[texhax] Beamer background picture

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Wed Mar 7 16:43:55 CET 2007


Your solution amused me, because I suggested it to someone on the
Latex-beamer mailing list who reported that it didn't work; I now see
that it didn't because I didn't set the beamer background to be
transparent, so the picture I inserted with eso-pic got covered up by
beamer's own background.

Anyway, in answer to your question, someone else offered the much more
elegant solution:


which reportedly works. Also, if you want a background picture on only
one slide (e.g., the first one), all you need to do is put this inside a
group that contains the frame, e.g.:




By the way, you might find Latex-beamer-users at lists.sourceforge.net of
interest. It doesn't get as much traffic as texhax, but occasionally it
provides helps on (or 'round) beamer's quirks.

On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 14:18 +0100, Victor Ivrii wrote:
> %eso-pic routine for adding pictures \AddToShipoutPicture* would
> affect only current page
> %background.pdf is a file containing picture in question
> \setbeamercolor{background canvas}{bg=} %setting own beamer background
> transparent
> % Then as usual beamer document
> %%%%%%%
> %
> Does anyone knows a simpler solution?
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