# Beamer: Increase square enumerate size when using 14pt font

I'm using beamer with 14pt and when I use enumerate or itemize it doesn't look just right:

I'd like to have:

• The squares slightly larger
• The squares centered vertically

I have tried to play around with:

\setbeamertemplate{enumerate item}
{%
\hbox{%
\usebeamerfont*{item projected}%
\usebeamercolor[bg]{item projected}%
\vrule width3.25ex height3.85ex depth.4ex%
\hskip-3.25ex%
\hbox to3.25ex{%
\hfil%
\color{fg}\insertenumlabel%
\hfil}%
}%
}


which does make the bullet larger but how could I make the \insertnumlabel larger? And how would I center it?

• Why not: \setbeamertemplate{enumerate item} {\usebeamercolor[bg]{item projected}\colorbox{bg}{\color{fg}\insertenumlabel}}? – Werner Sep 29 '13 at 2:20
• That looks good. I settled for \footnotesize\insertnumlabel, the default was too large for my taste. Though, it still doesn't look picture perfect since the box still is too low: i.imgur.com/1GeBPc8.png – ClojureMostly Sep 29 '13 at 2:45
• Could you create a minimal working example (MWE) rather than just code snippets? – Werner Sep 29 '13 at 3:19
• Sorry about that: writelatex.com/read/kmxtpyrrjzmh – ClojureMostly Sep 29 '13 at 3:39
• Try \setbeamertemplate{enumerate item} {\usebeamercolor[bg]{item projected}\raisebox{1.5pt}{\colorbox{bg}{\color{fg}\footnotesize\insertenumlabel}}}. – karlkoeller Sep 29 '13 at 6:09

(Since half of the answer comes from Werner's comment I made it CW).

Use

\setbeamertemplate{enumerate item}{%
\usebeamercolor[bg]{item projected}%
\raisebox{1.5pt}{\colorbox{bg}{\color{fg}\footnotesize\insertenumlabel}}%
}


Complete MWE

\documentclass[14pt]{beamer}
\useinnertheme{rectangles}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\begin{enumerate}
\item Enum
\item Enum
\item Enum
\end{enumerate}
\end{frame}

\setbeamertemplate{enumerate item}{%
\usebeamercolor[bg]{item projected}%
\raisebox{1.5pt}{\colorbox{bg}{\color{fg}\footnotesize\insertenumlabel}}%
}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}