# Issues

Issue #78 resolved

# lost alignment between columns

ignasi
created an issue

Hi,

I've found a little problem with top aligned columns in a frame. Please, test attached example. You will see that itemized environments are not aligned when the frame has [t] option and they look good with the centered frame default option.

Do you know what's wrong?

Thank you,

Ignasi

1. repo owner

I know how to fix it, and it's quite easy, but I'm not sure if it will break something else. If you need the fix badly, replace lines 256--260 in beamerbaseframe.sty which read:

  \def\beamer@initfirstlineunskip{%
\def\beamer@firstlineitemizeunskip{%
\vskip-\partopsep\vskip-\topsep\vskip-\parskip%
\global\let\beamer@firstlineitemizeunskip=\relax}%
\everypar{\global\let\beamer@firstlineitemizeunskip=\relax}}


with

  \def\beamer@initfirstlineunskip{}%


This will fix it.

Why is this still on hold? I just hit this bug and an itemize in columns on a top-align frame really looks very bad!

A workaround that can be copy/pasted into the document itself is the following:

\makeatletter
%%% taken from beamerbaseframe.sty
\define@key{beamerframe}{t}[true]{% top
\beamer@frametopskip=.2cm plus .5\paperheight\relax%
\beamer@framebottomskip=0pt plus 1fill\relax%
\beamer@frametopskipautobreak=\beamer@frametopskip\relax%
\beamer@framebottomskipautobreak=\beamer@framebottomskip\relax%
\def\beamer@initfirstlineunskip{}%
}
\makeatother


which was suggested here: http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/16447/beamer-top-aligning-columns-within-a-top-aligned-frame

2. Drop special treatment of first itemise spacing (fixes #78)

I'm leaving the code which allows the rest of the mechanism to work: we don't use it with this change, but it's not entirely clear what is really going on (there are no notes anywhere in the code).

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