# Background Picture

I am creating a presentation using the Beamer document class. I was wondering if it would be possible to have the same picture appear as a background of each slide.

This is the image I am referring to.

I want to be able to put the outline on the side strip if possible. Is there any particular theme that allows me to do so? Any usepackages I will need?

Thanks in advanced for all the help.

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Here's one possibility using the sidebar outer theme; the background canvas template was used to include the image in the background; the headline and frametitle templates were also redefined to take into account the width of the left image:

\documentclass{beamer}
\useoutertheme{sidebar}

\makeatletter
\setbeamertemplate{frametitle}
{%
\nointerlineskip%
\vfil
\leftskip=-\beamer@leftmargin%
\rightskip=-\beamer@rightmargin%
{\usebeamercolor[fg]{frametitle}\usebeamerfont{frametitle}\insertframetitle\par}%
{\usebeamercolor[fg]{framesubtitle}\usebeamerfont{framesubtitle}\insertframesubtitle\par}%
\vbox{}%
\vskip-1em%
\vfil
}%
}
{%
\begin{beamercolorbox}[wd=\paperwidth]{frametitle}
\ifx\beamer@sidebarside\beamer@lefttext%
\else%
\hfill%
\fi%
\ifdim\beamer@sidebarwidth>0pt%
\hskip-\beamer@sidebarwidth%
\hbox to \beamer@sidebarwidth{\hss\vbox to
\else%
\fi%
\end{beamercolorbox}
}
\makeatother
\setbeamersize{text margin left=1cm,text margin right=0.5cm}
\setbeamertemplate{background canvas}{\includegraphics[width=\paperwidth,height=\paperheight]{kodvZ}}

\begin{document}

\section{Test section}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Test tile}
\framesubtitle{Test subtile}
test
\end{frame}

\subsection{Test subsection}
\begin{frame}
test
\end{frame}

\end{document}


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