## LaTeX forum ⇒ Document Classes ⇒ Block over the content of a slide - Beamer

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alex-a
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Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:13 pm

### Block over the content of a slide - Beamer

Hi all,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but here I go :)
I'm preparing a presentation using Beamer, and I'd like to place a "block" box over the content of a slide.

For example, consider this two-column slide frame:

     \begin{frame}{Frame title}         \begin{columns}[c]             \column{0.5\textwidth}                 \begin{itemize}                     \item[-] First item                     \item[-] Second item                 \end{itemize}                  \begin{block}{Hello!}<2->                      This is the block that I want to                      be over everything when I hit <Enter>! :)                 \end{block}              \column{0.5\textwidth}                 \begin{figure}                     \flushleft                     \includegraphics{image.png}                 \end{figure}         \end{columns}     \end{frame}

I want to put the "Hello! block" on the middle of the slide, over the text and the image. Is there a way to do that, like specifying a (x,y) position?

I googled this "problem", but I couldn't find any solution. Apparently, I'm the first one who wants to do that :D

I appreciate any help. Thanks in advance!

Alex.

fatra2
Posts: 126
Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 1:43 pm
Hi there,

What do you mean by a block??? Do you want to add a simple itemize square figure, that you can define in a list environment??? Otherwise, you will have to be more precise on your request, because I don't understand.

Cheers

alex-a
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:13 pm
In Beamer, a "block" is a framed text with a title.

Here is an example (slide 50): http://faq.ktug.or.kr/wiki/uploads/beamer_guide.pdf

I just want this framed text to cover the text/figures/lists/whatever the slide has when I forward one slide.
You know, I just want to emphasize something in my presentation, and I think this would be the best way.