I am designing a latex template for making presentation slides, and I use beamer class for it.

I want to use:

  1. '>' sign as item symbol (for all layers of itemize: item, subitem, subsubitem)
  2. '>' sign are all in color like light blue, which is specified by RGB values: (0, 100, 240)
  3. The size of subitem sign is a bit smaller than the size of item sign.

See the following figure.

enter image description here

I want to make the template a bit well organized so I prefer to define it in 'beamerinnerthemesmycompany.sty' file.

Thanks in advance for your help.


1 Answer 1


\definecolor{myblue}{RGB}{0, 100, 240}

\setbeamercolor{itemize item}{fg=myblue}
\setbeamercolor{itemize subitem}{fg=myblue}
\setbeamercolor{itemize subsubitem}{fg=myblue}

\setbeamerfont{itemize item}{size=\normalsize}
\setbeamerfont{itemize subitem}{size=\scriptsize}
\setbeamerfont{itemize subsubitem}{size=\tiny}

\defbeamertemplate*{itemize item}{mytheme}{%
    \usebeamerfont*{itemize item}$>$

\defbeamertemplate*{itemize subitem}{mytheme}{%
    \usebeamerfont*{itemize subitem}$>$

\defbeamertemplate*{itemize subsubitem}{mytheme}{%
    \usebeamerfont*{itemize subsubitem}$>$


        \item test
            \item test
                \item test

enter image description here

  • thanks a lot for your help. It works well. However, do you have any suggestion on how to make the '>' sign narrower, just like the way I show in my picture?
    – aura
    Feb 7, 2018 at 14:02
  • @aura Either find a font with a narrower > or draw it in tikz or similar. Or use \resizebox to deform the symbol - however this might look result in strange line widths - use at your own risk. Feb 7, 2018 at 14:04

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