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\hl{Hello World} 

I process this with pdflatex and I do not see the expected highlight. If I try to assign a color to overstrike same thing happens, as in


but \st{hello} by itself does overstrike hello in black when no color is set. Why is that and what is a work-around? Many That I tried do not work with long text.

The Soul Package Documentation, footnote 5, says something about needing a Postscript driver.

I do not have a problem using soul package outside of beamer.

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beamer redefines nearly anything ...

\hl{Hello World} 

\SoulColor\hl{Hello World}

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