# Put bullets in a block inside itemize environment

I am trying to insert bullet in a block, but these bullets appear outside this block. This is probably due to the fact that the block is inside an itemize environment. Is there a way to do it?

My code is:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usefonttheme{professionalfonts}
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}[ball]

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Estimation problem}
\begin{overlayarea}{\textwidth}{\textheight}
\begin{itemize}
\item  In finance it is a common to consider a parametric model for pricing
derivatives and then estimate its parameters to the historical market data.
\medskip
\item  However, this practice raises some questions about its effectiveness
and implications.
\medskip
\begin{block}{Related questions}
\medskip
\item How the best-fitting parameters' set is treated after the estimation?
\\
\medskip
\item Does the estimation error affect financial decisions? \\
\medskip
\item How frequently does the parametric model need to be estimated?
\medskip
\end{block}
\item Our work aims to give answers to these questions and outlines an
alternative solution
\end{itemize}
\end{overlayarea}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


• On my System (Debian/TeX Live 2016) I can't reproduce your image... Missing the more important part that is the boxes in this case... – koleygr Feb 8 '18 at 23:09

• the simple way to resolve your problem is break itemize in three parts as follows:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usefonttheme{professionalfonts}
\setbeamertemplate{itemize items}[ball]
%
\setbeamercolor{block title}{fg=white, bg=blue!70!black}
\setbeamercolor{block body}{fg=black, bg=gray!20}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}
\frametitle{Estimation problem}
%\begin{overlayarea}{\textwidth}{\textheight}
\begin{itemize}
\item  In finance it is a common to consider a parametric model for pricing
derivatives and then estimate its parameters to the historical market data.
\item  However, this practice raises some questions about its effectiveness
and implications.
\end{itemize}

\begin{block}{Related questions}
\begin{itemize}
\item How the best-fitting parameters' set is treated after the estimation?
\item Does the estimation error affect financial decisions?
\item How frequently does the parametric model need to be estimated?
\end{itemize}
\end{block}

\begin{itemize}
\item Our work aims to give answers to these questions and outlines an
alternative solution
\end{itemize}
%\end{overlayarea}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


from above code you can see, that i remove all \medskip and termination of items with \\ (they are superfluous).

• Thank you! It was simpler than expected. Can I ask you why \medskip is useless in this case? What if I would add more space between the item elements?. – Alexbrini Feb 8 '18 at 23:24
• @Alexbrini, \itemize is deliberately designed to give nice looking. with termination of items with \ and use additional vertical space like \medskip you will destroy this effort. this is of course is opinion based statement :) – Zarko Feb 8 '18 at 23:30
• @Alexbrini, i edit answer and give to block colors (similar to yours) as you show in your question :-) – Zarko Feb 8 '18 at 23:40