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:





  • 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
  • 2
    @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
  • 1
    @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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.