Dr. Manuel Kuehner
Related follow-up question: https://topanswers.xyz/tex?q=2047

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* I like the metropolis theme for beamer.
* **Problem:** In the default setting, the footnote is placed relatively prominment in the normal text area.
* **Question:** Can the footnotes be placed in a way that the normal text area is not used/accupied?


\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{metropolis}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc\footnote{Footnote text.}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


![dsds_1.jpg](/image?hash=192b97ef156db15ed0068539cb071643967731138b83986c112ebf8f57be85ca)

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\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme[progressbar = foot]{metropolis}

% https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/577201
\makeatletter
\setlength{\metropolis@titleseparator@linewidth}{2pt}
\setlength{\metropolis@progressonsectionpage@linewidth}{2pt}
\makeatother

\setbeamertemplate{footline}{}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc\footnote{Footnote text.}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc\footnote{Footnote text.}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc\footnote{Footnote text.}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


samcarter
The footnote is placed as far down as it can possible go. The problem is that metropolis uses a very tall footline -- you can see it if you switch the background colour:

![Screenshot 2022-06-18 at 22.25.11.png](/image?hash=cfdc6f9a58f6b48b217f9a04ac1d8ab63d7a4093a1df2be2cd6d8264bc80b1cb)

If you don't like to waste this much space, I suggest to disable the footline of the metropolis theme. Instead you could use one of the default footlines of beamer, which occupy much less space, or you could find another place for the framenumber:


\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{metropolis}

\setbeamertemplate{footline}{}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc\footnote{Footnote text.}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


![Screenshot 2022-06-18 at 22.30.14.png](/image?hash=1bda5b22739aebeb4064e81fdc3b40a9ca67d494afdbfc73d291aa25045c1cd6)
samcarter
Different approach:

one could redefine the footline so that the page number does not take vertical space (caveat: if you fill your slide with text until the very end of the last line, it might overlap with the page number)


\documentclass{beamer}

\usetheme{metropolis}

\makeatletter
\setlength{\metropolis@titleseparator@linewidth}{2pt}
\setlength{\metropolis@progressonsectionpage@linewidth}{2pt}
\makeatother

\setbeamertemplate{footline}{%

}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{blub}
abc\footnote{Footnote text.}
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
content...
\end{frame}

\end{document}


![Screenshot 2022-06-24 at 17.16.58.png](/image?hash=3db4d4602c750156d7282f3dea7fcf14e16c4e5a31af9f83000618726eb0fc03)

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