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Focus v2.5

A presentation theme for LaTeX Beamer that aims at a clean and minimalist design, so to minimize distractions and put the focus directly on the content.

This package is available through the CTAN in most LaTeX distributions such as MiKTeX and TeXLive.

Requires the packages appendixnumberbeamer, fira and PGF/TikZ to be installed in your LaTeX distribution.


A full demo is available. Refer to demo.tex and demo.pdf.


Download the latest release by following this link.


After downloading, copy the files named beamer*themefocus.sty into the same folder as your LaTeX source file.

Then include the theme by writing:



in the preamble of your document.

Customize colors

Focus is based on two colors, namely main and background, that can be customized after including the theme.

For example:


\definecolor{main}{RGB}{92, 138, 168}
\definecolor{background}{RGB}{240, 247, 255}

produces the following ice-blue color theme.

Customize the footline

The footline numbering can be customized through the theme option numbering. The standard value is:


that shows an progress bar of increasing length on the footline.

Alternatively, a full footline bar with the frame numbering can be shown with:


The footline may also be disabled by typing:


Customize fonts

Focus is using the Fira fonts by default.

This can be changed by using the option nofirafonts:



This software is released under the GNU GPL v3.0 License.


If you are enjoying this theme please share it with your friends or colleagues!

Any suggestions, comments, criticism or appreciation are welcome!

Contact information are available to registered users on my Github profile page.


Focus was initially created and designed by Pasquale Africa.

The following people deserve appreciation and acknowledgment for improving the template with additions and modifications (in alphabetical order):

  • Sebastian Friedl
  • Benjamin Goldman

A more detailed contribution list is found here.

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