# Import pdf with white background

I have a beamer presentation where the text is in white and the background is black. For some frames I would like to import some pdfs but have them exactly as they are normally. That is all the white space should still be white. The effect should be a white rectangle in the middle of the screen which has the pdf with black borders all around. I think the issue is transparency so I really want to make the transparent parts of the pdf white.

How can you do this?

Here is a skeleton MWE.

\documentclass[xcolor=svgnames]{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}

\setbeamerfont{title}{size=\Huge}
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=black}
\setbeamercolor{normal text}{fg=white}
\setbeamercolor{title}{fg=white}
\setbeamercolor{frametitle}{fg=yellow}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{center}
\begin{figure}
\includegraphics[width = 7cm]{pdf-page}
\end{figure}
\end{center}
\end{frame}


\end{document}

• Package pdfpages? – JPi Aug 6 '14 at 20:42
• I'm not sure, but why don't you superimpose the pdf with transparency on a uniformly white pdf? – anderstood Aug 6 '14 at 20:43
• percusse gave me a solution. The main part is to define \usepackage{tcolorbox}% \newtcolorbox{mybox}{ arc=0pt, boxrule=0pt, colback=white, width=0.7\textwidth, % this option controls the width of the box } – Lembik Aug 6 '14 at 20:43
• @anderstood That is basically the solution percusse gave me, thank you. – Lembik Aug 6 '14 at 20:44
• then, I can be proud! :) – anderstood Aug 6 '14 at 20:46

Maybe you can use a simple \colorbox:

\documentclass[xcolor=svgnames]{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\usepackage{mwe}% to get an example image

\setbeamerfont{title}{size=\Huge}
\setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=black}
\setbeamercolor{normal text}{fg=white}
\setbeamercolor{title}{fg=white}
\setbeamercolor{frametitle}{fg=yellow}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\begin{center}
{\setlength\fboxsep{0pt}%
\colorbox{white}{\includegraphics[width = 7cm]{example-image-a4-landscape}}%
}
\end{center}
\end{frame}
\end{document}