Here is my LaTeX source:


\title[title abbrev]{Here's the full title}


\frametitle{title of slide}


Is there a way to eliminate the parentheses?

Bob Dorazio
USGS - Florida Integrated Science Center
Department of Statistics
University of Florida
P.O. Box 110339
Gainesville, Florida  32611-0339
Phone:  (352) 392-3081Web site:  http://ifasstat.ifas.ufl.edu/BDorazio.html

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