# Is it possible to put a rectangle as background in the \author section?

In the \documentclass[xcolor={dvipsnames}]{beamer} Is it possible to put a rectangle as background in the \author section ?

A kind of block, so that the \author name has a background with light color.

Is it possible, if yes how?

I tried the \begin{block}{a} ... \end{block} and it compiles 'correct' but it makes the \author disappear.

Any kind of help is very appreciated

The author is already in a box, you just don't see it because the default colour is white. You can change the colour like the following:

\documentclass[xcolor={dvipsnames}]{beamer}

\author{names}
\setbeamercolor{author}{bg=red}

\begin{document}

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

\end{document}

• Thank you samcarter! Just one question, how to nivelate the level of red color? It's very intense and does not let distinguish the author text – user178403 Mar 23 at 22:38
• @user178403 Either mix it with white (red!50!white) or use another colour you like, I just used it as an example. – user36296 Mar 23 at 22:39
• got it, is there a way to remove the gray shadow that has at the bottom of the block? – user178403 Mar 23 at 22:43
• @user178403 Per default there is no gray shadow. You will have to make a MWE that allows us to reproduce your problem. – user36296 Mar 23 at 22:44
• I've fixed, it has to do with all the packages I have. This one \useinnertheme[shadow]{rounded} I put % and gave the pure rectangle, thanks again. – user178403 Mar 23 at 22:52