# Positioning content at the top of a beamer slide (by default)

When I create beamer frame, the content is centred in the slide. How do I make the content move to the top of the slide by default?

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–  Hendrik Vogt Jan 29 '11 at 13:59
Awwesome question. I always put a [t] on my frames without thinking there might be a global option. Thanks for bringing this up. –  recluze Jan 18 '12 at 2:17

You could specify vertical top alignment globally by the t class option:

\documentclass[t]{beamer}


For single frames you could use the same option locally:

\begin{frame}[t]
...
\end{frame}

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Thanks. I knew it was simple, but my googling didn't turn up the related option. –  csgillespie Jan 29 '11 at 11:51
@csgillespie: google may appear as a universal remedy, but the class or package documentation is by far more effective. What if no author writes documentation but say: the users shall google how to use my package? beamer has an excellent manual, just type texdoc beamer or find it on CTAN. A full text pdf search for keywords often quickly reveals a solution. I hope that small remark helps a bit as well. ;-) –  Stefan Kottwitz Jan 29 '11 at 11:57
I did look at the beamer documentation and searched it using the word "position". But that didn't work. –  csgillespie Jan 29 '11 at 11:59
That's good! So it's just a matter of choosing the right keywords, as it is with google. Here, search for "aligned" reveals [t] at first and the other alignment options as second result. In such cases, I vary search keywords using centered, top-aligned and the like. –  Stefan Kottwitz Jan 29 '11 at 12:04