# text justify in beamer

I like to justify the texts inside the block using beamer. I cant do that in presentation. Can any one please help me?

You can use \justifying from the ragged2e package; you can patch the \frame command to use \justyfing, but you will also have to invoke \justifying for some other environments which internally use \raggedleft (for example, the beamer blocks, and the list-like environments enumerate, itemize, etc.). A little example:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{ragged2e}
\usepackage{etoolbox}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\apptocmd{\frame}{}{\justifying}{} % Allow optional arguments after frame.

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\lipsum[2]
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\begin{block}{text}
\justifying
\lipsum[2]
\end{block}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


• Thank you so much, I didnt invoke \justifying every time.....Also Can you please tell me- How can I write the block title at the center? May 13, 2012 at 2:18
• This fails when you use \begin{frame}{frametitle}...\end{frame}... the frame title is put in the frame body, not header. Apr 8, 2015 at 12:22
• If I try using \apptocmd{\frame}{}{\justifying}{} when I have some text next to an image like here, the text is not being justified. How can I fix this? Feb 4, 2016 at 19:53
• @Marco add ad-hoc \justifying on the column block, or patch the column block as was done for text. Jul 6, 2016 at 10:22
• @Gonzalo: Thanks for the answer. But what is the difference between \justify and \justifying? I have googled the question but did not find any answer. Thank you. Jun 13, 2018 at 14:30

You can use \parbox{}.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\lipsum[2]
\end{frame}

\begin{frame}
\begin{block}{text}
\parbox{\linewidth}{\lipsum[2]}
\end{block}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


It is a bit less exotic than the other answer's solution.

• you could also add minipage Dec 9, 2017 at 17:22

I found that one can achieve text justification in beamer by including

\renewcommand{\raggedright}{\leftskip=0pt \rightskip=0pt plus 0cm}

in the preamble.

I have done so in a big document with 70 slides without noticing any side effect. Nevertheless, the link is very old (2008) so I do not know if care should be exercised in the application of this workaround (possible compatibility issues, conflicts with packages, environments and the like, etc.).

• but than you lost function of this command where you needed. i would not do this. Apr 2, 2019 at 3:01
• works like charm! Dec 18, 2019 at 10:04