# Beamer, columns environment and text next to image

I am not able to get the text next to the image. As you can see, it is shifted downward. p.s. columns width can be changed.

\documentclass[14pt,handout,t]{beamer}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\geometry{paperwidth=297mm,paperheight=210mm}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\setbeamersize{text margin left=100pt,text margin right=100pt}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{\textbf{Title}}
\begin{columns}
\begin{column}{0.3\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=\columnwidth]{example-image-1x1}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{11cm}
\begin{itemize}
\item \lipsum[2]
\item \lipsum[3]
\end{itemize}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


The reference point of an image is at its bottom.

Add some space in the left column, \vspace{\topsep} is the same as what's added by the itemize environment in the right column. In other cases you can use \vspace{0pt}.

\documentclass[14pt,handout,t]{beamer}

\usepackage{lipsum}
\geometry{paperwidth=297mm,paperheight=210mm}
\setbeamersize{text margin left=100pt,text margin right=100pt}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{\textbf{Title}}

\begin{columns}

\begin{column}{0.3\textwidth}
\vspace{\topsep}

\includegraphics[width=\columnwidth]{example-image-1x1}%
\end{column}

\begin{column}{0.65\textwidth}
\begin{itemize}
\item \lipsum[2]
\item \lipsum[3]
\end{itemize}
\end{column}

\end{columns}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


With \begin{columns}[T] you can have the columns aligned to the top.

\documentclass[14pt,handout,t]{beamer}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\geometry{paperwidth=297mm,paperheight=210mm}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\setbeamersize{text margin left=100pt,text margin right=100pt}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{\textbf{Title}}
\begin{columns}[T]
\begin{column}{0.3\textwidth}
\includegraphics[width=\columnwidth]{example-image-1x1}
\end{column}
\begin{column}{11cm}
\begin{itemize}
\item \lipsum[2]
\item \lipsum[3]
\end{itemize}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


• I had tried t but it it had not worked. Hence it was T and not t. Thank you. Feb 4 '16 at 20:32
• I am a little bit puzzled because T, as you said, works; t does not, while the manual at page 25 says "Trying this, he is not quite satisfied with the result as the block on the left has a different height than the one on the right. He thinks it would be nicer if they were vertically top-aligned. So he adds the [t] option to the columns environment." Feb 4 '16 at 20:39
• @Marco From page 125: T is similar to the t option, but T aligns the tops of the first lines while t aligns the so-called baselines of the first lines. If strange things seem to happen in conjunction with the t option (for example if a graphic suddenly “drops down” with the t option instead of “going up,”), try using this option instead. Feb 4 '16 at 20:43