# How to cross out a quote in beamer

I have a quote in beamer which I would to show crossed out, that is with a large cross going through it. How can I do that?

Here is a MWE:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{cancel}

\usepackage{default}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}\frametitle{Example}
\begin{exampleblock}{}
{\large \blindtext''}
\vskip5mm
\hspace*\fill{\small--- Author and Author}
\end{exampleblock}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


I tried xcancel from the cancel package but couldn't get it to work at all for this task.

• Do you really work without a frame? – TeXnician Dec 22 '17 at 15:45
• @TeXnician No. My example was just a little too minimal. Fixed now. – Lembik Dec 22 '17 at 15:46

With tikz you could do:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Example}

\begin{exampleblock}{}
{\large \blindtext''}
\vskip5mm
\hspace*\fill{\small--- Author and Author}
\end{exampleblock}

\begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
\draw[ultra thick,color=red] (0,0) -- (11,7) (11,0) -- (0,7);
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{frame}

\end{document}


• Thank you. My MWE didn't correctly show that the quote is at the bottom of the page. Let me update it. – Lembik Dec 22 '17 at 16:19
• @Lembik Just modify the numbers in (0,0) -- (11,7) (11,0) -- (0,7). – user36296 Dec 22 '17 at 16:21
• @Lembik That's exactly the method I used to derive the numbers in my answer :) – user36296 Dec 22 '17 at 16:30