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How can I position a beamercolorbox in arbitrary position in a slide?

I want to be able to give coordinates, and that is where the box will be positioned.

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I don't know how to do that directly. But, whenever i want to put stuff in strange places in my slides, i use the textpos package. If you are going to use it with beamer, i hear it is advisable to use the overlay option. I also find it easier to use absolute references to place things (distances measured from the top left corner of the slide). To do both you should use


To place things in the slides use

whatever you want to put here

One drawback of this solution is that you have to manually specify the width...

Not directly related to the question, but when using this i find it useful to have a grid on the slides. You can add one by using

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