# Side-to-Side figures with a sidebar [beamer]

I am doing a Beamer presentation and I am trying to put two figures next to each other using minipage. The problem is that my presentation contains a right sidebar and when I set the minipage width to .5\textwidth the two figures seem to be centred around the centre of the page, ignoring the sidebar on the right. In a sense, I would like the textwidth to take in account the presence of the sidebar. Here is the piece of code I'm struggling with :

\usetheme{Madrid}
\useoutertheme[right]{sidebar}
\setbeamercovered{dynamic}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\titlepage
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}{Outline}
\tableofcontents
\end{frame}

\section{Problem 1}

\begin{frame}{Problem 1}

\begin{figure}[H]
\centering
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=.25,angle=-90]{image1}
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=.25,angle=-90]{image2}
\end{minipage}
\end{figure}

• Welcome to TeX.SX! Please make your code compilable (if possible), or at least complete it with \documentclass{...}, the required \usepackage's, \begin{document}, and \end{document}. That may seem tedious to you, but think of the extra work it represents for TeX.SX users willing to give you a hand. Help them help you: remove that one hurdle between you and a solution to your problem. – dexteritas Feb 23 at 13:28

• Use width=\textwidth (or height=\textwidth if rotated by 90°) for the images and it works fine.
• Use example-image to get a MWE.

Code:

\documentclass{beamer}

\useoutertheme[right]{sidebar}
\setbeamercovered{dynamic}

\begin{document}

\section{Problem 1}

\begin{frame}{Problem 1}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{example-image}
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}{.5\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[height=\textwidth,angle=-90]{example-image}
\end{minipage}
\end{figure}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


Result:

• Thank you, it was actually really helpful! Now, how can I make the image bigger while keeping them centred? – Fagio Feb 23 at 13:55
• Why do you want to make the images bigger? By setting them to \textwidth you get the maximum size (without overlapping each other or the borders). – dexteritas Feb 25 at 19:39

beamer has an environment for that: columns.

\documentclass{beamer}
\useoutertheme[right]{sidebar}
\setbeamercovered{dynamic}

\begin{document}

\section{Problem 1}

\begin{frame}[t]
\frametitle{Problem 1}

\begin{columns}[t]
\begin{column}{.45\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=.25,angle=-90]{example-image-a}
\end{column}%
\begin{column}{.45\textwidth}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=.25,angle=-90]{example-image-b}
\end{column}
\end{columns}
\end{frame}
\end{document}