# Highlight/color a part of text in block in beamer

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

 \begin{block}{P1}
\justifying
Some text here
\end{block}


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?

• Hello, did you consider using the \alert{text} command which colors your text using the colors defined by the beamer theme ? – J Coulet Nov 19 '18 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 – ShiS Nov 19 '18 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 '18 at 15:10

\documentclass{beamer}

\usepackage{soul}
\makeatletter
\let\HL\hl
\renewcommand\hl{%
\let\set@color\beamerorig@set@color
\let\reset@color\beamerorig@reset@color
\HL}
\makeatother
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{block}{P1}
Some \hl{text} here
\end{block}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


• Is it possible to change the color of highlighter, which is yellow here to some other color? – ShiS Nov 19 '18 at 15:21
• @ShiS Have a look into the documentation of the soul package texdoc.net/texmf-dist/doc/latex/soul/soul.pdf – user36296 Nov 19 '18 at 15:23
• If possible, can you direct me to a specific page where it is given in this document – ShiS Nov 19 '18 at 15:25
• @ShiS start with the "Short introduction and common rules" section – user36296 Nov 19 '18 at 15:27
• @Raaja I think a quote from the answer I link to explains it pretty good: "beamer redefines nearly anything" :) – user36296 Nov 19 '18 at 20:44