# How to position a beamer box in a slide?

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

\usepackage[absolute,overlay]{textpos}


To place things in the slides use

\begin{textblock*}{width}(xcoord,ycoord)
whatever you want to put here
\end{textblock*}


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

\usepackage[texcoord,grid,gridunit=mm,gridcolor=red!10,subgridcolor=green!10]
{eso-pic}

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