# is it possible to place a box with text over a picture in latex beamer? using overpic and block

\documentclass[aspectratio=169,usenames,dvipsnames]{beamer}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\setbeamercovered{transparent} % Transparente Overlays
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb,amstext}
\usepackage{pifont}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage{ngerman}
\usepackage{movie15}
\usepackage{multimedia}
\usepackage{siunitx}
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
%\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage{wrapfig}
\usepackage{setspace}
\usepackage[absolute]{overpic}

\begin{frame}{test}
\begin{overpic}[width=\linewidth,tics=10,grid=true]
{intro2.pdf}
\put(0,40){\begin{block}{test1}{
\begin{itemize}
\item understanding latex
\end{itemize}
}
\end{block}} \end{overpic}

\end{frame}


Welcome to TeX.SE! The answer is yes (if you use a minipage or something analogous). EDIT: Updated my beamer version, as recommended by @samcarter, and removed packages that are not directly relevant here.

\documentclass[aspectratio=169,usenames,dvipsnames]{beamer}
\setbeamercovered{transparent} % Transparente Overlays
\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc}
%\usepackage[dvipsnames]{xcolor}
\usepackage[absolute]{overpic}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[plain]
\begin{overpic}[width=\linewidth,tics=10,grid=true]
{example-image-duck.pdf}
\put(0,40){\begin{minipage}{5cm}
\begin{block}{test1}{
\begin{itemize}
\item understanding latex
\end{itemize}
}
\end{block}
\end{minipage}}
\end{overpic}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


• You should consider updating your beamer version :) – user36296 Aug 29 '18 at 8:13
• Looks much better :) – user36296 Aug 29 '18 at 13:34
• @samcarter Agree. Do you know if there are any "nesting tikzpictures" issues if you put a beamer block in a tikzpicture node? After all, beamer loads all the pgf packages. – user121799 Aug 29 '18 at 13:37
• I have not yet encountered problems with using tikzpictures in beamer blocks. I'd say as long as it works ... (the content of the block is usually well hidden from everything by a surrounding minipage) – user36296 Aug 29 '18 at 13:47