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I'm trying to put verbatim text inside a node (in a beamer frame):

\begin{frame}[fragile]{P}
\tikzstyle{cell} = [rectangle, draw, thin , fill=black!10 , minimum size=5mm]
\begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=3cm, auto,>=latex', thick, overlay]
    \path[->,draw]<1-> node[cell] (p) {Text at \verb!p!};                
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{frame}

But it doesn't compile and produces an error. If one replaces \verb!p! with anything else, like "p", it compiles. Note that I also tried to put "fragile" in the frame options. Thank you in advance!

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  • I can't test right now: Does the problem persist when you do the same thing (verbatim in a node) in a "normal" (i.e. article) document class?
    – Caramdir
    Apr 2, 2012 at 23:10
  • Do you need verbatim, or can you just write \texttt{p}? Apr 2, 2012 at 23:25

1 Answer 1

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You can use \Verb from the fancyvrb package:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{fancyvrb}
\usetikzlibrary{arrows}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}[fragile]{P}
\tikzstyle{cell} = [rectangle, draw, thin , fill=black!10 , minimum size=5mm]
\begin{tikzpicture}[node distance=3cm, auto,>=latex', thick, overlay]
    \path[->,draw] node[cell] (p) {Text at \Verb!p!};                
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{frame}

\end{document}

As Caramdir has correctly suspected in a comment, if another document class (article, for example) is used there's no need to use \Verb and the standard \verb command will work.

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You should also consider using \texttt{p} instead of \verb!p! (as Torbjørn T suggested in his comment) if your intention is just to use a mono-spaced font for the "p" character.

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  • You forgot the <1-> from the OP. (although it's probably no-op here, it's responsible for the broken behavior of verb. Without <1->, it works both with and without Verb. // Side note, read the documentation of fancyvrb for remark on how to use Verb, it's different (e.g. you need to escape spaces etc.) Could just use \texttt{ for simplicity.
    – user202729
    Jul 27, 2022 at 6:46

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