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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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Related: slidestop for a single slide in beamer. –  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

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


For single frames you could use the same option locally:

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@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
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

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