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Direc­tory macros/latex/contrib/beamer-contrib/themes/metropolis




  • The pack­age and theme name changed from m to metropo­lis!
  • The title format val­ues have been re­struc­tured. Please re­fer to the man­ual.

Metropo­lis is a sim­ple, mod­ern Beamer theme suit­able for any­one to use. It tries to min­i­mize noise and max­i­mize space for con­tent; the only vi­sual flour­ish it of­fers is an (op­tional) progress bar added to each slide. The core de­sign prin­ci­ples of the theme were de­scribed in a blog post here.

Not con­vinced? Have a look at the demo slides.Sample


To in­stall a sta­ble ver­sion of this theme, please re­fer to up­date in­struc­tions of your dis­tri­bu­tion. Metropo­lis is on CTAN since De­cem­ber 2014 thus it is part of Mik and will be part of Live 2016.

In­stalling Metropo­lis from source, like any Beamer theme, in­volves four easy steps:

  1. Down­load the source with a git clone of the Metropo­lis repos­i­tory or as a zip archive of the lat­est de­vel­op­ment ver­sion.
  1. Com­pile the style files by run­ning make sty in­side the down­loaded di­rec­tory. (Or run di­rectly on source/metropolistheme.ins.)
  1. Move the re­sult­ing *.sty files to the folder con­tain­ing your pre­sen­ta­tion. To use Metropo­lis with many pre­sen­ta­tions, run make install or move the *.sty files to a folder in your path in­stead (might re­quire sudo rights).
  1. Use the theme for your pre­sen­ta­tion by declar­ing \usetheme{metropolis} in the pream­ble of your Beamer doc­u­ment.


The fol­low­ing code shows a min­i­mal ex­am­ple of a Beamer pre­sen­ta­tion us­ing Metropo­lis.

\usetheme{metropolis}           % Use metropolis theme
\title{A minimal example}
\author{Matthias Vogelgesang}
\institute{Centre for Modern Beamer Themes}
  \section{First Section}
  \begin{frame}{First Frame}
    Hello, world!

De­tailed in­for­ma­tion on us­ing Metropo­lis can be found in the man­ual.

For an al­ter­na­tive dark color theme, please have a look at Ross Church­ley's ex­cel­lent owl theme.


The theme it­self is li­censed un­der a Creative Com­mons At­tri­bu­tion-ShareA­like 4.0 In­ter­na­tional Li­cense. This means that if you change the theme and re-dis­tribute it, you must re­tain the copy­right no­tice header and li­cense it un­der the same CC-BY-SA li­cense. This does not af­fect the pre­sen­ta­tion that you cre­ate with the theme.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (200.3k).

beam­ertheme-metropo­lis – A mod­ern beamer theme

The pack­age pro­vides a sim­ple, mod­ern Beamer theme for any­one to use. It tries to min­i­mize noise and max­i­mize space for con­tent.

Ver­sion1.2 2017-01-23
Li­censesFree li­cense not oth­er­wise listed
Copy­right2015–2017 Matthias Vo­gelge­sang
Main­tainerMatthias Vo­gelge­sang
Con­tained inTeX Live as beam­ertheme-metropo­lis
MiKTeX as beam­ertheme-metropo­lis
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