I'm using Malmoe, but this should be a general question. Typically, when I set a title for a slide, it gets special formatting. In Malmoe, that would be big, blue and fat.

Say I want to have a slide where I only put one sentence in the center (A three liner question), and I want to have it the properties of that slide question - what would be an easy approach?

Alternatively, maybe these style classes come with a special "bigAndIMportant" marker that one can use in slides - but quick research hasn't shown anything like this.

In any way, I would like the sentence to be both vertical and horizontal centered.

Does anyone know more on this issue?


So here is some simple mockup:

% !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode
% !TEX TS-program = pdflatexmk
\begin{frame}{The Question}
Here is the question. It is so long that it will be broken over 2-3 lines when it is displayed big. 

I would like to emphasize the central text, such that it looks more "eye jumping" than normal text. However, I don't want to break the style. Maybe there is an attribut inside Malmoe (or beamer in general) that one can use for this? Or perhaps a way to make it look similar to the frame title ("The Question") - but it should still be distinguishable..

  • 1
    \begin{frame}[plain,c] is a good start, then to make your text stand out you could use a beamercolorbox. Are you looking for advice on the TeXnical side or on the design of the slides? Having a mockup of your desired output and what you accomplished so far would help us help you.
    – Bordaigorl
    May 24, 2014 at 15:50
  • I don't have a special idea on desired output, just want the text to be more eye jumpy and central. If there's a preset layout for that, I'd take that. Updated the question
    – FooBar
    May 24, 2014 at 16:03

1 Answer 1


The question is very vague, almost anything would seem to fit the bill.

What about this:


\questionframe{Here is the question?}{And corresponding explanation}

The only beamer-relevant parts are:

  1. plain is a frame option removing the navigation bars leaving more space for the question
  2. c is a frame option forcing centered vertical alignment (just in case you chenge the default globally)
  3. \structure typesets the text using the color used by the theme for structure elements such as frame titles.

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