I am using beamer in Latex to make a presentation. I use a block for definition like:

  Some text here

Let us say I wish to highlight a word "Some". By highlight, I mean something like which is performed by \hl{text}. However, hl does not work in a block in latex. So what should I do, if I want to highlight text in block in beamer.

I don't want to change the color of text but I want to highlight it as shown in attached image. alert changes the text color. hl does not work in a block. So how should I do it? enter image description here

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    Hello, did you consider using the \alert{text} command which colors your text using the colors defined by the beamer theme ?
    – Juklaa
    Nov 19, 2018 at 12:13
  • @JCoulet alert changes the text color, but I want too highlight it like a marker does. I have edited the question to show what exactly I want
    – ShJ
    Nov 19, 2018 at 14:47
  • Did that image come out of Cool Text Highlighting in LaTeX? That's a neat one! Still, if soul's \hl does not work in your case, most of those answers will also not work, for they rely on soul.
    – gusbrs
    Nov 19, 2018 at 15:10

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You can apply the answer https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/41693/36296 to your problem:



  Some \hl{text} here


enter image description here

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    Is it possible to change the color of highlighter, which is yellow here to some other color?
    – ShJ
    Nov 19, 2018 at 15:21
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    @ShiS Have a look into the documentation of the soul package texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/latex/soul/soul.pdf Nov 19, 2018 at 15:23
  • If possible, can you direct me to a specific page where it is given in this document
    – ShJ
    Nov 19, 2018 at 15:25
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    @ShiS start with the "Short introduction and common rules" section Nov 19, 2018 at 15:27
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    @Raaja I think a quote from the answer I link to explains it pretty good: "beamer redefines nearly anything" :) Nov 19, 2018 at 20:44

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