I am trying to find a simple way to add a uniform border around a LaTeX poster, made in beamer, preferably in such a way that it is easy to modify the thickness.

Here is the first part of the preamble in my .tex file.


My current layout is that the entire poster is created in a single frame (i.e. all contained inside \begin{frame} and \end{frame}). So I am looking for a way to put a uniform, adjustable border around the edge of this frame.

It seems like this should be an easy thing, but I have only found directions for adding borders around frames when printing multiple slides on a page (e.g. \pgfpagesuselayout{8 on 1}).


One way with TikZ, requires two compilation passes:

\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture,overlay]
\draw [line width=1cm,blue] (current page.south east) rectangle (current page.north west);
  • This just about works perfectly, except for some reason is creating a second blank page in the pdf output (with the same header and footer). – GTFreiller Jan 2 '16 at 19:26
  • @GTFreiller Try placing the tikzpicture inside the frame. – Torbjørn T. Jan 2 '16 at 19:29
  • That worked! I had to compile it twice to get the border the right size (just saying this for future users). Thanks for your help. – GTFreiller Jan 2 '16 at 19:39
  • @GTFreiller Yes, forgot to mention that, sorry. Will add it to the answer as well. – Torbjørn T. Jan 2 '16 at 19:40

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