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## Block over the content of a slide - Beamer

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### 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:

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    \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.
alex-a

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

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
fatra2

Posts: 126
Joined: Fri May 1st, 2009

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

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.