# Uncover items piecewise

I would like to uncover items piecewise, but have two items appear at the same time. I use the beameruserguide page 215 to do so as

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\frame{
\begin{itemize}[<+->]
\item First point
\item[<.->] Second point
\item Third point
\end{itemize}
}

\end{document}


To create output, I have used both

 latex test.tex
dvips test.dvi


and

 pdflatex test.tex


For the second point, the item symbol (a triangle) has turned into an upside-down exclamation mark followed by a period and a dash (.-) and ended by an upside-down question mark.

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Welcome to TeX.sx! –  Jubobs Mar 23 '13 at 13:17

As I understood, you want beamer to show only First item and then Second item and Third item?

If yes, here the correct code:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\begin{itemize}[<+->]
\item First point
\item Second point
\item<.-> Third point
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}

\end{document}


Looks like the documentation is wrong, I'm going to report this to the creator.

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Thanks for the help! This is what I wanted. –  Sisse Mar 25 '13 at 8:08

Remove the spurious square brackets from \item:

\documentclass{beamer}
\begin{document}

\frame{
\begin{itemize}[<+->]
\item First point
\item<.-> Second point
\item Third point
\end{itemize}
}

\end{document}

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